Red Bulls Sign a ’Keeper Who Isn’t One

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

by ANTHONY J. MERCED

Kyle Reynish, the Red Bulls’ backup goalkeeper last season, rejoined the team on Wednesday — briefly — before he was traded to Atlanta United for a 2018 fourth-round draft pick. Reynish was with New York for two seasons.

Reynish was a Real Salt Lake supplemental draft pick in 2007. He played eight games for the Western Conference club between 2007-12 with a loan spell in 2010 with the Charleston Battery of the USL. In 2013 he played in 12 games and helped the New York Cosmos capture the 2013 NASL title.

Reynish, 33, signed with the Red Bulls in 2015, but never made an appearance for the club. Instead he was loaned to New York Red Bull II of the USL, making eight appearances as a backup to Ryan Meara and Santiago Castano.

Reynish is expected to be in goal on opening day when Atlanta United hosts the Red Bulls on Sunday He is the fourth keeper on the Atlanta roster with Alec Kann, Alex Kapp (the son of the former Cosmos player Erhardt Kapp) and Alexander Tambakis.