With Frank Rost’s future still in the balance, and no netminder in the depth charts, the New York Red Bulls look to be in the market for a goalkeeper. Renny Vega, who was recently voted the best Venezuelan National Team player of 2011, revealed in an interview with El Nacional that the option is still open for a move stateside to man the sticks for the keeper depleted New York Red Bulls.
“They’ve called me again,” Vega said of the Red Bulls. “That door is not closed. I’d like to have that last experience playing in the exterior before I retire, I won’t deny it. It’s a very personal interest. If it doesn’t happen, it’s not a problem; I’ll stay with the team I love (Caracas FC).”
The story goes on to report that Vega took a few days to visit The Big Apple on vacation recently, further padding Vega’s claims.
Vega, 32, was most recently linked to New York this past November by Venezuelan outlet Futbol Report. He is currently preparing to lead his side through the preliminary phase of South America’s premier club Championship, Copa Libertadores, and faces his next international challenge on February 29th, when Venezuela takes on Spain in Malaga.
For those curious about Renny Vega’s play, here are two standout matches that helped him achieve his 2011 player of the year status; first against Argentina, then facing Brazil: