DC United Signs Liberian International Goalkeeper

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DC United Signs Liberian International Goalkeeper

Post by Duport Road on Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:20 pm

DC United Signs Liberian International Goalkeeper



Louis Crayton arrives with hopes of solving the goalkeeping worries in Washington
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Since the off-season departure of Troy Perkins, goalkeeper has been a tricky position at RFK Stadium. Zach Wells was brought in from Houston and assumed the number one.

Jose Carvallho arrived from Peru. But reinforcements are on the way. According to reports out of Switzerland and Washington, D.C. United have signed netminder Louis Crayton.

The 6-foot-tall Crayton will challenge for the number one spot with Zach Wells, a longtime backup in Houston who was brought to the capital city in the off season. He has had problems all season and does not evoke much confidence in United fans or defenders, as the side have struggled to get back into the running in the Eastern Conference after an abysmal start to the season. They currently sit in 4th place.

Liberian-born, Crayton holds both Liberian and Swiss passports. At 30, he is well-traveled in his 13-year pro career. He has spent 11 years in Switzerland, including time Grasshoppers, Concordia Basel, and most recently FC Basel. In the last three years with Basel, he has made only 12 appearances.

He has been capped 35 times for Liberia, and made two appearances during qualification for the 2006 World Cup.
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Post by Duport Road on Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:52 pm

This is a step down for Louis…………I am not sure what lead to this decision.

I was in contact with him during the offseason. (Wife and kid(s) live in Florida) we also exchanged several text messages and talked a couple of times while he was in Germany for the pre-season. All through the conversation he was excited about the up coming season and the Champions League………..oh well. For those of you who do not know Louis……he is a great guy! He is a mentor to several Liberian Players including my client fellow goalie Melvin King. I wish him the best!
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Post by Monroviaboy on Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:42 am

This is not a step down for Him..It is a Positive sign..he will be 1st team here..He was backup over there...

How can you say a 1st team shirt is a step down over a backup role?
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