Remember when the Philadelphia Union had three starting-caliber goalkeepers? Those sure were fun times, and now the only options appear to be the previously exiled Rais M'Bolhi or an orange traffic cone. Personally, my vote goes to the traffic cone, but head coach Jim Curtin likely has other ideas and was reportedly looking to pick up another goalkeeper on a short-term loan. The name mentioned most often was Brian Sylvestre who as you may remember spent time with Harrisburg City Islanders before joining the Carolina RailHawks of the NASL.
There has been plenty of speculation about whether or not Sylvestre would be joining the Union, but it looks as though that speculation can end. Fellow RailHawks goalkeeper Hunter Gilstrap tweeted this out before quickly deleting the post.
The move to acquire Sylvestre could prove to be a smart one as the Union await the return of John McCarthy. Sylvestre performed well against the Union in the US Open Cup last season and as far as lower division goalkeepers go, the Union could have done far worse. However, the most interesting story line is not the potential arrival of Sylvestre, but if he will start or not this Saturday. Curtin is clearly not eager to start M'Bolhi meaning could be the only other option in goal.
Just when you think this season can't get any weirder, something like this happens. Stay tuned folks, I don't think it's getting better anytime soon.