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Chris Konopka signs with Scottish Premier League team

The former Philadelphia Union goalkeeper signed a short-term contract with Ross County.

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Ross County of the Scottish Premier League has signed Toms River, New Jersey native Chris Konopka to "a short-term contract." Konopka will be filling in for the Staggies (I swear I didn't make that up - that's really what they're referred to) injured goalkeeper Scott Fox, who is out with damaged medial ligaments.

This isn't the 30 year old Konopka's first foray into European soccer - he played for Bohemian FC, Sporting Fingal, and Waterford United in Ireland from 2008 to 2011 before heading back to MLS with the New York Red Bulls. Konopka is perhaps best known by fans here for his stint with the Union from 2012 to 2013, when he was traded to Toronto FC. He was with Toronto through the end of last season when he was released by the club. He trialed with D.C. United in the MLS preseason, but United didn't sign him.

If Konopka's international paperwork clears in time, his first start could be a big one - the Scottish League Cup Final against Hibernian.