So word on the street is that RBNY is trying to make an 11th hour move for Notts County striker Luke Rodgers before the MLS transfer window closes on April 15th. If you've never heard of him you'd be forgiven as he's spent the bulk of his career in the English lower divisions playing for the likes of Shrewsbury Town, Port Vale and the mighty Yeovil Town.
I'd never heard of him either until his name popped up on the MLS transfer gossip mill but from what I've gathered via Metrofanatic and Google searches he's played 335 games and scored 105 goals for an impressive career strike rate of 0.31; so far in 2009/10 he's grabbed 10 goals in 37 games for Notts County.
That's a pretty nice strike rate for sure. He's also got an impressive police record as well. See below:
- Arrested in January 2002 after allegedly assaulting a Hartlepool United defender in a car park.
- Ordered to carry out 100 hours community service and pay £5,000 in compensation for misfiring a firework into someone's face outside a pub in October 2002.
- Issued an "adult caution for public order offense" while driving in April 2009.
- Arrested following a post-match bar fight in Nottingham in October 2009.