Rubio Rubin was once considered a top prospect for the USMNT, even earning his first senior cap at the age of 18. After a bright start to his career at FC Utrecht in the Eredivisie injury and poor form have led to his signing with his third club in just over seven months. That club is Stabaek, currently in sixth place in the Eliteserien, Norway’s top tier. Rubin was a free agent after his release from Silkeborg IF of the Danish Superliga and signed after trialing with the club.
Looks like Rubio Rubin's trial with Stabaek was successful. https://t.co/2eyyzJRmof— Jeff Carlisle (@JeffreyCarlisle) August 4, 2017
"I have a really good feeling now and would like to thank Stabaek for daring to take a chance on me. I'm really looking forward to giving everything I have for the blaze suit and am just happy to be here,” said Rubin after his signing.
The Eliteserien runs on a parallel season with Major League Soccer and is therefore at the approximate midpoint of the season. Rubin’s contract is valid through the remainder of this season only.
Stabaek is no stranger to Americans as the club was promoted to the Eliteserien with former USMNT head coach and current LAFC head coach Bob Bradley in charge after the 2013 season. Rubin is the eighth American signed by Stabaek in the last ten years.
This may be the last chance for Rubin in Europe so lets hope that he makes the most of it!