Jordan Peto, a slightly above average goal keeper, has left Germany once again to join France. This is a fairly meaningful transfer so here is my quick hit analysis of it:
-The first question that comes to mind is what does this mean for Tristan. I doubt these guys are willing to share time so I will assume Tristan is out, which is strange since I believe he was the better keeper in his hay day. Tristan also would have been very useful against Sudan as he is a beast in the air.
- Does this hurt Germany? Losing your starting keeper would be crushing to most teams but Germany has Simon Kluge ready to step in. He has CIS experience and is at least as good as his predecessor.
- If France weren't favorites before they surely are now. They now have their full team that rolled through the RSA tournament plus the Winnipeg guys they got. Should we bother having a tournament this year? It's over.
- Hopefully this move works out better for Peto than the last time he left Germany. That run with Canada did not go well.
- Lastly if I am a team in need of a goal keeper (ie. ROI) I am bending over backwards to try and get Tristan. Even if he can only play playoffs it would be worth kicking his tires. He is a former ROI guy so this move makes a lot of sense.