Former Loon Jeb Brovsky is getting his chance in the big leagues with the club following his recovery from a knee injury sustained last season in the NASL.
Jeff Rueter of FiftyFive.One first reported on Sunday that the former fan favorite would be training with the club on a trial basis.
BREAKING: J. Brovsky is set to join #MNUFC on trial this week. #MLS https://t.co/eEXBtnxsYx— Jeff Rueter (@jeffrueter) April 30, 2017
However, Megan Ryan of The Star Tribune is reporting this today:
Former NASL guy Jeb Brovsky is training with the Loons but not on trial. Part of his recovery/getting back in shape after injury. #MNUFC— Megan Ryan (@theothermegryan) May 2, 2017
It appears for the time being that Brovsky is simply at practice with the team to keep his recovery on track. Makes sense as there is no guarantee that Brovsky is back. Hopefully, this can lead to a trial in the future. In which case, let’s take a look at Brovsky’s career.
Brovsky was one of the most consistent performers for United in their last NASL season before he tore his left ACL in a match against Carolina. Prior to the injury, Jeb started 26 times for the Loons, logging 2,174 minutes along the way.
By all accounts, Brovsky was a great teammate and stand-up guy. He also was set back during his recovery by life threatening blood clots.
Prior to the season, Manager Adrian Heath had said that they would take a look at Jeb once he got healthy, and this appears to be that chance.
The former Notre Dame player is something of an expansion specialist. He was on the roster for Vancouver, Montreal, and NYCFC for their inaugural seasons. Since being drafted 19th overall by the Whitecaps in 2011, Jeb has registered over 100 MLS appearances.
Brovsky is also something of a utility player in a mold similar to Seattle’s Brad Evans. He has appeared at fullback on both sides, as a holding midfielder, and as a center back.
Should the team elect to sign him on a permanent basis, he would bring a wealth of experience to the squad, as well as depth at several positions.
Would you like to see the club sign Jeb(!)? Or would you rather see them pass? Let us know in the comments below!