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Robinson Done with TFC?
December 21, 2009, 11:33 AM
Filed under: Carl Robinson, Toronto FC

“It was also good to catch up with my agent before he flew back to America to sort some business out.”

Carl Robinson

It may not mean anything, but I found Robbo’s reference to “America,” as opposed to Canada, interesting. Although we’ve yet to hear anything about his future with TFC, one has wondered for some time now whether we’ve seen the last of the classy Welshman.

With Preki looking to put his stamp on things, Robbo representing another $300,000 on the cap and the fact that he isn’t 23 anymore (or, more to the point, Sam Cronin is 23), it’s hard to imagine where he fits in. There has been talk about Robbo wanted to move into a coaching role after he retires, but with Dichio already in a role with the club one wonders how many spots there are (not to mention Robbo let it slip in an earlier County Times column that he paid to do his coaching licence himself, rather than TFC picking up the tab).

The one caveat to this is that TFC only has so many discovery spots and only a couple late draft picks. If they want a full-ish roster they may not be able to let too many other players go — they currently have just 19 players on the roster and that includes Nick Garcia).

The Reds could do worse than to have Robbo back another year. Younger players have long suggested that he has been a major influence on them. But, MLS can be a cruel league sometimes. Cap considerations have to win out over sentimentality.

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