Toronto FC loses Robinson for rest of year

Toronto FC fans received more bad news on Wednesday.



Already frustrated with having to play Saturday’s crucial game against the San Jose Earthquakes without midfielder Amado Guevara, fans of the Reds found out they’re going to be without Carl Robinson for the rest of the year. 


Robinson, a Welsh international, is out with a fractured cheekbone. 


The 32-year-old suffered the injury after a collision with a player out for a trial during morning practice in Oakville, Ont. on Tuesday. 

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Soon after it happened Robinson posted on Twitter that it was “not looking good for me, if I’m honest.”


Toronto will already be without their second-leading scorer Guevara who is on international duty with Honduras. 


On Saturday, TFC will play the Earthquakes at BMO field in a matchup that can all but determine their playoff fate. With only three regular season games left to play, the Reds sit in 10th overall with 35 points. 


Only eight of the league’s fifteen teams qualify for the post-season.


Due to Robinson’s absence coach Chris Cummins will likely have to insert Argentinian Pablo Vitti or rookie Amadou Sanyang, of Gambia, to fill the void at central defender.


Adrian Serioux could move up to cover Robinson’s position. 


Serving as co-captain throughout this season, Robinson had two assists in 21 matches for TFC while playing strong defence. 

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By: Domenic Gratta
Posted: Oct 7 2009 8:00 pm
Filed under: Soccer Sports