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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dasan Robinson - The new Rick Titus

That means you Ty Harden

The seemingly never-ending transfer/ roster freeze/ trade/ beaver pelt barter system that is MLS player transactions finally came to a close today... we think. Either way, it gave Toronto FC a chance to do one last little piece of business - a seemingly straightforward defender-for-defender swap which sees Dasan Robinson, who was apparently a member of TFC, go to Los Angeles Galaxy for Kyle Davies.
22-year old Davies was a hot prospect in the US youth ranks who started his professional football life toiling in Southampton's reserve set-up. After failing to crack the line-up for the English Championship side, Davies joined MLS and has bounced from Real Salt Lake to FC Dallas (where he made his only 14 MLS appearances) and then on to Galaxy. The former captain of the USA U-20 team, Davies is still young and raw enough that The Reds may believe he can be groomed to help their decrepit defensive corps. Not corpse, smartass.
As for Dasan Robinson... we hardly knew ya! The player whose TFC claim to fame will always be as the man who allowed Dan Gargan be traded instead of waived, only ran onto the pitch once in anger for The Reds. Apparently dogged by injury and/or not a good fit with Aron Winter, the reportedly affable and team-oriented Illinois native will be an odd footnote on the 2011 highlight DVD. As it will only be a four-an-a-half minute DVD - you may need to pause it to catch him.

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