Stu Walters | Email Stu.Walters@corusent.com
In perhaps what isn’t a surprising move Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced on Monday that the club has parted ways with temperamental midfielder Barry Robson.
The Whitecaps opened their pre-season training today in Vancouver and Robson was noticeably absent from the first workout. The club later revealed that they along with Robson mutually agreed to terminate the contract.
“We are thankful for the contributions Barry made during his time with the club. Unfortunately Barry and his family never fully settled in Vancouver, and we’ve mutually decided to move in different directions,” said Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi. “On behalf of the club, I wish Barry the very best in the next stage of his career.”
Robson, 34, joined Whitecaps FC last June after two-and-a-half seasons with English League Championship side Middlesbrough FC. The native of Inverurie, Scotland, scored three goals in 18 appearances for Vancouver.
"Thank you to my teammates, coaches, staff, fans, and media for making my experience in Vancouver enjoyable," said Robson. "I am now looking forward to returning home and beginning the next chapter in my career."
Whitecaps FC open their third Major League Soccer season on Saturday March 2nd when they host Toronto FC at BC Place.