Red Bulls Add Two Former Toronto FC Players

Robinson: Upgrade over Seth Stammler?

Red Bull New York announced today that it has acquired goalkeeper Greg Sutton and midfielder Carl Robinson, both of whom played for Toronto FC last season.

The 32-year-old Sutton, who has 16 caps for Canada’s national team, was supplanted as Toronto’s starter last season by rookie Stefan Frei and eventually waived by the club. RBNY General Manager Erik Soler said the team has “been impressed with Greg’s performances during his time with us in preseason. He is a very experienced goalkeeper and will compete for a starting role.”

Robinson, an experienced Welsh international (52 caps), started 20 games for the Reds as a defensive midfielder last season. The 33-year-old has played for English sides Portsmouth, Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday and Walsall. The Red Bulls traded a fourth-round pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft to Toronto in exchange for him.

Soler called Robinson “a very consistent player who will immediately contend for a spot in our starting lineup. He has a significant amount of experience at both the club and international level, and we expect that he will bring a strong veteran presence to our locker room.”

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