Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Houston Dynamo Defender Eddie Robinson Announces Retirement

In his eleven seasons playing in MLS, Eddie Robinson has only played for one team. In 2001, Robinson signed on with the San Jose Earthquakes and he stayed with the team when it moved to Houston in 2006 and was rechristened as the Houston Dynamo. During his tenure, Robinson became a fan favorite for his rough, no nonsense style of defense, despite the fact that he was prone to injury and being carded.

Since Robinson is a defender, it's not surprising that he only scored 9 goals during his time in MLS; however, what is surprising is that in the only cap he received from the US National Team, he picked up a goal.

Although he was part of the original squad of players that made the move from San Jose to Houston, Eddie will not play in the new Houston Dynamo Stadium, because today he announced his retirement. The 33 year old is not leaving Houston though, he'll remain with the Dynamo organization and will work as a coach for the Dynamo Academy.

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