Vancouver Whitecaps Part Ways With Barry Robson

Posted on January 21, 2013 by


The Vancouver Whitecaps parted ways with their Scottish midfielder Barry Robson today who came to Vancouver in July of 2012. The ‘Caps terminated his contract today as Robson was originally signed to a three year contract. The often frustrated, red-headed Scotsman never seemed to fit in with the Whitecaps style of play, often seen with both arms in the air yelling at the referee.

Robson signed a three year contract from Middlesbrough FC in England. It was announced in Vancouver on February 16th of 2012 that Barry Robson would become the clubs third ever designated player.

Whitecaps FC president, Bob Lenarduzzi, spoke about the departure of Robson: “Unfortunately Barry and his family never fully settled in Vancouver and we’ve mutually decided to move in different directions, on behalf of the club, I wish Barry the very best in the next stage of his career.”

Robson thanked his teammates, coaches, fans and the media “for making my experience in Vancouver enjoyable.” He also spoke to the media about his contract being terminated: “I am now looking forward to returning home and beginning the next chapter in my career,”

Surely, the Whitecaps will be looking to fill the absence of Robson in the midfield prior to the 2013 MLS season. Many supporters are wanting the ‘Caps to look into a midfielder with more creativity on the ball. Follow me on Twitter @jakevendramin for updates on this front and other updates in the MLS and the world of football.