Red Bulls sign Sutton, complete deal for Robinson

Red Bulls sign Sutton, complete deal for Robinson

MLS- New York Red Bulls

Red Bulls sign Sutton, complete deal for Robinson


The New York Red Bulls' roster makeover has now included a pair of former Toronto FC players.

The Red Bulls announced the signing of goalkeeper Greg Sutton. The veteran Canadian netminder lost his starting job to rookie standout Stefan Frei at Toronto FC last season before eventually being waived.

The Red Bulls have also completed the acquisition of midfielder Carl Robinson from Toronto FC. According to team sources, New York acquired Robinson's rights from Toronto for a fourth-round draft pick.

The deal came after Toronto FC reached a deal with Robinson to buy out his contract. Robinson will cost $125,000 against the Red Bulls 2010 salary cap.

A Welsh international, Robinson was a solid contributor for Toronto during his three seasons with TFC, though his high salary and the arrival of Julian DeGuzman made him expendable in Toronto. With New York, Robinson should start in central midfield. Joel Lindpere's outstanding form in central midfield makes a Lindpere-Robinson pairing a strong possibility heading into 2010.

Our take on the signings? Sutton obviously impressed New York in spring training but for my money he's an MLS back-up who seems unlikely to challenge for the starting goalkeeper job. Robinson is another story. He's a solid veteran who should step in and start for the Red Bulls.

What do you think of these signings? Still hoping the Red Bulls sign a playmaker? Not crazy about the team's goalkeeping options?

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