Dec 20, 2012

United re-sign defender Robbie Russell

Washington, D.C. (December 19, 2012) – +D.C. United  today announced that the club has re-signed veteran defender  Robbie Russell. Russell made 19 appearances (16 starts) and tallied a goal in the 2012 campaign, his first season with United. Per club and League policy, exact terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

“We are pleased that Robbie will return to United for the 2013 season,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper. “Robbie brings a wealth of experience and veteran leadership to our locker room, and we are pleased to have reached an agreement to bring him back,” continued Kasper.

photo credit: Tony Quinn
Russell, who was part of the 2009 MLS Cup Champions Real Salt Lake, has made 97 Major League Soccer appearances (84 starts), tallying two goals and assisting on nine others. In five MLS seasons, the defender has logged over 7,000 minutes. Prior to making the move to MLS, Russell spent time with Icelandic First Division side Breidablik (2000), Norwegian First Division clubs Sogndal I.L. (2001-04) and Rosenborg BK (2004-06), and Danish Superligaen (First Division) side Viborg FF (2006-08).

Name:                          Robbie Russell  
Height:                          6’2”
Weight:                         205
Number:                       3
Position:                        Defender 
Birthdate:                      07/16/1979
Birthplace:                    Accra, Ghana
Previous Club:               Real Salt Lake
Acquired:                      Acquired on 11/29/11 from Real Salt Lake in exchange for a 2013 MLS SuperDraft third-round selection.