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International trio ink new Toronto FC contracts

Midfielder Rohan Ricketts has agreed to a new deal with Toronto FC that will keep him with the club through the 2009 season. Toronto FC have also extended the contracts of both midfielder Carl Robinson, and forward Danny Dichio. As per team and league policy details of the deal were not announced.

Ricketts, 26, joined Toronto FC on April 4, 2008. The midfielder scored four goals, and added four assists in 27 games played. He finished the 2008 MLS season third in the team on minutes played.

Robinson, 32, will begin his third season with the club after becoming an inaugural member of Toronto FC signing February 1, 2007. The midfielder split time between the Wales National team and Toronto FC, and still started 27 games for the club. He finished the 2008 season with a goal and an assist and was second in the team in minutes played. Robinson was also awarded the team's MVP award - for the second straight season.

Dichio, 34, is also an original member of Toronto FC joining the team on April 19, 2007. The forward quickly became a fan favourite after scoring the team's first ever goal in 2007, and the last goal of that same season. In 23 appearances in 2008, Dichio finished with five goals and three assists and narrowly missed out on obtaining the team's Golden Boot award for most goals.

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