Toronto FC co-captain Carl Robinson has explained what a big decision it was to stay after being courted by European clubs. "It was a big decision I couldn't make lightly," Robinson told "I had to think with regards to, if I committed myself to Toronto, I maybe might not go back and play in England ever again.

"For someone who's played 15 years in England, that's hard. My two years have been fantastic here. I had some offers to join some super clubs over there, but having said that, this is a super club here. ... I enjoyed my football so much over the last two years that I was willing to extend my future here."

Toronto FC travel to face Kansas City in the season opener on 21st March.

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