Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/19/12
Midfield Question Mark? It’s no secret that the Vancouver Whitecaps were threadbare in midfield for their inaugural MLS season. We have expounded on that topic to death here at NW Sportsbeat. In fact, in last week’s Whitecaps 2012 fearless predictions, I asserted that unless the midfield talent is addressed then the improved forward and defensive units would be for nought. However, in an intriguing move, Martin Rennie moved to acquire fellow Scot Barry Robson from Middlesbrough in the English Championship league, which lays just one division below the Premier League. Robson is an attractive addition to Vancouver for many reasons. He is offensively minded, with a gifted eye for passing and excels in dead ball situations on free kicks and penalties. Robson’s versatility allows him to be played in either the centre of the park or on the flank across the midfield. He is also left footed, a balanced quality that has been lacking for the Whitecaps, and has tremendous experience playing i...
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