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Robin Fraser leaves TFC to take top job in Colorado

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Fraser was an assistant coach in Toronto since 2015.

SOCCER: MAY 12 MLS - Toronto FC at New England Revolution Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Toronto FC confirmed today that assistant coach Robin Fraser will be departing the club, having accepted an offer to become the new head coach of the Colorado Rapids.

Fraser was part of TFC’s coaching staff under Greg Vanney since January 2015, meaning he was part of the club’s treble-winning campaign in 2017. He came to Toronto to work under Vanney, who had previously been Fraser’s assistant at Chivas USA.

The 52-year-old former defender (with 74 caps for the Rapids and a further 93 for the pre-MLS Colorado Foxes) has worked on the staff of four MLS teams, including TFC, Chivas USA (as head coach), New York Red Bulls and Real Salt Lake (both as an assistant).

TFC have apparently received $75,000 in General Allocation Money from Colorado in exchange for releasing Fraser.

The Rapids’ previous boss, Anthony Hudson, got the sack on May 1st, and Conor Casey had been in charge as interim head coach since then. The Rapids sit 11th in the Western Conference with just 27 points, and just seven wins all season.