by KENYA BROWN
May 16, 2013
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Robbie Russell has hung up his cleets to become a doctor
DC United defender and one time US men's national team prospect Robbie Russell has called time on his playing career after 13 years.
Born in Accra, Ghana the former Duke Blue Devil was drafted by Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy, but opted to pursue a soccer career in Europe by signing with Icelandic first division side Breidablik in 2000. Russell then moved on to Norway where he signed for Sogndal in the country's Premier Division, becoming one of the best right backs in the league. After more than 100 appearances for the team, perennial powerhouse Rosenberg signed Russell in 2004, helping the Troll Kids to claim its 19th league title.