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Former RSL defender Russell retires, heads back to school

Published May 15, 2013 1:09 pm

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Washington • D.C. United defender Robbie Russell has retired after a 13-year career in Major League Soccer and in Europe, and will study medicine at Georgetown University.

The 33-year-old Russell scored one goal in 20 appearances with United, which announced his plans Wednesday. He played in 98 games over six seasons in MLS and was a member of the 2009 league champions, Real Salt Lake.

Russell also played in Iceland, Norway and Denmark.