Robbie Findley excited about return to Real Salt Lake with Toronto FC

Toronto FC travel to Real Salt Lake on Sunday night in a game that will see Robbie Findley return to the club he left last December and the former US international striker is excited for the match.

Findley spent six seasons with Real Salt Lake in total. He joined the club in 2007 and spent three-and-a-half seasons there before making the move to England where he played for Nottingham Forest and Gillingham.

The 29 year old then returned to RSL in 2013 but only scored seven goals in 41 appearances over the past two seasons.

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He has started life with Toronto well though, scoring in his first game in that 3-1 win at the Vancouver Whitecaps on opening weekend, and is now looking ahead to playing at Rio Tinto Stadium with his new teammates.

“I can’t wait,” Findley told Toronto’s official YouTube channel. “They’re definitely a good team with a lot of good guys that I still talk to and it will be fun. They have a good crowd and I’m looking forward to it.

“The fans have always been great since day one so hopefully I’ll get a good ovation.”

Both sides will have to deal with absentees on Sunday night as each side will be without five players who are away on international duty.

Toronto will need to try and win without Designated Players Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore, who are both with the US Men’s National Team, while RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando is also with Jurgen Klinsmann’s squad.

Altidore’s absence should see Findley get the chance to impress as the lead striker and he believes whoever comes in needs to work for the team.

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“I think everybody has got to take the responsibility on themselves. We win as a team and we lose as a team so whoever gets that opportunity to step onto the field needs to deliver and know their role,” he added.

The experienced striker went on to add that he has enjoyed his time with Toronto so far and the whole squad are focused on getting something out of Sunday’s game.

“It’s been great. It’s very professional. All the guys have been great and have welcomed me.

“They’ve got a couple players missing as well so we’ve just got to go there and focus on what we need to do to get a result.”

Will Robbie Findley score against his former side when Toronto take on Real Salt Lake this weekend?

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