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Veteran Striker Robert Earnshaw Retires

Earnshaw played last season with Vancouver

After a stint with the Vancouver Whitecaps last season, Robert Earnshaw is ready to hang up his boots. The Veteran forward, who's played in Europe as well as MLS, penned an open letter to fans explaining his decision. It's actually a really good read, and must have been very emotional for Earnsahw to write. 

You can check that out here.

The 34 year old started his professional career in 1998, and ended up playing for Cardiff City, Greenock Morton, West Brom, Norwich City, Derby, Nottingham Forest, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Toronto FC, Blackpool, Chicago Fire, and, finally, Vancouver.

Earnshaw won't be going very far, as the club has hired him to be the Head Coach of the Whitecaps U-14 Pre-Residency team, as well as the club's strikers coach.

Earnshaw showed he definitely had gas left in the tank last season with a couple of dramatic goals in a Whitecaps kit. However, he was relegated to the bench more often that not.

Congratulations to Ernie on a great career, and hopefully, the start of a successful coaching career.