English veteran Darel Russell to try his luck with TFC By Steven Sandor Posted on February 14, 2013 Comments Off on English veteran Darel Russell to try his luck with TFC 0 669 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter If Darel Russell impresses TFC coach Ryan Nelsen enough to earn a contract, the stability of an MLS club might be a welcome change. TFC announced that the English midfielder has joined the club for a trial. Russell in his Norwich days At the end of January, after signing a series of one-month contracts, Russell left Portsmouth — a team that’s been forced to sign many players on rotating, short-term deals as it tries to survive being forced into administration, and is still searching for an owner. Russell joined Portsmouth, which just ended a nine-game losing streak and sits second from the bottom of the English League One table, at the beginning of the 2012-13 season. When he left, he had this to say on Twitter: “I signed more contracts at Pompey than in my whole career and played up until the end of ‘em. I am one of the last still standing.” Russell made over 200 career appearances for Norwich and more than 170 for Stoke City. He can play a holding role or as a wide right player. But the big question mark is Russell’s age. He turns 33 in October.