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It’s a bad day to be a Canadian playing in Canada. On the same day that FC Edmonton released NASL Best XI defender Paul Hamilton, Toronto FC announced that it had waived homegrown defender/midfielder Matt Stinson.

Stinson had yet to make an appearance in 2013 under new Reds’ coach Ryan Nelsen. In 2011, after making the move from Winthrop University, Stinson played in 13 matches and even got a call to the Canadian national team but couldn’t play because of his injury.

Matt Stinson

In 2012, Stinson played in four matches, starting just one. And, in 2013, nada. Of course, the injury bug played a big role in Stinson’s decline in minutes — but it was clear that he would be nothing more than a depth player for the Reds under Nelsen.

Stinson had one assist in 2011 and one assist in 2012.

He played 39 minutes in Canada’s 0-0 draw with the United States back on Jan, 29 in Houston.

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