It's with great sadness that Gold Coast FC will be losing Torsten Frings to retirement. The news comes days before the first game of the season and puts the club in a position to have to shop free agency a lot sooner than expected. "At this time Gold Coast will not be releasing Frings opting to keep him as a reserve on the roster until such a replacement can be determined through free agency. Frings 2012 points have value in the bidding war market and with some luck he may still be of some use to the season." said a Suns spokesperson.