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Carl Robinson: More Stars to Follow Becks
BBC Sport, March 22nd, 2007 12:34PM

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Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo and Ronaldo may have declined the advances of MLS, but Toronto FC signing Carl Robinson, a former Norwich player, tells BBC Sport to expect more Brits to follow Becks into soccer's new world. "You might be surprised in the next few weeks," the 30-year old Welshman said. "I've had six or seven players asking if I will put in a word for them."

Interest in MLS, not just in the U.S. but worldwide, increased when the league announced that David Beckham would join the L.A. Galaxy. A rush of big but fading names surfaced soon thereafter, but so far, none of them have materialized. But Robinson says others may soon be announced. "There is plenty of talk over there of certain names and I think there will be another one or two big names who follow Beckham ...Teams need to get their rosters made up in the next 10 days so there could be some movement before then."

Robinson also offered a lot of positives about the standard of play in MLS. "It is much more focused towards keeping the ball rather than the end-to-end hurly-burly of the Championship ...I t's more like international football." He said he was a little worried about the standard after signing with Toronto, but then he noted how his team had been "thumped" on a few occasions by teams lower than the MLS level. Read the original story...


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