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Raul to leave Real in 2011, then to MLS?
Associated Press, February 25th, 2009 4:15PM

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Speaking to the AP yesterday, Spanish striker Raul stated that he's considering, retiring, at least momentarily, in 2011 after two more seasons with Real Madrid, where he recently surpassed legend Alfredo di Stefano as the team's all-time goalscorer.

"It is a difficult situation because you always want to go out when you are at the top," admitted Raul, who will faces off against Liverpool Wednesday in the Champions League Round of 16. "But when you are doing so well you have to ask, 'Why am I going now?'"

Sounding like the opposite of a recent graduate wanting to backpack around Europe for a year after toiling in an American university, Raul confessed that after his many years in Europe, he'd like to travel and perhaps "as an experience, not just for me but also for my family, I could try to play a year probably in the United States."

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