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Last Updated: Thursday, 1 February 2007, 16:36 GMT
Robinson completes Toronto move
Carl Robinson
Robinson has been tempted by a move to Major League Soccer
Carl Robinson has followed David Beckham's lead by joining a Major League Soccer side.

The 30-year-old Wales midfielder has signed for newly-formed Toronto FC, who were given MLS status in May 2006, after being released by Norwich City.

Robinson had fallen down the pecking order at Norwich following the arrival of Simon Lappin and Mark Fotheringham.

"I told him (Robinson) I was looking for a different type of midfield player," said Norwich boss Peter Grant.

"Because he had been so good to me I didn't want to give him a bit part so I gave him permission to speak to Toronto.

"The reason is because I think he has been terrific since he came here, absolutely brilliant."

Toronto, managed by former Scotland striker Maurice Johnston, will be the first non-US side to compete in the MLS when the season begins in April.

Robinson, who has won 35 caps for Wales, had been a regular at Carrow Road since joining from Sunderland for 50,000 on a two-and-a-half year deal 12 months ago.

He is set to play for Wales in Tuesday's friendly with Northern Ireland in Belfast, but a move to North America raises doubts over his international career.

Canada international and former Norwich defender Jim Brennan, 29, joined Toronto after being released by Southampton at the end of last season.

SEE ALSO
Beckham agrees to LA Galaxy move
12 Jan 07 |  Football
MLS paves way for big-name buys
11 Nov 06 |  Football
Norwich complete Robinson signing
17 Jan 06 |  Norwich City
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09 Nov 05 |  Football


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