Rob Earnshaw says his move to Toronto is designed to improve his hopes of playing for Wales.
The 31 year old has joined the Major League Soccer club on a free transfer having been released by Championship Cardiff.
"I love playing for Wales. I'm never going to give that up," he said following his debut for Toronto on Saturday.
"The reason I actually came out here was to carry on my Wales career," he said.
"I spoke with [Wales manager] Chris Coleman at the end of last year and he said 'listen, go and play games and you'll be involved'.
"So that's why I came out here - I wanted to play games. I wanted a fresh challenge as well.
"This is going to be a real, real challenge. I've not come here to take it easy. I'm going to step it up and be good and that's going to help me with Wales.
"Playing regularly and scoring is only going to be a good thing."