The 30-year old left-back recently parted ways with MLS club New York Red Bulls but says that won’t deter him from finding a new home and working hard to push for selection for Australia’s squad for Brazil next year.
The former Everton, Sydney FC, Sheffield United, Norwich City, FC Twente, Blackpool and Bunyodkor man has made it clear that he was not cut by the Red Bulls and is now looking ahead to the next phase of his career.
"It was a great experience there playing alongside Timmy (Cahill) and Thierry Henry and a great bunch of players and also fantastic crowds,” he told SBS.
"At the end of the season there was an offer there for me but we couldn't agree to terms.
"It wasn't a matter of me not being offered anything – the club were simply restricted under their salary cap and I've chosen not to remain in New York.
"Being there got me playing again after being out of the game for a while (after his exit from Uzbekistan in November 2012) and I only have fond memories of the club and the people there.
"It also helped get me back in the Socceroos again so I am really grateful for that also.
"I definitely haven't given up hope of going to Brazil.
"I am just looking at a few things with my agent and deciding on the next step forward.
“There's some interest from a few of the clubs who we spoke to before I went to the States, so we will see what happens."
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