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Ex-Wolves, Norwich, Sunderland midfielder Robinson eager to push Vancouver Whitecaps

Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson is determined to continue setting standards for his team to reach.

The Canadian club kicked off their 2014 MLS season with a stunning 4-1 victory over New York Red Bulls on the weekend which for Robinson was the dream start to his coaching career.

Furthermore, the former Wolves, Norwich City and Sunderland midfielder is a former Red Bulls player and assistant coach which gave some extra feeling to the triumph.

Robinson was in a buoyant mood after the match but was remaining realistic about the season ahead.

"I think it was written in the stars," Robinson told reporters. "The way the first game came out, and it was [against] my old team, things like that. But it's just the beginning.

"We know we've got a lot of work to do, but we'll get back to work [at practice] on Monday.

"It's important that they start off on the right foot," Robinson added. "It's important that I keep pushing them to those standards...it's important that you do enjoy it when you do do well.

"We did well today, we got our reward, but it's the first game. There's still 33 games to go."

Two goals from Kenny Miller, either side of the break, and further goals from Sebastian Fernandez and Pablo Morales gave the Whitecaps their first-up victory as Bradley Wright-Phillips grabbed a consolation goal for the Red Bulls.

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Andrew Slevison
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