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New York's Robinson hoping to make debut this weekend

New York Red Bulls recruit Carl Robinson is hoping he can make his debut for the club against the Seattle Sounders this weekend.

The 33-year old Welshman joined the Red Bulls after being released by Toronto FC during the off-season and after finally receiving his P-1 visa, is hoping he can be right for the Qwest Field clash on Saturday.

"I trained today so obviously it will depend on how I come through tomorrow and Friday and obviously I have to speak to the manager," Robinson said. "I trained today and there seemed to be no problems."

But Robinson did reveal that obtaining his visa was a massive problem and has taken its toll on him trying to get the fitness up to play his first game with his new club.

"Honestly it was a nightmare," he added. "I was there for two days, sat for hours. It takes its time and was a long process, which probably didn't help me with regards to the first game because I was trying to get fit for that game. Spending two games in an embassy isn't very good."

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