Ryan Nelsen admits he would love to lure some QPR players over to Toronto FC.
The former R's defender said it was a shame to see the West London club relegated from the Premier League whilst admitting to being interested in some of Harry Redknapp's squad.
However, he made it clear that the stringent salary cap rules in MLS would make it extremely difficult for him to sign anyone from Loftus Road.
"I'm really sad because there are some lovely people there," the New Zealand great told MLSsoccer.com.
"Everybody always talks about big egos and big money, but I always thought there were some really nice people there. Down-to-earth guys and ladies and the fans were really good to me. It's a shame. I feel really bad for them."
He added: "We're always looking for players. The only trouble with the QPR - and I'd love to have a few of them - is that they are all on a gazillion dollars. With the salary-cap rules here, it's really hard. We'll be trying our hardest to see if we can sneak a few more over here."