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LA Galaxy original Robin Fraser talks early dog days of MLS

Two time Defender of the Year appears on ExtraTime Radio’s story time segment

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Nowadays you hear former MLS stars and other assorted old-timers talking up how good today’s players have it. The league might have its share of flaws, but MLS has come a long way from the 90’s era of cavernous stadiums, football lines and widespread uncertainty. (A visual of Michael Parkhurst munching on quinoa inside Atlanta United’s space-age training ground comes to mind)

Backtrack a few decades however, and you would find talented soccer players who toiled in America’s earlier leagues only for the newly-launched Major League Soccer to hand these guys a professional experience they could have previously only dreamed of.

Robin Fraser, a standout with the Colorado Foxes before finding a home in Los Angeles, is one of those players. A former Defender of the Year and four time Best XI with the Galaxy, the current Toronto FC assistant coach spoke on ExtraRadio about his past experiences. Give it a listen below. (Skip ahead to the 34-minute mark for the Fraser interview)