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Marcos Senna compares football in the United States to Brazil and Spain

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Former Spain international Marcos Senna has compared football in the three different countries he’s played in.

The 37 year-old, who is currently with New York Cosmos in the North American Soccer League, has spent much of his career in Brazil and Spain.

Senna is best known for his time at Villarreal. He made almost 300 appearances across eleven seasons for El Submarino Amarillo.

In Brazil, he had spells with various clubs - most prominently Corinthians, Juventude and São Caetano.

The São Paulo-native believes that money is the only difference between leagues.

“Soccer is the same everywhere,” he told fifa.com. “The only thing that changes is the quality of each championship. 

“I think that playing in Spain and Brazil, there is a much bigger budget than here and that means that the quality is better in Spain and Brazil. 

“However, here in our team, the Cosmos, we play very well in our category and we’ve become champions [2013 Fall Season].” 

The Cosmos won the Fall Championship by eight points. Giovanni Savarese’s side face Atlanta Silverbacks - the Spring Championship winners - in Soccer Bowl 2013 on Saturday to determine an overall winner.

Regardless of the outcome, Senna hopes to remain with the Cosmos for next season.

I am greatly enjoying myself and I want to continue to be here next year,” he continued. “In the time I have remaining I want to try to conquer as much as possible and continue to enjoy myself.”


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