Julio Cesar: 'MLS atmosphere rivals Premier League'

 Cesar of Brazil gestures during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Group A match between Italy and Brazil on June 22, 2013
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Julio Cesar claims that Major League Soccer rivals the Premier League in terms of atmosphere and organisation.

Toronto goalkeeper Julio Cesar has claimed that the Major League Soccer rivals the Premier League in terms of organisation and atmosphere.

The 34-year-old, who spent two seasons in England with Queens Park Rangers before linking up with the Canadian club on loan, made his league debut in the Reds' 2-1 victory over Seattle Sounders last weekend.

"Queens Park Rangers in the first year was wonderful, other than the relegation," Cesar told Globo Esporte. "The Premier League has a fantastic organisation, the stadiums are always full and there is a great respect for the players from the fans.

"I must say though that what I'm seeing in the MLS is not much different from what I saw in England. The organisation is wonderful and the fans are very creative, it is one thing that I never thought I would find here."

Toronto are back in action this weekend with a home match against DC United.

Jermain Defoe of Tottenham in action during a pre season friendly match between Tottenham Hotspur and Espanyol at White Hart Lane on August 10, 2013
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