Toronto FC announced Thursday that they have signed newly acquired Dwayne De Rosario to a four year contract.
“It’s a dream come true,” De Rosario said. “I think that’s the goal of every kid growing up aspiring to be a professional soccer player — you want to play in your hometown and carry on your career playing professionally at home. Now all the kids growing up have something to aspire to […] and that’s Toronto FC.
“I said I wanted to play for TFC one day and that day has come. It’s a proud moment for me not only as a player in MLS but as a Canadian. Hopefully this whole thing will help not just TFC but the national team as well.”
This is a great move in my estimation for the Reds. Coupled with the recent drafting of Sam Cronin and O’Brian White, I have great optimism for the FC upcoming season. With the Leafs tanking it (hopefully), the Raptors are milking it, the Jays have already mailed it in, the Rock are behind the eight ball and, well, the Argos don’t count since all but two teams in the CFL’s eight team league makes the playoffs. So with that rationale I have no doubt that the Reds will be the only Toronto professional sports outfit playing in the playoffs this calendar year.