De Rosario Wins League Award

Toronto captain named MLS Player of the Week

Toronto FC captain Dwayne De Rosario has been named Major League Soccer’s Player of the Week for Week 10. De Rosario scored two goals in Toronto’s 3-1 win at San Jose Earthquakes On Saturday night.

The former Earthquakes player started the game on the bench after returning to club action from international duty with Canada in Argentina. De Rosario was brought into the match at half time and helped lead his team to a first league road win of the season.

De Rosario collected a long ball on a breakaway in the 66th minute and kept his cool to score past Joe Cannon. That doubled Toronto’s advantage adding to Chad Barrett’s first half goal.

After the Quakes pulled a goal back, De Rosario made sure of the win in stoppage time when he latched onto a long ball down field and scored into an empty net with Cannon still at the other end of the pitch after moving forward to attack a set piece.

De Rosario’s two goals took his tally for the season to eight, one behind league leading Edson Buddle. With the win in Santa Clara, Toronto FC moved up to second in the Eastern Conference standings, four points behind first placed Columbus Crew.

Toronto FC also won 3-1 at San Jose last season, and on that occasion a two goal haul for Chad Barrett also earned him the MLS Player of the Week award.