Toronto FC trained at Lamport Stadium Wednesday morning and will leave for Charleston Thursday afternoon where they will compete in the Carolina Challenge Cup.
Dwayne De Rosario missed training due to a slight ankle sprain, but the Canadian international doesn't expect to be sidelined for long. "I rolled my ankle in training earlier this week but I am feeling alright today," he told Toronto FC TV. "It has been improving each day and I will try to jog tomorrow and be ready for the games in Charleston."
Assistant coaches Nick Dasovic and Leo Percovich ran the training session and Dasovic spoke with the media afterwards. He confirmed there will be more trialists joining the team in Charleston, and also talked about former Vancouver Whitecaps defender Adrian Can who has been training with TFC this week.
"I know Adrian well. I played with him and also coached him with the Canadian National Team," Dasovic explained. "I know what he can bring to the team and it is up to him to show the rest of the staff what he can do in a proper game when we get down to Charleston."
Toronto FC's opening game at the Carolina Challenge Cup is on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. against the hosts Charleston Battery. A video stream of the game will be available on Toronto FC TV along with a live blog on TorontoFC.ca.