Adrian Cann has been named Toronto FC 2010 MVP. The defender was given the award at the 90th Minute Part held at Grace O’Malley’s in downtown Toronto on Wednesday night.
Toronto FC captain Dwayne De Rosario was given the Golden Boot as the team’s top goal scorer, and goalkeeper Stefan Frei was named Humanitarian of the Year.
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER - ADRIAN CANN
VIDEO: Adrian Cann at the TFC 90th Minute Party.
Adrian Cann signed for Toronto FC in April after impressing on trial during preseason. He made his Toronto FC debut in the 2010 home opener against Philadelphia Union and went on to make 26 appearances in his first season with his hometown team.
He quickly became a fans’ favourite with his strong performances in the heart of the defence as the team conceded just two goals in 10 games in all competitions through the spring. Cann contribution stretched well beyond his own performances as he played a key role in helping with the development of players around him. His bravery, attitude and willingness to contribute both on and off the pitch for Toronto FC are all recognized with the award as the club’s 2010 Most Valuable Player.
GOLDEN BOOT – DWAYNE DE ROSARIO
Dwayne De Rosario set a personal career high for goals with a total of 15 regular season goals in 2010, finishing just three behind the league leader Chris Wondolowski of San Jose Earthquakes.
VIDEO: De Rosario At The 90th Minute Party
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The Scarborough native took over the captaincy of the team in early April after the retirement of Jimmy Brennan and led by example on the pitch. He was named the MLS Player of the week for week 5 of the season after registering a goal and assist in the 2-0 win against Seattle Sounders at BMO Field and earlier this week he was selected to the 2010 MLS Best XI, his second consecutive selection and the fifth time in his ten year career that he has received the honour.
HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR – STEFAN FREI
Stefan Frei has been very active in the community this year. He has demonstrated continued commitment since the day he arrived at Toronto FC and never hesitates to accept an appearance request, donate items or sign autographs. He has represented the club at various VIP functions, is a key player for Corporate Partner requests and has never turned down a community appearance or left before signing an autograph for every fan who asks.
VIDEO: Frei At The 90th Minute Party
In addition to the many appearances that he has made he is lending his artistic talents to co designing an artistic bench that will have permanent residency in Liberty Village. Another shining example of his dedication to TFC fans and MLSE’s Team UP Foundation is the original art piece that was auctioned off at the 90th Minute Party. He always goes above and beyond and doesn’t hesitate to offer ideas on ways he or the club can better serve the Toronto community.
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