Christmas Comes Early for Toronto FC Fans
For Toronto FC fans, Santa Claus came down the chimney on Friday afternoon, around five o'clock. Mo Johnston has acquired Canadian international, and local boy, Dwayne De Rosario.
I don't know about you, but I was bouncing off the walls of my cubicle when the news broke. You know how I do.
De Rosario's a winner: a four-time MLS Cup champion. He's a goal scorer, an all-star, and easily becomes TFC's best, and most dangerous, player. If there's a guy to lead TFC to the playoffs!, it's the Scarborough native.
Mo Johnston's taken a lot of heat
in Toronto for not delivering on his promise to bring a big name to The Big Smoke, but De Rosario's about as big as it gets in MLS. So, let's all give Mo a J.P. Ricciardi-like general manager's reprieve. You know, good for one more year.
For those of you not too familiar with DeRo's MLS exploits, check out the following video.
I saw it over at The 24th Minute
, where Duane Rollins
is your host, and, well, I must share (remember, sharing is caring
). The clip is a small window into the incredible talent that is Dwayne De Rosario and, like Rollins says, only the final replay gives it justice. Enjoy.
Filthy goal, wasn't it? Needless to say, it's going to be a lot of fun watching DeRo at BMO Field next summer.
Thank you Santa Claus, and Merry Christmas TFC fans.
And, welcome home, DeRo.