Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Toronto FC announced Thursday that the club has signed midfielder Dwayne De Rosario following his selection in Stage Two of the MLS Re-Entry draft process last month. As per team and league policies, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
De Rosario, 35, joins TFC from D.C. United, where he appeared in 24 matches in 2013, scoring three goals and adding two assists. During his time with D.C., the Ontario native netted 23 goals to go along with 21 assists in 68 MLS contests.
He began the 2011 season with Toronto and was traded twice during the campaign. After two games with the Reds, De Rosario was moved to Red Bull New York before being traded to D.C. United. The constant movement did not impact De Rosario's play on the field as he was named the 2011 MLS MVP and MLS Golden Boot winner after bagging 16 goals and adding 12 assists across all three teams that term.
"Dwayne's resume speaks for itself. The addition of an MLS veteran with regular season and MLS Cup MVP honors brings a significant piece to the team we are building here at Toronto FC," said club General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. "Dwayne's impact will add considerable skill and depth to our squad and we look forward to having him serve as a mentor to our younger players.
"Dwayne has had a tremendous MLS and national team career. He has very strong ties to the team and the city and it is only fitting that this is how his story should unfold."
The Canada international began his MLS career with the San Jose Earthquakes in 2001 and also has featured for the Houston Dynamo.