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Toronto FC Midfielder Dwayne De Rosario Named MLS Player of the Week

 De Rosario contributes game-winning goal and an assist in Toronto’s 2-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC

 

Dwayne De Rosario player of the week 5 PHOTO by Nick Turchiaro/isiPhotos.com
Dwayne De Rosario player of the week 5 PHOTO by Nick Turchiaro/isiPhotos.com

 Toronto FC midfielder Dwayne De Rosario was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 5 of the 2010 MLS season. De Rosario supplied the game-winning goal and an assist in Toronto FC’s 2-0 victory over Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday, April 25 at BMO Field.            

In the 58th minute, Toronto forward Chad Barrett tried to play a ball through the Sounders defense to De Rosario positioned at the top of the penalty box. The ball took a deflection and as Seattle midfielder Osvaldo Alonso attempted to clear it, De Rosario stripped him of the ball and blasted a shot past Seattle goalkeeper Kasey Keller for the game-winner.

With Toronto FC leading 1-0 in the 76th minute, De Rosario sprinted up the right side of the field to receive a through ball from teammate Dan Gargan. Upon reaching the top of the 18-yard box, De Rosario slipped the ball across the top of the area to O’Brien White, who placed a one-touch shot past Keller for Toronto’s second goal.

Sunday’s one goal, one assist effort was the fourth consecutive game in which De Rosario notched a goal or an assist.

This is De Rosario’s fifth career Player of the Week award: 2003 – Week 26; 2005 – Week 26; 2006 – Week 6; 2007 – Week 5; 2010 – Week 5.

The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.

2010 MLS Player of the Week Winners

Week 1: Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake)

Week 2: Kenny Mansally (New England Revolution)

Week 3: Sebastien Le Toux (Philadelphia Union)

Week 4: Edson Buddle (Los Angeles Galaxy)

Week 5: Dwayne De Rosario (Toronto FC)

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