Monday, April 26, 2010


Toronto FC announced Monday captain 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 a goal and an assist in Toronto FC’s 2-0 victory over Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday, April 25 at BMO Field.

The midfielder capitalized on a Sounders defensive error to gain possession inside the area and score the game-winning goal for the home side. In the 58th minute, Toronto forward Chad Barrett attempted to play a ball through the Sounders defense to De Rosario running to the top of the penalty box. The ball took a deflection, and as Seattle midfielder Osvaldo Alonso tried to clear it, De Rosario stripped him of the ball and blasted a shot past Seattle goalkeeper Kasey Keller.

Leading 1-0 in the 76th minute, De Rosario sprinted up the right side of the field to receive a through ball from Dan Gargan. Upon reaching the top of the 18-yard box, De Rosario slips the ball square to O’Brien White, who with one touch placed a shot around Keller for Toronto’s second goal.

Sunday’s one goal, one assist effort was the fourth consecutive game that De Rosario notched a goal or 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. Below is this year’s Player of the Month recipients.

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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