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De Rosario agrees to terms with Toronto FC (again)

Dwayne De Rosario

FILE - In this July 24, 2010, file photo, Toronto FC’s Dwayne De Rosario eyes the ball during an MLS soccer game in Toronto.Toronto FC chose the 35-year-old attacking midfielder with the third pick in Major League Soccer’s Stage 2 Re-Entry Draft. The Canadian became available when D.C. United opted not to pick up his option at the end of the season. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young, File)


He’s the club’s all-time leading scorer and later this week will become the team’s newest addition when he puts pen to paper on a new contract.

Dwayne De Rosario, acquired in last month’s Stage Two Re-Entry Draft, left Toronto for spells in New York and DC but is returning to his hometown. He made his name in San Jose and Houston before coming home to Toronto FC, where he scored 32 times in 75 matches for the Reds.

Toronto FC did not make any playoff appearances during DeRo’s last run in Ontario, but did win two Canadian championships (of four consecutive). He was the club’s second captain upon the retirement of Jim Brennan and he leads the all-time club goal scoring list by 11 over Chad Barrett.

He won the Golden Boot after finishing 2011 with DC United, and is also the all-time leading goal scorer for Canada’s national team. He’s now scored 20-plus goals as a member of four MLS clubs and is the league’s sixth all-time leading scorer.

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