2011 MLS Eastern Conference Changed by Dwayne De Rosario Trade

The New York Red Bulls just became the strongest team in the Eastern Conference—if not all of Major League Soccer—with the addition of Dwayne De Rosario. The former Toronto FC captain was becoming a distraction during the 2011 Major League Soccer campaign.  After going to have a trial with Celtic in Scotland without the permission of Toronto, it seemed like there were waves forming between De Rosario and Toronto FC. His contract discussions also were not going very far. Dwayne wanted to become a designated player and make the salary to match his performances for his club. This deal was not struck. Instead he got traded to New York Red Bulls, where his goal scoring and distribution ability has made him the perfect link between the back line and Thierry Henry and Juan Agudelo. De Rosario already has shown that he instantly makes the New York Red Bulls a more complete squad. Within a minute of entering the game on Saturday against the Houston Dynamo De Rosario saw the beautiful run of Dane Richards. He placed a through ball that put Dane in the clear for his goal.  He has proven he will be the centerpiece to the very diverse Red Bulls midfield. He will ...
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