TORONTO - Toronto FC have traded Canadian
international midfielder Dwayne De Rosario to the New York Red
Bulls for two players and a draft pick, the Major League Soccer
teams said on Friday.
In exchange for their 32-year-old captain, Toronto gets
midfielder Tony Tchani, defender Danleigh Borman and New York's
first-round draft pick in 2012.
"We have acquired two very strong players that I believe
will have an immediate and long-term impact at our club," said
Toronto head coach Aron Winter.
"It is unfortunate to have to trade our captain, but this
deal is part of our rebuilding process and helps to open
(salary) cap room for our club."
An attack-minded midfielder who has won four MLS titles
with Houston and San Jose, De Rosario's role will be to create
opportunities for Red Bulls U.S. international striker Juan
Agudelo and former France and Arsenal forward Thierry Henry.
"Dwayne has been one of the league's best players over the
past several years and we are thrilled that he is a Red Bull,"
said Red Bulls general manager Erik Soler.
"He is one of the most dangerous players MLS has seen in
the attacking third."
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