De Rosario a finalist for MLS MVP

Dwayne De Rosario of Scarborough, ON has been named one of three finalists for the Major League Soccer Most Valuable Player award. The list of award finalists was announced on Monday 7 November, with all the winners to be named in the coming 11 days. Either De Rosario of DC United, Brad Davis of Houston Dynamo or Brek Shea of FC Dallas will be announced the Volkswagon Most Valuable Player on 18 November.

Dwayne De Rosario of Scarborough, ON has been named one of three finalists for the Major League Soccer Most Valuable Player award. The list of award finalists was announced on Monday 7 November, with all the winners to be named in the coming 11 days. Either De Rosario of DC United, Brad Davis of Houston Dynamo or Brek Shea of FC Dallas will be announced the Volkswagon Most Valuable Player on 18 November.



De Rosario split his 2011 season between Toronto FC, New York Red Bulls and DC United. He came on strong in the second half of the season – real strong – winning three MLS Player of the Week awards in a short eight-week span. By year’s end, he was the league’s leader with 16 goals, earning him the 2011 MLS Golden Boot award.



This week, De Rosario is in camp with Canada’s national team in advance of Match Days 5 and 6 of CONCACAF Round 2 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Qualifiers™. De Rosario and the Canadian squad plays Friday night in Bassetere, St. Kitts and Nevis on Friday 11 November and then Toronto, ON on Tuesday 15 November.



Also of note from the list of award finalists, Vancouver Whitecaps FC forward Eric Hassli has been named a finalist for MLS Newcomer of the Year. Hassli scored 10 goals in 26 matches for the Canadian expansion team.



For the full list of MLS award finalists, please visit MLSnet.com.

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