Dwayne De Rosario honoured by Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

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Dwayne De Rosario, a Concacaf champion, two-time Canadian Championship winner and four-time MLS Cup winner, has been honoured by Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. The retired professional and international star was honoured as part of the Class of 2022 at the 66th Annual Order of Sport Awards in Toronto.
 
De Rosario from Scarborough, Ontario was one of five athletes inducted in 2022 alongside swimmer Tim McIsaac, lacrosse star John Tavares, canoe/kayak sprinter Adam van Koeverden, and hockey/softball star Hayley Wickenheiser. Also honoured this year are builders Edward Lennie, Tricia Smith and Brian Williams as well as the Chatham Coloured All-Stars baseball team and Preston Rivulettes ice hockey team.
 
De Rosario was a four-time Canada Soccer Player of the Year across a 20-year international career, notably helping Canada win the 2000 Concacaf Gold Cup and reaching the Concacaf semifinals in both 2002 and 2007. He also represented Canada at the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001 and the FIFA U-20 World Cup Malaysia 1997. He made 81 international “A” appearances from 1996 to 2015 and left the game as Canada’s all-time leader in international “A” goals.
 
As a professional star, De Rosario won four MLS Cups and one MLS Supporters’ Shield in an eight-year span with the San Jose Earthquakes / Houston Dynamo organisation. He was Most Valuable Player of the MLS Cup in 2007 and he scored the MLS Goal of the Year in both 2004 and 2005. De Rosario then won back-to-back Canadian Championship titles with Toronto FC in 2009 and 2010 and then a US Open Cup with D.C. United in 2013. He won the George Gross Memorial Trophy as the Canadian Championship MVP in 2009 and 2010 and was the Major League Soccer Most Valuable Player in 2011.

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