De Rosario is New York-bound. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
The New York Red Bulls announced late on Friday that they had acquired Toronto FC attacking midfielder Dwayne De Rosario in a trade that sent Tony Tchani, Danleigh Borman, and New York's first-round pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft the other way.
De Rosario is expected to make an immediate impact for the Red Bulls as the MLS veteran will be available to start in New York's game against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night. Speaking to the club's website, Red Bulls General Manager Erik Solér said that De Rosario "is one of the most dangerous players MLS has seen in the attacking third and he is a true leader both on and off the field," and added that "we think this [trade] is a massive step in our quest towards the MLS Cup title."
The Canadian international attacking midfielder will be 33 in May and is and coming off of two productive seasons for Toronto FC, where he scored 27 goals and laid on 10 assists in 57 appearances. De Rosario will wear the #11 shirt for the New York Red Bulls, the number that previously belonged to Danleigh Borman.
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