Houston Dynamo forward Brian Ching has revealed that the Texan club was trying to get Dwayne De Rosario back to the club recently.
But although it didn't come about, Ching said he was looking forward to seeing his former teammate do well in New York.
"It would have been fun to have him back here," Ching said.
"I think he would have really enjoyed coming back here and playing with us again but that's the way it goes sometimes. I wish him all the best except for when they play us."