De Rosario eager to develop Toronto youngsters

Dwayne De Rosario is determined to help bring out the potential of Toronto FC’s promising young players.

The 35-year old Canada international is back in Ontario after being selected in the MLS Re-Entry Draft in December before signing a deal with the Reds earlier this month.

Despite the recent additions of Jermain Defoe and Michael Bradley, De Rosario said he was more looking forward to helping youngsters such as Jordan Hamilton, who like he is a native of Scarborough in Toronto’s east-end.

“He’s like me, he’s come from Scarborough, he’s come from my neighborhood,” De Rosario told

“I know, places like Scarborough, those kids sometimes feel overlooked. That’s where the raw talent is. So I want to go dive into the nooks and crannies of those neighborhoods and start pulling out some of those kids that have the same qualities I have, or Jordan Hamilton has.”

He added: “Having that relationship with the city, I’m definitely going to be adamant about creating an environment where we can get these young stars to come out and shine.”

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