Dwayne De Rosario has warned Toronto FC he's ready to quit the club if they fail to replace the artificial turf at BMO Field.
“Yeah, kind of, in a way,” the 31-year-old midfielder said when asked about the pitch situation, “because my career depends on me playing, and if turf is hampering the longevity of my career, then you have to question how long can you actually deal with playing on turf.”
De Rosario is aware of the problems facing the project.
“I don't think money's an issue,” he told the Globe and Mail. “We saw how they put [grass] down for one game against Real Madrid so I don't even want to hear that money's an issue.
“They obviously have a contract with the city, which is fair enough, but I think soccer's come to a point where even the city itself has got to say, listen, we've generated so much money, we've created so much outlet for fans and kids and opportunities for kids, let's do it right. Regardless of the contract, let's rip it up and do it right.
“I think Canada as a whole deserves a proper soccer field, a professional soccer stadium. We have the stadium now, we just don't have the field.”