Toronto FC chief Johnston delighted with De Rosario capture

Toronto FC manager Mo Johnston is thrilled with their capture of former Houston Dynamo star Dwayne De Rosario.

Toronto FC manager Mo Johnston is thrilled with their capture of former Houston Dynamo star Dwayne De Rosario.

"I think he fits in perfect," Johnston told the Globe & Mail. "He can play in the middle. He can play up front, he can play out wide. He's a tremendous acquisition for us. I think he's a hell of a player and we're getting him at a very, very good time at age 30.

"Adding De Rosario is another piece of the puzzle.

"We've got a few [three in the first round in 2009] draft picks that we've protected and we can utilize them, maybe trading them, maybe picking somebody up [with one of the picks]. Then, we still have allocation money to spend. So we're in very good shape."

Johnston talked about the patience in building a solid team.

"A lot of people don't see the patience that we've showed," he said. "It would have been so easy to let a lot of our allocation go and we could have let the draft picks go, but we were patient."

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