Dwayne De Rosario is desperate to maintain his playoffs streak with Toronto FC. Toronto must beat New York Red Bull to reach the MLS playoffs and De Rosario, having won four league championships (two each with San Jose and Houston), knows what is at stake.
"It's a huge [motivating factor] because I don't want to disrupt my little streak that I have going on," De Rosario said. "I'm going to do whatever it takes to help motivate the guys on the field, and come game time I'm going to try to do what I have to do to help this team become successful."
When De Rosario joined Toronto FC in January, he stated his No. 1 goal was to help the Canadian club clinch its first playoff berth in franchise history and that anything less than that would mean failure.
"I said at the start of the year that I was coming here to bring this team a championship," De Rosario said. "We have the opportunity to make the playoffs for the first time in history, so it's on my weight and my shoulders and the rest of the guys, because the ball is in our hands to make that a reality."