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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Outlook

After putting together one of the most dynamic and scintillating seasons ever by a midfielder in 2005, Dwayne De Rosario is ready to once again bring his unique offensive skills to Spartan Stadium. A fixture on the Canadian National Team, De Rosario elevated his game in 2005, finishing as the runner-up for the Honda MLS MVP award and securing a spot on the Radioshack Best XI squad. In 2006, De Rosario will lead San Jose from the attacking midfield role, looking to improve on his MLS leading 13 assists and nine goals from a year ago. The Quakes Budweiser team MVP, De Rosario's creative attacking skills, superior field vision and incessant ability to apply pressure all over the field was a prime reason for the Quakes success and will be a key to the 2006 season.

MLS Experience

2005:Enjoyed finest season of MLS career…Selected to Radioshack MLS Best XI team for first time in career…Won second straight Sierra Mist MLS Goal of the Year award for 10/15 free kick blast…Runner-up for Honda MLS MVP award…Earthquakes MVP and Earthquakes Golden Boot winner…Set career-highs in games played, games started, minutes, goals and assists…Led MLS with 13 assists… Made season debut entering as a sub in 71st minute on 4/9 vs. CHV...Started first game of season 4/23 vs. KC, scored game-winning goal in second half…Notched first assist of season on 4/30 @ RSL…Missed matches on 7/2 @ DAL, 7/9 @ CLB while with Canadian national team...Returned to Quakes and played 90 minutes 7/15 @ DC…Scored goal on 8/6 vs. CLB that was named team's August Goal of the Month...Played 100th MLS game on 8/20 @ RSL...DNP - 9/3 @ DAL, while with Canada for match against Spain...Scored two goals 9/21 vs. CHI, received a yellow card…Named Maggiano's September Player of the Month on 10/4...Scored goal 10/15 @ LA, goal named Sierra Mist Goal of the Week…Named Honda MLS Player of the Month for October...Exhibition: DNP…Open Cup: Played 90 minutes 8/3 @ POR...Played 90 minutes on 8/24 vs. LA, picked up yellow card...Reserves: Played in one reserve match, 4/17 @ CHI…Playoffs: Started and played 93 minutes 10/2 @ LA, left game in stoppage time due to leg cramp…Played 90 minutes 10/30 vs. LA.

2004: Won Sierra Mist MLS Goal of the Year for his strike on 8/7 vs. DC...Played in 21 games, starting 12 and scored five goals, while dishing out three assists...Started and played 81 minutes 4/3 @ D.C., received yellow card…Missed 5/29 @ CLB and 6/12 vs. MET while with Canadian National Team…Returned to lineup for Quakes on 6/19 @ CHI after helping Canada reach the second round of World Cup qualifying...DNP - 8/14 @ KC due to stomach illness…DNP - 9/4 @ NE and 9/8 vs. CLB with Canadian National Team…DNP - 9/11 @ LA and 9/18 @ KC due to left groin strain...Came on as a sub in the 67th minute on 9/25 vs. L.A., made first appearance since 8/28…Scored game-tying goal on 10/2 @ COL...DNP - 10/9 vs. KC while with Canadian National Team for qualifying...Appeared as a substitute and played 63 minutes 10/16 @ DAL, received yellow card…Playoffs: Scored goal on 10/24 vs. KC...Started and played 61 minutes @ KC on 10/30...Champions Cup: Started and played 66 minutes 3/17 @ LDA…Started and played 90 minutes 3/24 vs. LDA…Exhibition: Played 90 minutes, notched assist on 5/12 vs. Sporting…Started and played entire game for Canadian National Team on 6/5 against Earthquakes…Open Cup: Entered in 45th minute 7/14 @ Portland and scored goal in 80th minute…Played 75 minutes 8/4 @ Minn…Played 90 minutes on 8/24 @ KC.

2003: Suffered a torn lateral collateral ligament in a preseason scrimmage on April 3, had surgery on right knee April 7…Played first match of season on 8/8 @ KC, entering as sub in 77th minute… Entered as a sub in the 23rd minute and registered an assist vs. DC on 8/24… Scored first goal of the season on 9/7 vs. NE…Started first game of the season on 9/13 @ DC…Scored three goals 9/27 vs. DAL, scoring his first hat trick of MLS career. Scored fastest goal in MLS history 11 seconds into game, Named MLS Player of the Week…DNP - 10/10 @ COL while with Canadian National Team for match vs. Finland…Playoffs: Strained left hamstring and subbed out in 21st minute on 11/1 @ LA…DNP - Strained left hamstring on 11/9 vs. LA …Entered as a substitute in the 81st minute 11/15 vs. KC, played 36 minutes…Notched assist on 11/23 vs. CHI in MLS Cup…Champions Cup: DNP - 3/16 @ CSD Municipal and 3/26 vs. CSD Municipal due to broken right foot…Open Cup: DNP - 8/5 @ Seattle due to torn LCL in right knee…Exhibition: Scored goal 9/1 @ Vancouver in 74th minute.

2002: Scored four goals and registered a career-high eight assists…Played in 27 games, most of MLS career, starting 18…Racked up career high 16 points…Registered two assists on 6/29 vs. KC…Playoffs: Played six minutes on 9/25 vs. CLB…Started and played 84 minutes on 9/28 @ CLB…Champions Cup: Started and played 82 minutes vs. Olimpia on 3/13 @ Orange Bowl… Started and played 79 minutes vs. Olimpia on 3/16 @ Sheldon Stadium…Started and played 70 minutes on 4/17 @ Pachuca…Played 90 minutes vs. Pachuca on 4/24...Open Cup: Scored a goal on 7/17 @ SEA…Entered as a substitute in the 81st minute vs. LA on 8/7…Exhibition: Scored goal @ Minnesota Thunder on 7/14…Started and played 61 minutes against Club America on 9/18.

2001: Proved to be a professional goal scorer in his first season in MLS…Scored five goals and had four assists…Was named the MLS Cup Final MVP for his championship-winning goal six minutes into overtime against LA…Scored goal in MLS debut on 4/7 @ LA…Notched his first career assist on 4/21 @ MIA…Scored game-winner on 6/23 vs. KC…Playoffs: Made MLS playoff debut, entering as a sub in the 70th minute on 10/10 @ MIA…Entered as a sub in the 75th minute and scored first career MLS playoff goal on 10/14 vs. MIA…Came on as a sub in 85th minute in MLS Cup Final and scored game-winning goal in 96th minute vs. LA on 10/21 at Crew Stadiun.

Other Pro Experience

De Rosario turned pro at age 18 in 1997, signing with the Toronto Lynx of the A-League…Signed with FSV Zwickau of the German Second Division half way through the 1997 season…Played two seasons with Zwickau…Returned to A-League in 1999 with the Richmond Kickers…Scored one goal and registered five assists in 1999…In 2000 led Richmond Kickers with 15 goals and five assists for 35 points…Named to the 2000 All-A-League second team and won A-League Player of the Month for June, 2000…Helped Kickers to 20-6-1 record and a second place finish in the Atlantic Division in 2000.

International

Has made 35 appearances for full national team, scoring seven goals…A member of Canada's National Teams since he was 16…Appeared at the U-20, U-21 and Olympic team levels.

2005: Member of Canada's CONCACAF Gold Cup team, appeared in all three games…Played in matches against Northern Ireland, Portugal, Honduras, Costa Rica, USA, Cuba, Spain and Luxembourg.

2004: Called into Frank Yallop's first National Team training camp from Jan. 12-23, 2004…Appeared against Barbados, Wales, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica…Notched assist against Barbados on Jan. 18, 2004…Scored goal in WCQ 10/13 vs. Costa Rica and 11/17 vs. Guatemala…Scored two goals in exhibition vs. Belize 6/16.

2003: Broke bone in foot in January at National Team training camp…Notched goal and assist in return to national team on 10/11 vs. Finland.

2002: A part of Gold Cup squad that finished third…Played in two friendly matches…Scored first full international goal in Canada's 2-1 win over South Korea in the third place match in the Gold Cup on 2/10…Played full match in 3-1 win over Switzerland in May…Scored lone goal in 3-1 loss to Scotland on 10/15.

2001: Played in the 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup in Japan.

2000: A key member in Canada's Gold Cup winning squad…Played against Korea and Trinidad and Tobago.

1998: Made international debut 5/18 vs. Macedonia in a 1-0 exhibition victory.

1997: Scored a goal and notched an assist for U-20 team which advanced to the second round of the U-20 World Cup in Malaysia...De Rosario received the Golden Boot award and co-MVP honors as the U-20 team won the CONCACAF Championships in Mexico.

Personal

Married to Brandy, who is an African dance choreographer…Has one daughter and two sons…Grew up in Scarborough, Ontario…Enjoys being a Reggae DJ, and listening to reggae music…Sponsors a competitive amateur team, IMAN United, in hometown of Scarborough, Canada, father coaches team and two brothers play for team...Eats Ital cuisine (only natural foods, vegetarian)…Excellent cook of Ital cuisine, favorite dish is Curry Au Roti…Parents emigrated to Canada from Guyana in mid-1970s…Speaks Guyanese Creole while with family…Played basketball competitively into mid-teens for the Toronto Select…Also participated in volleyball, baseball, badminton, and swimming while growing up…Favorite music album is "Babylon by Bus" by Bob Marley and the Wailers.

(Thx to Mouseclick for the info !!)
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