And there it is. It finally happened. After much frustration from DeRo about his treatment from
the club and his very public airing of that frustration, it seems we have reached the end of the
tether. Dwayne De Rosario has officially joined New York Red Bulls in exchange for Tony Tchani,
Danleigh Borman and a First Round pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft.
Eveready. Gold. TFC were neither.
The only good news on a night that was equally rainy and miserable in Toronto as was in Charleston,
was announced well before kick-off. Toronto FC chose today to officially announce what Aron Winter
told everyone three weeks ago - that the club had officially signed Dutch trio Javier Martina,
Elbekay Bouchiba and Nick Soolsma.
"Mmm, you can really taste the Soolsma!"From our Dutch horshe's mouth came word today that
Toronto FC had snapped up its first new signings of 2011. During today's media scrum, manager Aron
Winter informed the press that three of the players who were on trial with the club in Turkey are
now indeed fully signed-on members of the Red-Oranje Army.
Javier Martina - Pride of Netherlands AntillesTeam Winter's goal of releasing more
reliable information in four days than Mo Johnston did in four years continued today with the
promised list of the remaining participating trialists. After the introduction of the three
Canadians (Eddy Sidra, Gianluca Zavarise and David Monsalve) yesterday, TFC's "Camp GobbleGobble"
in Turkey welcomed the following potential Reds into the happy family.
It was the best of times... it was the only times
A hectic day in MLS continued after the Expansion Draft ended, with clubs announcing what players
they had waived from their 2011 rosters. Only Columbus, Dallas, Philadelphia and Salt Lake had no
names to add to a waiver list that now includes players like John Rooney and Jefferson Goncalves.