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Sutton welcomes DeRo
December 15, 2008, 1:28 PM
Filed under: Toronto FC, Trade

Toronto FC goalkeeper Greg Sutton believes the arrival of fellow Canadian international Dwayne De Rosario is a key moment in the club’s history. De Rosario was signed by the Reds on Friday in exchange for Julius James and allocation money.

Sutton has played alongside De Rosario for Canada and expects him to have a big impact. “It’s exciting for the club,” said Sutton. “Dwayne’s a talented player with an attacking presence. He’s creative and isn’t afraid to try things which is something that our line up is looking for. He will add something different to our attacking style and it’s great for the team to be able to start expressing itself in an attacking way.”

“He gives us another option and can change a game on his own,” said Sutton. “We’ve seen in the past that he can carry games on his shoulders. Every team needs a player like that and they are tough to come by. It’s a good day to be able sign a player of his quality. Dwayne wanted to come home and was waiting for the right moment. The club has established itself and we’re growing on and off the field. I can only see this being a success for Dwayne and the team.”

As well as being a star performer in the MLS for the last eight years, De Ro has also had a major impact for the national team. He has scored 15 goals, fourth all time, in 53 career appearances. In 2007 he won his third consecutive male Canadian Player of the Year award.

Sutton is pleased that one of Canada’s best players is joining Canada’s top club team. “One of the aims of Toronto FC when the club was brought to fruition was to establish a club in Canada where Canadian international players can play in their back yard without the need to go abroad,” explained Sutton. “It’s nice for the fans and it gives kids growing up in Canada another star to aspire towards and can give them hope that one day they can do the same and play for their country.”

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