Archive for November 18th, 2011

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De Rosario makes history with MVP nod

Dwayne De Rosario

Dwayne De Rosario has made history on several fronts.

Major League Soccer announced Friday that DeRo is the league’s MVP. He becomes the first Canadian to ever win MLS’ highest individual honour. He becomes the first player in North American pro sports history to take an MVP award in a season in which the winner played for three teams. He’s the first player from a non-playoff team to ever win the MLS MVP.

And, for De Rosario, the trophy cabinet — at least in MLS terms — is complete. To go along with four MLS Cups, Goal of the Year and two MLS Cup MVP nods, he gets his first MVP.
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Chencinski enjoys breakout season in Finland, hopes for Hart’s call

Canadian keeper Tomer Chencinski had a breakout year in Finland.

Tomer Chencinski has just returned to Toronto, after the keeper enjoyed a breakthrough season in the Finnish league.

But he’s not taking any time off to rest. Chencinski is already working out with a personal trainer, getting ready to for the 2012 season.

“I am in preseason for the preseason,” says Chencinski.

The question is, to where will he go next season? Will it be VPS, the Finnish club where he’s become the undisputed No. 1? Or will it be Swedish side Orebro SK, where he trialed right before he came back to Toronto?
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