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Scarborough's Dwayne De Rosario Retires From Professional Soccer

By OSA News, 05/10/15, 8:00PM EDT


Scarbourough's Son has decided to hang up his boots. Dwayne De Rosario, the all-time leading Canadian national team scorer, all-time leading scorer for Toronto FC and former Ontario player, announced via his Instagram last night that he has decided to retire from professional soccer. 

"Salute to all my fans/family who supported me throughout my #MLS career I am humbled by all your love & support," De Rosario said in the post. "It was always a dream of mine to represent my family & community #Scarborough #Toronto #Canada to the best of my ability everywhere I played. Know that dreams come true. "

De Rosario will now take on an ambassador role with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, where he most recently played for Toronto FC, scoring 28 goals with the club. 

Additionally, the Scarborough native scored 22 goals in international competition and won the Canadian player of the year award four times. 

The Ontario Soccer Association wishes to congratulate De Rosario on his storied career which included four MLS Championships, seven MLS All-Star nods and six MLS Best 11 nominations. He is truly one of the best to ever play the game in Ontario and Canada.