After scoring a wonderful goal against the San Jose Earthquakes this weekend, Toronto FC midfielder Dwayne DeRosario “celebrated” by pretending to write himself a check – a symbolic gesture intended to bring attention to and garner sympathy for his impoverished existence.
Now, I realize that there is a recession going on and there is nearly 10% unemployment and I’ll concede that TFC is in the middle of a playoff race and that DeRosario may be well advised to focus his efforts there, but still – Dwayne is a undoubtedly a fairly above average player and deserves to be making much much more than 11 times the league minimum.
In an effort to do what little I can to help alleviate Mr. DeRosario’s plight, I implore all my readers (that means you, Steve) to chip in whatever they can and send it to Ontario Highlands Country and Raquet Club c/o Dwayne DeRosario post haste.
Ali Gerba, the well-traveled Canadian international striker, was released in April of this year after playing only eleven matches with Toronto FC. He wasn’t out of work for long, however, as he was signed in July by the Montreal Impact of the NASL. We sat down with Mr. Gerba, pictured below, in Montreal to see how life was treating him in the NASL.
“I’m really happy to be back in Montreal,” Gerba reported, “Fourth time is a charm, they say. The Impact have been very accommodating. They bought me a Hoveround motorized scooter so I don’t have to deal with walking everywhere. Continue reading
In our second installment of getting to know MLS’s new under-the-radar Designated Player signings, we introduce you to Toronto FC’s recent signing: injury-plagued striker Miguel Ángel Ferrer Chi-Chi Esperanza Domingo Martínez, also known as ”Mista.” Haven’t heard of him? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Here are the basics (according to Wikipedia): prior to joining TFC, Mista plied his trade at a number of second-rate Spanish clubs, most recently Deportivo La Coruña. In addition, it appears that Mista enjoyed moderate success as an R&B vocalist in the mid 1990s and was recently the host of VH1′s “The Pick-Up Artist.”
Doug McKenzie, a spokesperson for TFC supporter group “the Red Patch Boys,” explained to us that they are very excited to have Mista join the club. Continue reading