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DeRo Aside, Toronto Roster Shows Little Change Yet
Toronto Sun, January 26th, 2009 3:15PM

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At Toronto FC's press conference to introduce midfielder Dwayne De Rosario, the P-word was being thrown around by club officials "with reckless abandon," reports Gareth Wheeler. That stands for Playoffs, but Wheeler says that while such confidence is refreshing, another P-word could also be used about expectations: Premature.

Although the signing of DeRosario is a great move, "the team still has a long way to go. DeRo cannot turn the team around by himself, nor should he have to." DeRosario's signing aside, "TFC's offseason additions include draft picks and extending training camp invitations to a group of unproven and/or underachieving roster hopefuls."

That isn't to say the other new players won't have an impact, but the returning roster is "virtually the same team that had the worst goal differential in MLS, a club unable to move the ball with any kind of consistency or rhythm, and a roster that is all too weak in central defense." Although director of soccer Mo Johnston has been building up allocation money that should allow some salary cap flexibility, going by the Scot's previous track record of signings, Wheeler warns Toronto fans: "Don't expect much."
http://www.torontosun.com/sports/soccer/2009/01/26/8145881-sun.html

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