At the age of 40, Canadian soccer legend Dwayne De Rosario can’t seem to hang them up for good. He was unveiled as the marquee player at the announcement of a new professional arena soccer club in Mississauga, Ontario on Wednesday.
The new team, called the Mississauga MetroStars (yep) was revealed at an event hosted by TV personalities James Sharman, Craig Forrest, and Steven Caldwell. They will play in the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) as the 17-team league’s first Canadian side.
DeRo, who had 33 goals for Toronto FC and another 22 for the Canadian men’s national team, is joined at the MetroStars by fellow TFC alumnus Adrian Cann. Anthony Osorio, younger brother of current Red Jonathan, was also revealed as a member of the fledgling team.
The MetroStars will play in the MASL’s Eastern Division, along with Utica City FC, Harrisburg Heat, and Baltimore Blast. It’s unclear when exactly they’ll be starting play, but it seems like they’re poised to get going this fall, since the arena soccer season stretches from October to March.
If nothing else, it’ll be fun to see DeRo lace up the boots again to see if he’s still got it in this close-quarters style of football.
Mississauga is officially on the @MASLarena map thanks to @BonnieCrombie @JohnKovac4 @stevocaldwell @craigforrest1 @jamessharman @CASA_2017 for making this historical night that much better #Mississauga #MetroStars #saugaarenasoccer pic.twitter.com/mJOFtojfP0— Mississauga MetroStars (@saugaarenasocc1) September 13, 2018