Former Houston Dynamo midfielder was honored with Canada's highest sporting part of the class of 2022 at the Order of Sport Awards ceremony Thursday August 6, 2022. De Rosario played for the Houston Dynamo from 2006-2008.
The midfielder has a list of accolades longer than most of our arms. In Houston alone, the attacking midfielder scored the the game winning goal in the 2006 MLS All-Star Game. He followed that by lifting the MLS Cup after scoring one of Houston's penalty kicks in the finals shootout against the New England Revolution.
The list grew even longer in 2007 when Rosario assisted on the equalizer and scored the game winner in the MLS Cup final against the Revolution earning him the Finals MVP Award. At the time, he was the first to win it twice. In 2008, he scored the game winning goal of the 2008 MLS All-Star Game played in his home town of Toronto, Canada. It was his third consecutive ALl-Star appearance.
In addition to his Dynamo and MLS exploits, De Rosario was Canada's Soccer Player of the Year four times, won CONCACAF Gold in 2000, and the U.S. Open Cup in 2013. He had the most ever international appearances for Canada with 81 from 1996-2015. At the time of his retirement, he was Canada's all-time leading goal scorers with 22.
He was honored with his induction at the 66th Annual Sport Awards held in Toronto. The order of Sport is Canada's highest sporting honor combining sports and social purpose.