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Former Canadian international, MLS star in St. John's for masters championship

Dwayne De Rosario
Dwayne De Rosario

Dwayne De Rosario with defending Eastern Canadian champs, who face one of two N.L. entries at KGV this afternoon

Both teams representing Newfoundland and Labrador will see action today, the first day of play in the 2019 Eastern Canadian masters soccer championship at King George V Park in St. John’s.

Competition in the five-team tourney opens up at 5:45 p.m., when Feildians (NL2) takes on Ontario’s entry, whose lineup will include one of Canada’s all-time greats.

Dwayne De Rosario, 41, is a member of the team from Scarboroough which won the Eastern Canadians in Moncton, N.B., last year. De Rosario is Canada's all-time leading scorer and its most-capped player in international play. He has also been part of four Major League Soccer (MLS) champions, was the 2011 MLS most valuable player and was named a league all-star on six occasions.

The Feildians-Ontario game will be followed by a 7:45 p.m. contest between 78 FC, the province’s other team (NL), and Quebec.

Nova Scotia has the other team here this week.

There will be two games a day until conclusion of round-robin play on Sunday. The final round-robin standings will determine medals.


Schedule

(All games at KGV)

Today

5:45: Ontario vs NL2

7:45 p.m.: NL vs Quebec

Thursday

5:45 p.m: Nova Scotia vs Ontario

7:45 p.m.: Quebec vs NL2

Friday

5:45 p.m.: Ontario vs NL

7:45 p.m.: NL2 vs Nova Scotia

Saturday

3 p.m., Nova Scotia vs Quebec

5 p.m.: NL2 vs NL

Sunday (game times are tentative)

11 a.m.: NL vs Nova Scotia

1 p.m.: Quebec vs Ontario


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