Dwayne De Rosario (left) and Julian de Guzman headline Canada's roster.
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De Rosario the focus for struggling Dynamo

HOUSTON – Dwayne De Rosario is in the midst of another solid MLS season with Toronto FC, and don’t think his former Houston Dynamo teammates have missed the news.

“Obviously you have to focus on Dwayne as he is having another great season for them,” Dynamo goalkeeper Pat Onstad said this week, ahead of Houston’s matchup at BMO Field on Thursday night. “[He is] a very dynamic player off the front man and finds those pockets of space and causes problems. It is one guy we will have to focus on. It will be a difficult game for us.”

Houston enter Thursday night’s match coming off a disappointing home draw against the Colorado Rapids. Defensive miscues once again doomed the Dynamo after posting three consecutive losses prior to the MLS break.

“We need to start getting results and points,” noted Onstad. “As happy as we were for a come from behind point against Colorado, in the end we still would have loved to get three and we haven’t been able to do that in a while. It’s a make or break run over the next few weeks to try to get some points and get going.”

Toronto FC is 4-0-2 at home this season.

"They started out the year, digging their heels in and making sure the physical statement was made early,” Dynamo head coach Dominc Kinnear said. “We have to be ready physically when the game starts to get a good result."