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TSN.ca has asked the soccer experts what fans can expect from the 2012 MLS season. Coverage continues today with a look at notable Canadians around the league with TSN analyst and former Canadian International defender Jason de Vos. Where does Dwayne de Rosario rank among the best players in the league? Read on for Jasons take and be sure to check out Gareth Wheelers Toronto FC preview, Luke Wilemans look at the Vancouver Whitecaps and Noel Butlers preview of the Montreal Impact The 2012 MLS Season will see the introduction of the third Canadian team as the Montreal Impact join both the Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC in the league. There has also been great individual success as for the first time in MLS history a Canadian -DC United forward Dwayne De Rosario - is the reigning league MVP. As the game continues to expand nationally, TSN soccer analyst Jason de Vos takes a look at six Canadian players to watch for this season. Dwayne De Rosario: Forward- DC United The Scarborough, Ontario native is not just the best Canadian player in Major League Soccer hes the best player of all. De Rosario has won just about every award going since beginning his MLS career with the San Jose Earthquakes in 2001. He is a four-time MLS Cup winner, two-time MLS Cup MVP, two-time MLS Goal of the Year winner and six-time MLS Best XI player the list is endless. In 2011, De Rosario added two more trophies to his impressive cabinet the MLS Golden Boot as the leagues top goal scorer, and the coveted MLS MVP as the leagues top player. Both of these awards came in a year where he was traded not once, but twice. In April, he was shipped from Toronto FC to the New York Red Bulls, who in turn sent him to DC United a few months later. His departure from his hometown club was particularly contentious, as many supporters saw him as the clubs only bona fide star. De Rosarios now-famous cheque signing celebration a show of frustration at the lack of progress on contract talks - polarized TFC supporters. Many felt his gesture was selfish and petulant, while just as many felt the club should have paid him what he felt he was worth. He now appears to be earning just that at DC United, where he recently signed a new contract that sources say will make him the highest paid player at the club. With the addition of Hamdi Salihi up front, DC United wont be entirely reliant on De Rosario to score the goals, but will be hoping for another MVP-calibre season from the Canadian as they look to make the playoffs after missing out in 2011. Will Johnson: Midfielder - Real Salt Lake Since joining Real Salt Lake in 2008, Will Johnson has steadily established himself as a vital component of Jason Kreis team. Johnson has started all but seven of his 88 games for RSL, and has proven to be a reliable component of what many believe to be the most balanced midfield in Major League Soccer. While he is listed as a forward, Johnson is happy to play whatever role is required in order to help his team succeed, and he has blossomed into a tenacious, box-to-box midfielder. His work-rate is second to none, and Kreis can always rely on Johnson to defend, as well as to get forward and join in the attack. Like his countryman, De Rosario, Johnson has also tasted success in MLS. He won the MLS Cup in 2009, was named to the MLS All-Star team the same year (as a replacement for the injured Shalrie Joseph), and won MLS Goal of the Year in 2008 for his tremendous volley against FC Dallas. More production in front of goal is probably the one thing that Johnson needs to add to his game to be a perennial league all-star. In 88 games for Real Salt Lake, Johnson has found the back of the net on just six occasions. With Real Salt Lake expected to challenge the Los Angeles Galaxy for top spot in the Western Conference, head coach Jason Kreis will look to Johnson to once again play a significant role for his team in 2012. Dejan Jakovic: Defender - DC United Tough-tackling defenders who are comfortable on the ball are hard to come by, especially in a league that has a restricted salary cap. But DC United has found one in Canadian Dejan Jakovic. Born in the former Republic of Yugoslavia, Jakovic and his family moved to Canada when he was just six years old. After a successful youth soccer career in Toronto, Jakovic accepted a scholarship to the University of Alabama Birmingham, where he stayed for four years. In 2008, the central defender moved overseas, signing with Red Star Belgrade. After playing only three games for the club over the first half of the season, Jakovic opted to continue his career stateside, signing for DC United in February 2009. That season, Jakovic established himself as a key defender for the team, playing every minute of the 23 games he started. 2010 and 2011 were both interrupted by injuries, and Jakovic will have a fight on his hands in 2012 to secure one of the two central defensive positions in the starting eleven after the arrival of Argentine defender Emiliano Dudar. Andre Hainault: Defender - Houston Dynamo A native of Vaudreuil-Dorion in Quebec, Hainault began his career with the Montreal Impact of the USL in 2004 before moving to the Czech Republic to play for SIAD Most. He joined the Houston Dynamo in April 2009, where he soon established himself as a tough, reliable defender for Dominic Kinnears team. When the Montreal Impact selected Houstons Brian Ching with the first pick in the 2012 Expansion Draft, many saw it as an attempt to acquire Hainault via a trade Ching had previously expressed his desire to see out his career in Houston. The two upsides for the Impact of a possible trade were that Hainault is a Canadian from Quebec, no less and he plays a key position that needs to be filled. Unfortunately for Montreal, the Dynamo drove a hard bargain and managed to re-acquire Ching without having to give up Hainault. However, Hainault remains a valuable commodity in Major League Soccer. With three Canadian MLS clubs needing to roster at least three Canadian players on their squads, Hainaults name will always crop up when trade discussions take place between the Dynamo and any of the three Canadian clubs. Hainault is aggressive, good in the air and strong in the tackle. If, like me, you subscribe to the belief that first and foremost a defenders job is to prevent the opponent from scoring, then Hainault ticks a lot of the boxes. He also has the versatility to play as a central defender or as a fullback, which only adds to his value in Major League Soccer. Teal Bunbury: Forward - Sporting Kansas City Fans of Canadian soccer cringe at the very mention of Teal Bunbury. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Bunbury is the son of former Canadian international Alex Bunbury, who represented Canada in 66 games, scoring 16 goals. While his father was proud to represent Canada, Teal Bunbury chose to tie his allegiance to the United States, where he spent much of his childhood. That decision was made despite Bunbury saying, in 2010, that he felt it would be an honour to play for Canada and that it would "feel wrong" to play for the United States. While Bunbury isnt the first athlete to say one thing and do another, his about-face left a sour taste in the mouths of Canadian soccer fans, who have seen a long list of talented players choose to represent other nations over Canada. One thing you can be sure of: whenever Bunbury plays in Canada, the home supporters will voice their displeasure at his decision. After winning the 2009 MAC Hermann Trophy the top prize handed out in U.S. college soccer Bunbury was selected fourth overall by the Kansas City Wizards in the 2010 MLS Superdraft. Over the first two years of his professional career, Bunbury struggled to find consistency. While this is common for young players, Bunbury will need to deliver the goods on a weekly basis if he is going to claim a spot in Peter Vermes starting lineup at Sporting KC. When Bunbury is on form, he is a real handful for defenders. When hes not, hell find himself watching from the bench, as Vermes has options up front in both Kei Kamara and CJ Sapong. Ashtone Morgan: Defender - Toronto FC 2011 was quite a year for Toronto FC youngster Ashtone Morgan. Not only did he make his MLS debut for TFC, he also earned his first cap for the Canadian Mens National Team. A product of the TFC Academy, Morgan has made the left fullback position his own over the last 12 months. He is expected to be in the starting lineup when the Reds take on Seattle in their first MLS game on March 17. A tireless worker, Morgan is at his best when he is rampaging down the left flank. A willingness to get forward into advanced positions, coupled with a cultured left foot, allows the youngster to deliver a steady supply of crosses into the box for the likes of Danny Koevermans and Ryan Johnson. Defensively, Morgan is quick enough to deal with most of the players that he will face this year, but he must continue to work on his one-on-one defending and positional awareness. If he can continue to progress in these areas and find a level of consistency in his performances, he might start getting a few mentions when it comes time to vote for the MLS All-Star team. cheap ******* . Brooks and Harrison, along with tackle Walter Jones and coach Tony Dungy, were the first-year eligible candidates to make the cut from 126 to 25. 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"Its always a confidence builder coming to the park when we know hes pitching. Typically we know that we dont have to put up too many runs to come out with a W," Mariners right fielder Michael Saunders said. Hernandez has been especially tough on the Twins in recent years. In his past four starts against Minnesota, he has pitched 34 innings and allowed three earned runs with 30 strikeouts. "Its the same old story -- really good stuff," Twins left fielder Jason Kubel said of facing Hernandez. "Hes just tough, one of the toughest guys to hit." The Twins, who have won three straight series and six of nine overall, jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning on a rally keyed by a successful replay challenge. With a man on first and nobody out, shortstop Danny Santana hit a dribbler to first baseman Justin Smoak, who flipped the ball to Hernandez covering at first. Santana was ruled out on the play, but replays showed that his foot hit the bag just before the pitcher arrived. Hernandez almost got out of the jam, striking out Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer on two-strike sliders, but Trevor Plouffe scored both runners with a two-out single to right-centre to put Minnesota on top 2-0. "I made one mistake," Hernandez said of his performance on Sunday. "I left that slider a little bit up against Plouffe and he got that hit. It was off the plate, but he put a good swing on it. "I was a little (angry). I did not put a zero on the scoreboard. After that I made better pitches." Meanwhile, after Twins starter Ricky Nolasco (2-4) breezed through the first three innings, the Mariners rallied by going deep in the count aand making Nolasco work the second time through the order.dddddddddddd They got one run back on Kyle Seagers RBI single in the fourth, but they also drove up Nolascos pitch count by making him throw 33 pitches that inning. Nolascos ability to avoid trouble ran out in the fifth. James Jones led off with an infield single, then scored on Michael Saunders triple to right field. Cano followed with a shot off the centre field wall for an RBI double that gave Seattle a 3-2 lead. By the end of the inning, Nolasco had thrown 100 pitches and was done for the day. And Hernandez had all the runs he needed to snap that losing streak. "With that guy over there, you have to play perfect baseball," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We didnt do that. We gave them a few too many chances, and when you give them chances like that, thats what happens." Saunders added a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, Justin Smoak had an RBI double in the seventh and Cano scored on a wild pitch in the ninth as the Mariners pulled away. Mariners closer Fernando Rodney worked a scoreless ninth in a non-save situation to cap what Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon called an "ideal" day. "Our starter went eight and we got our closer some much-needed work," McClendon said. "It was perfect." Notes: McClendon said that the team will decide later this week whether 1B/OF Logan Morrison is ready to begin a minor-league rehab assignment. Morrison has missed five weeks with a strained right hamstring. ... Seattle DH Corey Hart left the game in the fourth inning after straining his left hamstring while stealing second base. ... Canos single in the fourth extended his on-base streak to 26 games, the longest in the major leagues this year. ... The Twins will send RHP Kevin Correia (1-5, 6.80) to the mound when they open a two-game series at San Diego on Tuesday. ... The Mariners also have a day off Monday. They will travel to Texas for a two-game set against the Rangers, with RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (2-0, 1.59) starting on Tuesday. ' ' '
 
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