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ECW Press Spring 2021 Trade

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    Lexile measure: 790L
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
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    Distributor: Jaguar Book Group Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Apr 20, 2021 On Sale Date: May 11, 2021 Carton Quantity: 22 $34.95 CAD
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    Distributor: BTPS Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Apr 20, 2021 On Sale Date: May 11, 2021 Carton Quantity: 22 $28.95 USD
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DeRo
My Life
By (author): Dwayne De Rosario With: Brendan Dunlop Foreword by: Lennox Lewis
Dwayne De Rosario ,

With :

Brendan Dunlop ,

Foreword by :

Lennox Lewis

Imprint:

ECW Press - Toronto

ISBN:

9781770415270

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Dust jacket
Hardcover , Dust jacket
English

Audience:

General Trade
May 11, 2021
$34.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

9in x 6 x 0.78 in | 1.21 lb

Page Count:

208 pages

Illustrations:

30 30 photographs, colour
ECW Press
SPORTS & RECREATION / Soccer
Biography: sport|Memoirs|Association football (Soccer)
Texas
  • Short Description
DeRo: My Life is the story of the best male soccer player to ever come out of Canada. Before Kaká, Rooney & Zlatan, DeRo was the Godfather of Major League Soccer.

Dwayne De Rosario is one of MLS’s 25 Greatest Players

The autobiography of one of the best male soccer player to ever come out of Canada. Before Beckham, Kaká, Rooney, and Zlatan, DeRo was the godfather of Major League Soccer.

DeRo is the life story of one of the greatest athletes Canada has ever produced. Born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario, Dwayne De Rosario wasn’t expected to make it out of high school, let alone to the top of soccer world. As part of a family of five, growing up in a one-bedroom apartment, he had to work for everything he had and sometimes that meant doing things he realized he didn’t want to do. It was soccer that saved him from a life on the street.

For the first time, Dwayne shares many heartbreaking, life-altering stories from his mischievous childhood, an upbringing that made him the hungry, successful, superstar athlete he became. His strong Caribbean heritage shaped the person and the player the world knows as a four-time MLS Cup champion, seven-time MLS All-Star, Canadian national team captain, and record goal-scorer. He helped put Canadian soccer on the map, and it’s clear that pursuit of greatness didn’t come without struggle, both on and off the field. Now, DeRo hopes to inspire, and train, the next great Canadian soccer star.

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DeRo: My Life is the story of the best male soccer player to ever come out of Canada. Before Kaká, Rooney & Zlatan, DeRo was the Godfather of Major League Soccer.


Sales and Market Bullets



  • De Rosario is a four-time MLS Cup champion, seven-time MLS All-Star, Canadian National Team Captain, and a record goal-scorer. He helped put Canadian soccer on the map.

  • Known as the Godfather of Major League Soccer, De Rosario is now an MLSE Ambassador and founder of DeRo United Futbol Academy, hoping to inspire and train the next great Canadian soccer star. He has 29K followers on Twitter.

  • Dwayne created the DeRo Foundation to provide after-school programs and post-secondary education opportunities to youth in Scarborough, the GTA and the Caribbean.

  • DeRo has played for the following North American Teams:

    • San Jose Earthquakes (2001-2005)

    • Houston Dynamo (2006-2008)

    • Toronto FC (2009-2011)

    • New York Red Bulls (2011)

    • C. United (2011-2013)



  • In December 2020, Dwayne DeRosario was named one of the MLS's 25 Greatest Players, and called, “probably the league’s greatest-ever Canadian.”


Publishing Diverse Voices



  • Guyanese-Canadian voices (author and content)



Audience



  • For readers of Forward: A Memoir by Abby Wambach

  • MLS and FIFA fans

  • Avid sports readers, subscribers to The Athletic, The Score, The Gist, etc.

Dwayne De Rosario played 18 seasons of professional soccer, winning four MLS Cups, a CONCACAF Gold Cup for Canada, and was named one of MLS’s 25 Greatest Players. The Beautiful Game took him around the world, but his heart has always been in Scarborough. In retirement, he trains youth for the sport, and life, at the DeRo United Futbol Academy. He lives in Markham, Ontario.

Brendan Dunlop is a sports television anchor and writer based in Toronto, Canada. He has covered World Cups, Champions League finals, and international matches for theScore, FOX Soccer, and Sportsnet.

“DeRo has made a major contribution to his community, on and off the soccer field. His passion for the game and personal development of youth is beyond inspirational. With my son, I've witnessed first-hand how Dero's energy and love for the game is infectious and encouraging.” — Juno award-winning recording artist Maestro Fresh Wes

“DeRo was the player all the young kids wanted to be. He really took me under his wing and taught me a lot about how to be a player on and off the pitch.” — Jonathan Osorio, Toronto FC & Canadian Men's National Team teammate

“De Rosario’s story is packed with danger, drama and deliverance. That makes DeRo: My Life an absorbing read.” — MLS Soccer

“DeRo was the reason Canadians started watching MLS soccer. He was a human highlight reel, which made my job very easy.” — James Sharman, sports broadcaster

“Dwayne and I go way back, to our days as young boys growing up in Scarborough. He is a great friend and tremendous athlete. I always knew he was going leave his mark on soccer in North America. Dwayne had an outstanding pro-career, winning multiple MLS Championships, and being named MVP of the league twice. Dwayne is a true Canadian legend, and what I admire the most is that he continues to give back to the kids in our community, helping to grow and inspire the next generation of athletes.” — Jamal Magloire, 12 year NBA veteran and NBA champion assistant coach of the Toronto Raptors

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