TORONTO - The most tumultuous season of Toronto FC captain Dwayne De Rosario's career has ended on a high note.
On Tuesday, De Rosario was named one of Major League Soccer's top 11 players.
De Rosario, a two-time MLS Cup MVP, scored 15 of Toronto's 30 goals this season as the club missed the playoffs for the fourth season in a row.
It was De Rosario's fifth Best XI selection in his 10 year MLS career and second in as many years.
De Rosario caused a stir when he made a cheque-signing motion after a late-season goal, indicating his desire for a pay increase.
Given how he largely kept the team afloat, it was hard to blame him for the incident.
The rest of the MLS Best XI consisted of:
Goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts (Los Angeles Galaxy), defenders Jamison Olave (Real Salt Lake), Nat Borchers (Real Salt Lake), Omar Gonzalez (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Midfielders Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), David Ferreira (FC Dallas), Sebastien Le Toux (Philadelphia Union), Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake), Dwayne De Rosario (Toronto FC)
Forwards Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes) and ex-TFCer Edson Buddle (Los Angeles Galaxy)