As we prepare for the holiday season and welcome a new year, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the tremendous support and love that I have received this year from friends, family and fans from all over the world. From the encouraging messages I got through my injury, to the lift our fans gave us at RFK, I am constantly reminded of how lucky I am to be playing the sport I loved as a child, as a profession, and I appreciate that every single day.
I would like to congratulate all those who have won awards this year including some of my old teammates Landon Donovan, Chris Wondolowski and Frank Yallop.
Also, I have to congratulate my fellow Canadian, Christine Sinclair, for not only winning the awards (Canadian Player of the Year, the Lou Marsh Award and a Diamond Jubilee medal), but for everything you have done for soccer in Canada. It’s so great to see a top player being such a great role model to children all over the country.
Although the holidays are usually for family and friends, I also think its very important to remember those who are less fortunate and be appreciative of what you have. If you can, try to go out and volunteer somewhere over the holidays, it may just be the most rewarding thing you can do.
On behalf of myself, my family and the whole Dero United team , I wish you all a safe and joyful holiday and a happy new year!