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Toronto FC set to name interim coach

Toronto FC manager Mo Johnston will announce an interim head coach for the squad on Wednesday afternoon, the team announced Tuesday.

Toronto FC manager Mo Johnston will announce an interim head coach for the squad on Wednesday afternoon, the team announced Tuesday.

Former coach John Carver stepped down on Saturday, citing issues with officiating in the MLS. Assistant coaches Chris Cummins and Nick Dasovic took over coaching duties in the 1-0 win over Kansas City on Sunday.

"It was a tough week last week but I have just come in and done my job because I enjoy it," said Cummins. "We've trained this morning and nobody is talking about it. We're just getting on with things and we'll wait and see what happens at the press conference tomorrow."

Despite all that, the Reds find themselves atop the Eastern Conference standings, one point ahead of Chicago and Kansas City.

Meanwhile, midfielder Dwayne De Rosario is making good progress with his hamstring injury, and could rejoin the club soon. The 30-year-old Scarborough, Ont., native has a goal and an assist for the club in five games.

"Dwayne has done some light jogging today," Cummins said. "I think he has got a chance of being fit for the weekend.

"We're not going to rush him and if he's not fully fit there is no reason to play him. He now has to force his way back into a winning team and it's all about having competition for places."

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