Toronto FC prospect Rocco Romeo’s face lights up when he’s asked what's his favourite part about being a centre back.
“Just getting my hands on the attacker and being physical with him; nothing is better than stopping a goal or making a big tackle. I’d rather go right through someone than score a goal,” Romeo said in a recent interview with TFC Republic.
At six-feet-five, Romeo is not a typical defender who just relies on his size, strength and athleticism. Rather, he fancies himself a modern-day centre back - a defender who is comfortable on the ball and can play out from the back, and who can find his way out of trouble when put under pressure.