It was an up-and-down week for more than a handful of MLS sides in Week 21. LA and RSL lost on Wednesday then rebounded strongly on the weekend, while Sporting KC went in reverse, winning in midweek and then collapsing late to Seattle on Saturday.
But it was generally all up for John Spencer's Portland Timbers, who thrashed the Galaxy last Wednesday then went on the road to earn a point from fellow Western Conference mid-tablers San Jose. Which explains why they have three players on the latest Team of the Week from MLSsoccer.com.
Dwayne De Rosario was named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match for Matchday 21 of the MLS Regular Season today based on fan voting conducted on dcunited.com.
Bid now on the jersey De Rosario wore during the match. All proceeds benefit United for D.C.
LENKERSDORFER FINE JEWELERS MOTM VOTING
RELATED: Match recap and photos
WASHINGTON — While D.C. United’s wild 3-3 draw with Toronto on Saturday was unforgettable for a multitude of reasons, the experience was perhaps most significant for midfielder Santino Quaranta.
The longtime DC veteran returned to the starting lineup for the first time in almost three months, going the full 90 minutes after being sidelined during that time with concussion symptoms.
“It was enjoyable,” Quaranta said of his return. “I tried to do whatever I could for the team and Benny [Olsen, DC head coach] knows that.”
United anunció hoy que el mediocampista Dwayne De Rosario ha sido elegido como
el Jugador MLS de la Semana para la semana 21 por North American Soccer Reporters.
De Rosario anotó tres goles contra su ex equipo Toronto FC, consiguiendo el
empate por 3 a 3 para D.C. United que jugó 83 minutos con diez jugadores.
su llegada a D.C. United, De Rosario ha sido titular en los seis partidos que
disputó para el club, registrando seis goles y una asistencia en 534 minutos de
D.C. United today announced that midfielder Dwayne De
Rosario has been named MLS Player of the Week for the second consecutive week by
the North American Soccer Reporters. He becomes the first player to earn Player
of the Week honors twice this season. De Rosario’s honor follows a hat
trick performance against his
former team, Toronto FC, as United battled to a 3-3 draw. All three of De
Rosario’s goals came while down a man, following Bill Hamid’s ejection in the 7th
minute of play.
WASHINGTON— D.C. United’s Reserves (5-0-1) continued their unbeaten streak in 2011 MLS Reserve League action, defeating Toronto FC 2-1 at the D.C. United Training Complex at RFK Stadium on Sunday morning.
United's Reserves controlled the tempo in the opening minutes of the match, but were unable to translate their efforts into goals. United’s best attempt of the half came off the foot of Stephen King, who connected on a ball from the edge of the area in the 16th minute, but his shot couldn't find the back of the net.
D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH BEN OLSEN
On Toronto FC’s second goal: