DC Notebook: Quaranta goes full 90 in first action back

Vet shows well in return from injury; DeRo didn't celebrate vs. TFC
DC Notebook

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.”

Dwayne De Rosario es nombrado Jugador de la Semana MLS por segunda semana consecutiva

North American Soccer Reporters reconoce al mediocampista por su actuación ante Toronto FC
DeRo mejor jugador otra vez

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

Dwayne De Rosario named MLS Player of the Week for second consecutive week

North American Soccer Reporters recognize midfielder for hat trick performance
DeRo POTW again

Dwayne De Rosario vs TFC

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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. 

Reserve League: D.C. United 2, Toronto FC 1

United's Reserves extended their unbeaten run in Reserve League play
Reserves: DC 2 - TFC 1

Marc Burch

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Marc Burch scored the match winner on a free kick in the 80th minute

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.

Post match quotes: D.C. United 3 - Toronto FC 3

Comments from Head Coach Ben Olsen and players
Post-match quotes


On Toronto FC’s second goal:

Highlights: D.C. United 3 - Toronto FC 3

Saturday, August 6, 2011 - RFK Stadium
Highlights: DC 3 - TFC 3

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GOAL: DeRo completes his hat trick

De Rosario converts a penalty kick to tie the match
GOAL: DeRo's third

GOAL: DeRo nets a second goal

De Rosario makes it 2-1 for United
GOAL: DeRO's second

GOAL: DeRo makes it 1-0

De Rosario puts one past his former team
GOAL: DeRo makes it 1-0

D.C. United in the media ahead of Toronto FC clash

DC vs TFC media roundup

D.C. United is back home at RFK to take on Toronto FC tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET (Comcast SportsNet). In preparation for tonight's match, we have gathered all the information you need to know about the Black-and-Red following this week's training sessions. 

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