D.C. United announced today that midfielder Dwayne De Rosario has been selected as MLS Player of the Week for Week 20 by the North American Soccer Reporters. De Rosario recorded both of United's goals in a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on July 30 at Buck Shaw Stadium, the club's first victory at San Jose since 1998.
Since arriving at D.C. United, De Rosario has started all five matches he has played in for the club, registering three goals and one assist in 444 minutes of action.
D.C. United hoped they’d be getting some extra punch to their offense when they acquired Dwayne De Rosario last month.
On Saturday night, he showed exactly why United wanted him. The veteran attacker scored twice in the second half to lead DC to another valuable road win, a 2-0 defeat of the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium.
“He’s a special player,” defender Dejan Jakovic told MLSsoccer.com by phone after the match. “I was really excited when I first heard we got him because I know what he’s capable of doing, and that’s exactly what he did.”
D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH BEN OLSEN
On tonight’s performance:
“I was just told we hadn’t won here in 13 years. This was a good thing. We got that monkey off our back. It’s always a tough place to play. In this league you get teams that are down on their luck with injuries. They (the Earthquakes) have a lot of them and you have to take advantage of it in this league. I was just happy we took advantage of a team that’s down on their luck. I was proud of the guys. Dwayne is obviously in a very special place.”
The San Jose Earthquakes return home looking to put an end to a long winless run when D.C. United pay a visit to Buck Shaw Stadium on Saturday evening. The Quakes haven’t won in eight league games, since defeating United on June 11, after a 4-0 loss at Real Salt Lake last weekend. United last played in league competition 10 days ago, falling 1-0 to the New England Revolution at home.
REFEREE: Mark Kadlecik. SAR (bench): James Conlee; JAR (opposite): Mike Kampmeinert; 4th: Edvin Jurisevic. MLS Career: 8 games; FC/gm: 23.9; Y/gm: 3.8; R: 2; pens: 2
Casi dos años después de sobrevivir su terrible accidente automovilístico, Charlie Davies regresa al Washington Hospital Center el miércoles, 3 de agosto a la 1:30 p.m. Hora del Este para agradecerle personalmente a los doctores y enfermeras que lo atendieron durante su recuperación. Durante su visita, el Director de Traumatología Ortopédica Dr. James DeBritz y la cirujana traumatóloga Christine Trankieum escoltarán a Davies en el hospital para sus visitas al personal y pacientes.
Nearly two years after surviving a horrific car accident, Charlie Davies will return to Washington Hospital Center on Wednesday, August 3 at 1:30 p.m. ET to personally thank the doctors and nurses who treated his critical injuries. During his visit, Director of Orthopedic Trauma Dr. James DeBritz and trauma surgeon Dr. Christine Trankiem will escort Davies through the hospital to visit with staff and patients.
WASHINGTON — Life on the road has been a pleasant surprise for D.C. United this year as the club has already picked up 12 points in nine games away from RFK. They’ll look to keep that trend going this weekend when they travel to the Bay Area to face the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday (10:30 PM EST; Comcast SportsNet).