WASHINGTON, DC — For the sixth time in his lengthy MLS career, D.C. United midfielder Dwayne De Rosario was recognized as an MLS All-Star.
However, his status as an inactive All-Star — not on the game day roster — means that he can remain focused on his new club and won’t make the mid-week journey up north to face Manchester United.
The Canadian international saw the silver lining in not making the trip up to Red Bull Arena on Wednesday.
Major League Soccer anunció hoy que el mediocampista Dwayne De Rosario ha sido seleccionado como Estrella inactiva a través de la votación de jugadores para el Juego de las Estrellas MLS 2011, el cual se llevará a cabo en el Red Bull Arena el 27 de julio a las 8:30 p.m. Hora del Este. De Rosario se une a otros cinco jugadores seleccionados para la lista inactiva, completando el plantel de 32 jugadores para el partido del miércoles ante Manchester United.
Major League Soccer announced today that D.C. United midfielder Dwayne De Rosario has been selected as an inactive All-Star through the player voting process ahead of the 2011 MLS All-Star Game set to take place at Red Bull Arena on July 27 at 8:30 p.m. ET. De Rosario joins five other players selected to the inactive roster, rounding out the squad of 32 ahead of Wednesday’s fixture against Manchester United.
WASHINGTON – It’s never easy to overcome a slow start in MLS, going down two goals early in the first half. Try doing it against an English Premier League side.
D.C. United were unable to accomplish that Saturday night against Everton, as the home side conceded two goals within the game’s first 20 minutes in a 3-1 loss.
“We can’t put ourselves behind 2-0 to a good team,” midfielder Chris Pontius said. “Can’t do that in MLS, can’t do that against an EPL team. You’re chasing the game the whole time.”
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RFK Stadium is allowing fans to bring two unopened 20 oz. bottles of water into the match Saturday.
WASHINGTON — Getting to face a team from Europe is always an experience D.C. United look forward to, and Saturday night will be no exception as the club takes on English Premier League side Everton at RFK Stadium (7:30 pm ET, FOX Soccer).
“Any time our players get a chance to play against some of the better teams in Europe, it’s a great experience for us,” head coach Ben Olsen said.
United for D.C., the charitable arm of D.C. United, will hold a silent auction inside of RFK Stadium's Main Gate on Saturday, July 23 before the international friendly match between D.C. United and Everton.
The auction will feature a team signed Everton jersey and a team signed D.C. United third jersey. The silent auction will begin at 6:00 PM ET (immediately after the RFK Stadium gates open) and will end at halftime. All proceeds will go to United for D.C.'s community programs.