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De Rosario selected MLS player of week

Here's the release from the league:

D.C. United midfielder Dwayne De Rosario was voted MLS Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 20. De Rosario scored twice in his team’s 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium, United’s first MLS win in the Bay Area in 13 years.

After the two sides entered the half scoreless, De Rosario took an Andy Najar through ball in the 57th minute and curled a breakaway shot into the upper right hand corner.

Ten minutes later, he struck again. De Rosario fed Chris Pontius in the left corner, darted toward goal, and in traffic redirected the return pass into the upper right corner to give United a 2-0 lead.

After the game, when asked about playing in San Jose again and defeating his former team, De Rosario said, “Those memories can never be erased. I have some great memories and good friends and it’s nice to see the Bay Area get a team back here. Hopefully in the near future they’ll have their own stadium. It’s always nice to come here and play. I’m just happy first and foremost that we came out here and played the way we did and were able to come out with a positive result.”

De Rosario, who began his MLS career with the Earthquakes, has three goals and one assist in five games since arriving in D.C. via a trade with the New York Red Bulls in late June.

The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media. More information can be found at