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De Rosario earns POTW honors

August 1, 2011 | 11:13 am No comments
By Shaun Schafer

Since arriving in Washington, Dwayne De Rosario has transformed D.C. United into a side to reckon with in the Eastern Conference.

De Rosario, cast off by the floundering New York Red Bulls, provided further evidence over the weekend as his two goals gave United a 2-0 win away to San Jose Earthquakes.

The performance pushed the club’s record to 2-1-1 since DeRo’s arrival via a trade with the Red Bulls, and it earned the Canadian attacking midfielder MLS Player of the Week honors for Week 20, as voted on by the North American Soccer Reporters.

De Rosario, who is the first United player to be named Player of the Week this year, earned the award ahead of a pair of fellow two-goal-scorers, LA Galaxy’s Landon Donovan, who struck a brace in a 4-0 win over Vancouver, and Brian Ching, who returned from suspension to lead the Dynamo past Seattle.

CSN Vote: Donovan. There were a number of worthy performances from the week. We liked Donovan’s leadership in the 4-0 pounding of Vancouver.

Our second choice was Brian Ching. His brace lead Houston to a 3-1 win over Seattle.

No fault to DeRo, we just prefered Donovan’s work. Ching was, admittedly, a sentimental choice.

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