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Thomas Floyd covers D.C. United for The Washington Times.

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D.C. United notes: Evaluating Dwayne De Rosario's suspension

Poised to kick off the 2013 campaign at the Houston Dynamo on Saturday with a starting 11 comprised of holdovers, D.C. United saw that plan thrown askew by the news early Friday that captain Dwayne De Rosario will be suspended for two games after head-butting Philadelphia midfielder Danny Cruz during a preseason game last weekend in Orlando, Fla.

Carlos Ruiz joins D.C. United via allocation process

In acquiring Guatemalan veteran Carlos Ruiz via the league allocation process, United bolstered their forward corps with a player boasting 88 MLS goals in eight seasons with the Los Angeles Galaxy, FC Dallas, Toronto FC and the Philadelphia Union.

D.C. United coach Ben Olsen yells at his team during the first half against New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference semifinals playoff match at RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.,  Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

D.C. United exercise option on Ben Olsen's contract

After taking D.C. United from the MLS cellar to within a game of the league title match, coach Ben Olsen on Thursday got a vote of confidence from the front office, which exercised the option year on his contract a season ahead of schedule.

D.C. United acquire Casey Townsend from Chivas USA

D.C. United took advantage of Chivas USA's ongoing roster overhaul under new coach Jose Luis Sanchez Sola, acquiring forward Casey Townsend, the No. 5 overall pick in last year's SuperDraft, on Friday for a mere second-round selection in 2014.

D.C. United has rallied around the loss of midfielder-forward Dwayne De Rosario, reeling off a 5-0-1 record capped off by their first playoff spot since 2007. Pictured from left to right: midfielder-forward Chris Pontius, midfielder Marcelo Saragosa and defender Brandon McDonald. (Tony Quinn/D.C. United)

MLS releases full 2013 schedule

MLS on Wednesday released its full 2013 schedule, with D.C. United set to play 12 times on national television, including two matches on NBC: March 16 at New York, and the season finale Oct. 27 against Houston at RFK Stadium.