HARRISON, N.J. — Dwayne De Rosario had a memorable return to Red Bull Arena.
De Rosario, playing against his former team for the first time since beaing traded on June 27, scored in the 61st minute to lift D.C. United to a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night.
De Rosario juked past Roy Miller before slamming a left-footed shot from the box past goalkeeper Greg Sutton. It was De Rosario's fourth goal of the season and his first in two games since the trade.
"It's never easy to come back to a team you played for. Scoring against them felt great," De Rosario said before admitting he was looking forward to the match. "For sure. 100 percent. You just want to do what you can to show what they gave up."
De Rosario went on to say he had spoken with Red Bulls management regarding a new contract before he left to play for Canada in the Gold Cup last month. He returned to New York after Canada was eliminated from the tournament June 14. When asked if he had spoken to United about a deal, he professed that he just wanted "to play."
Bill Hamid had four saves for United (5-5-7), which was 1-1-6 in its previous eight games.