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Dwayne De Rosario has wasted no time showing D.C. United why he is one of the most prolific attacking players in MLS history.
Bill Hamid could hardly contain his joy.
For anyone keeping tabs on D.C. United, attention always seems to gravitate in certain directions.
Minutes after D.C. United wrapped up a league-worst 6-20-4 campaign in October, then-interim coach Ben Olsen paused during his postgame press conference to seemingly brace himself for the impending skepticism and declared, "We're not that far away."
Soccer conforms to the demands of Darwinism. Particular positions demand particular traits.
Some fine play from the team's newest arrival and a sensational goal from the club's youngest player Saturday couldn't make up for D.C. United's bad habit of giving up late goals and dropping precious points at home.
A large contingent of media members swarmed the RFK Stadium practice fields Thursday as D.C. United tuned up for Saturday's pivotal home match against the Philadelphia Union. Yet reporters took little interest in assessments of the visiting Eastern Conference front-runners.
As the first half of the 2011 MLS season unfolded, it became clear that D.C. United needed to fill voids on their roster if the club wanted to emerge from the middle of the Eastern Conference pack and contend for an MLS Cup.
D.C. United acquired veteran playmaker Dwayne De Rosario from the New York Red Bulls for midfielder Dax McCarty, one of two trades swung by the club on Monday.