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The league announced Friday that De Rosario also has been fined an undisclosed amount for the head-butt foul on Philadelphia Union midfielder Danny Cruz in the 60th minute of the preseason match on Feb. 23.
D.C. United sure haven't wasted time getting their money's worth out of Lionard Pajoy.
Defender Brandon Barklage knocked in the first two goals of his MLS career Sunday night, leading the New York Red Bulls into a first-place tie with D.C. United with a 3-2 win before a franchise record crowd of 25,187.
One doesn't have to spend much time watching Danny Cruz fly around a soccer field to figure out why the midfielder has earned the nickname "Crash" inside the D.C. United locker room.
Maicon Santos scored his first two goals with his new club and added an assist to lead D.C. United to a 4-1 victory over F.C. Dallas on Friday night.
If nothing else, D.C. United rookie Nick DeLeon knows how to make a first impression.
D.C. United last season learned all too well the chances a team takes when fielding a thin roster.
"You guys can't talk about back-to-back wins anymore because we finally got it," Cruz told reporters with a laugh. "So maybe four years down the road, hopefully we're not dealing with it [again]."
"We all help each other," Cruz said. "We're all very positive people. We look to each other to compete. And there's nothing wrong with that. I think it's good, it's healthy competition, and every one of us enjoys it."