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Topic - Dwayne De Rosario
Dwayne Anthony De Rosario (born May 15, 1978 in Scarborough, Ontario) is a Canadian soccer player who currently plays for D.C. United in Major League Soccer. He also plays for the Canadian national team. - Source: Wikipedia
The 2014 opening day roster for D.C. United will look markedly different than the previous year's roster.
D.C. United, last in the Eastern Conference, has won just once in its last nine matches after Saturday's 1-1 tie against Toronto FC at RFK Stadium.
Toronto (2-7-5) snapped an 11-match winless streak (0-6-5) with its best offensive performance of the season on the road. The club had scored just three times in six previous games away from BMO Field.
After a March 9 win extended their home unbeaten run to 19 games, United have dropped four straight at RFK Stadium, where they host Sporting Kansas City (6-4-2) on Sunday.
Dwayne DeRosario scored the only goal for United (1-8-1), which lost a franchise-record seventh straight contest by a combined margin of 18-4.
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.
As Dwayne De Rosario fought back tears, the D.C. United captain could hardly speak. It was a stunning sight, really, to see such raw emotion out of a figure celebrated as a commanding presence on the pitch. Vulnerability is not a trait one associates with the 34-year-old.
One by one, the players dropped to the turf, physically and emotionally spent. For D.C. United this season, there will be no getting up.
Upon joining D.C. United some 10 months ago, Nick DeLeon envisioned himself thriving on the biggest stages MLS has to offer. How quickly such events would transpire, of course, was a mystery. But he was confident it would be soon.
On a bright September morning nearly six weeks ago, D.C. United's playoff aspirations grew dim.
As Dwayne De Rosario hobbled onto the RFK Stadium pitch, attired in street clothes during a pregame ceremony honoring his 100th MLS goal, reality sunk in. If D.C. United are going to emerge from the stretch run with a playoff bid, they’ll have to do it without their captain and catalyst.
Dwayne De Rosario's D.C. United season likely is finished after the reigning MLS MVP suffered a knee injury Tuesday in World Cup qualifying.
D.C. United's road to ending their four-year playoff drought has been burdened with the most disruptive roadblock imaginable.
Once Dwayne De Rosario watched his header settle in the back of the net, he strutted through his trademarked "shake-and-bake" celebration, like he has so many times before. After stashing the historic ball on the bench, he shared a moment with coach Ben Olsen, acknowledged the fans chanting his name and pointed his hands skyward.
Dwayne De Rosario had his moment, and it was sweet. But then the script was spoiled by a most unlikely source.