Canadian player of the year Dwayne De Rosario, foreground, and second-place finisher Simeon Jackson, background. PHOTO: CANADIAN SOCCER ASSOCIATION
Dwayne De Rosario hasn’t signed a new contract with D.C. United, but he strongly hinted that he is about to pledge his future to the MLS club.
De Rosario, named the Canadian male Player of the Year for the fourth time in his career, spoke to the media Wednesday morning. And the reigning MLS MVP said he will be meeting with D.C. United’s ownership and management in the middle of the month to discuss a new deal.
“I’m happy with D.C.,” said De Rosario. “It’s a rich club with a rich history. My goal is to put another star on the jersey.”
De Rosario signed a two-year deal with Toronto FC in 2009, which called for two additional option years. But De Rosario has made it clear that he wants a new deal — and after an MVP season which saw him lead MLS with 16 goals, his case is strong. And his case was made all the much stronger when the New England Revolution gave veteran midfielder Shalrie Joseph a DP last week.
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