It was a long time in the making for Dwayne De Rosario but he finally got someone to show him the money. The 2011 MLS MVP signed a new contract today with D.C. United.
While DeRo isn’t a Designated Player, one has to imagine he’ll be making pretty close to that level. Allocation was used to bring down his contract number to not make him a DP.
“It’s nice to be with an organization that has the same goals and ambitions as I,” said De Rosario. “D.C. United has a very rich history and one that we want to relive in the near future – hopefully we can start this year. It’s a great feeling to be associated with the United family. Ever since I came here, the organization and the fans have accepted me as part of the family, and I want to keep this family growing all across the DC area and relive those special moments.”
The 33-year old midfielder had one hell of a year in 2011, notching 16 goals and 11 assists en route the league’s MVP award. United had stated several times over the last six months or so that they wanted DeRo to be a big part of their club going forward. Signing him to a new deal certainly shows their level of commitment to him, something previous clubs Toronto and New York didn’t do for him.