Dwayne De Rosario voted into 2012 MLS All-Star Game

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Dwayne De Rosario voted into 2012 MLS All-Star Game

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Today the MLS announced that D.C.United midfielder Dwayne De Rosario was selected to the All-Star First XI byfans who voted through text messages, online votes at MLSsoccer.com, andTwitter.Under the direction of his ownD.C. United coach Ben Olsen, De Rosario will join the other MLS All-Starsas they face off against Chelsea FC at 8:30 p.m. on July 25th. Thegame will be broadcast live on ESPN2, TeleFutura, and in Canada on TSN and RDS.Thisselection marks the seventh time De Rosario has been named to an MLS All-Starsquad, adding to an extremely impressive list of accomplishments for one of themost decorated players in MLS history. Along with seven MLS All-Starselections, De Rosario boasts four MLS Cups, two MLS Cup MVP awards, and an MLSMVP award.Itsa huge honor to represent this League, represent D.C. United and representmyself, said Dwayne De Rosario. Its a tribute to those guys in the lockerroom here at D.C. United, the coaching staff, and the whole D.C. United family.Im going to enjoy myself, enjoy playing with some of the guys I admire in thisLeague, and its nice to know Ben Olsen is going to be our coach.DeRosario is the only United player to play in and start all of theBlack-and-Reds 18 games this season with an impressive 1566 minutes played. Hecurrently leads the entire MLS in assists with ten, and he has found the backof the net five times. After an impressive month of May, where he won Player ofthe Week (514-521) and Player of the Month, De Rosario is just two goals awayfrom reaching 100 career MLS goals.TheAll-Star First XI ballot consisted of six players from each club, as chosen bya panel of media members. The selections in their entirety are as follows:2012 MLS All-Star First XI As voted by fansGoalkeeper: Jimmy Nielsen (SportingKansas City)Defenders: Steven Beitashour (San JoseEarthquakes), Aurlien Collin (Sporting Kansas City), Jay DeMerit (VancouverWhitecaps FC), Heath Pearce (New York Red Bulls)Midfielders: David Beckham (LA Galaxy),Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi(Sporting Kansas City)Forwards: Thierry Henry (New York RedBulls), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

Barron Trump plays soccer with D.C. United players at Easter Egg Roll

Barron Trump plays soccer with D.C. United players at Easter Egg Roll

D.C. United participated at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday at the invite of event organizers.

Throughout the day, the select players on hand played soccer with the children present.

And one of them was Barron Trump, the 11-year-old son of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump.

While there, United forward Patrick Mullins and midfielders Julian Buescher and Marcelo Sarvas all received an unscheduled invitation to meet Barron in the White House, where they talked soccer and even kicked around the ball. Sarvas' eldest son, who is around Barron's age, and Talon, the United mascot, also played.

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“He was very knowledgeable about soccer, knew about D.C. United and was interested to know more,” Mullins told the Washington Post. “Little kid to have a passion for the game and to be knowledgeable and have a conversation with us, it makes me feel good about kids growing up playing the game.”

At some point during the day, 94.7 Fresh FM’s Dana McKay tweeted a photo of Barron outside the White House playing soccer in an Arsenal jersey.

According to the Post, Barron received a D.C. United soccer ball that was signed by the players and personalized with a message welcoming him to Washington. He also has an open invitation from the team to visit with them.

Barron currently lives in New York City with his mother.

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United have now won back-to-back games after slow start to the season

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United have now won back-to-back games after slow start to the season

WASHINGTON -- Lloyd Sam and Luciano Acosta scored in the second half in D.C. United's 2-1 victory over NYCFC on Saturday.

After going scoreless in the first three matches of the season, D.C. United (2-2-1) has scored two goals in each of the last two.

In the 53rd minute, Lloyd stole the ball from defender Frederic Brillant deep in NYCFC's half and fired the ball from near the penalty spot past the sliding Johnson. Sam's first goal this season came in his 100th MLS start.

Acosta scored his second goal this season in the 73rd minute via a rebound. He passed to Sam, whose shot was blocked by Johnson back to Acosta for an easy score.

Bill Hamid made a terrific double-save for United in the 82nd minute, but two minutes later, NYCFC's Thomas McNamara sent a cross to David Villa, who scored his third of the season.

NYCFC (2-2-1) dominated possession and outshot United 15-12, with both teams putting six shots on target. NYCFC beat United 4-0 on March 12.