DC United’s Dwayne De Rosario is the MLS Player of the Month for August 2011. He narrowly edged out Seattle’s Mauro Rosales by 9 votes to 8. Rosales scored 3 goals and 3 assists, playing all 360 minutes of 4 MLS games
Drew Moor of Colorado received two votes for setting a new MLS record of 609 consecutive matches with every minute played, breaking Peter Vermes record. He tied with Chicago’s Dominc Oduro whose four goals revived the Fire’s season. Houston’s Brian Ching also received a vote.
Five other players received second preference votes.
De Rosario was named MLS Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 21 following his three-goal performance against former club Toronto FC on August 6.
The week before that, he was named Player of the Week for Week 20 for scoring a brace in San Jose, giving United its first win in the Bay Area in 13 years.
He didn’t score but had an assist on August 13 against Vancouver in a 4-0 home win against Whitecaps FC. For his strong performance over the past month, the Canadian attacker was called into his national team for Canada’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers against St. Lucia and Puerto Rico.
De Rosario is having an MVP candidate season in 2011, registering nine total goals and eight assists in MLS play. Since joining the Black-and-Red in late June, De Rosario has played in nine matches (eight starts), recording six goals and three assists.
How we voted:
|Voter||POTW Choice||Second Choice|
|Brian Balboa||Brian Ching (HOU)||Dwayne De Rosario (DC)|
|Marc Connolly||Dominic Oduro (CHI)||David Beckham (LA)|
|JP Dellacamera||Dominic Oduro (CHI)||Dwayne De Rosario (DC)|
|Steve Clare||Drew Moor (COL)||Dwayne De Rosario (DC)|
|Buzz Carrick||Drew Moor (COL)||Mauro Rosales (SEA)|
|Frank Giase||Dwayne De Rosario (DC)||David Beckham (LA)|
|Orrin Schwartz||Dwayne De Rosario (DC)||Dominic Oduro (CHI)|
|Nick Thomas||Dwayne De Rosario (DC)||Mauro Rosales (SEA)|
|Michael Lewis||Dwayne De Rosario (DC)||Mauro Rosales (SEA)|
|Jamie Trecker||Dwayne De Rosario (DC)||Mauro Rosales (SEA)|
|Beau Dure||Dwayne De Rosario (DC)||Mauro Rosales (SEA)|
|Steven Sandor||Dwayne De Rosario (DC)||Mauro Rosales (SEA)|
|Elliott Almond||Dwayne De Rosario (DC)||Mauro Rosales (SEA)|
|Scott French||Dwayne De Rosario (DC)||Omar Gonzalez (LA)|
|Jonathan Tannenwald||Mauro Rosales (SEA)||Brek Shea (DAL)|
|Bobby McMahon||Mauro Rosales (SEA)||Brek Shea (DAL)|
|Frank Dell’Apa||Mauro Rosales (SEA)||Brek Shea (DAL)|
|Jonah Freedman||Mauro Rosales (SEA)||David Beckham (LA)|
|Tom Timmermann||Mauro Rosales (SEA)||Dominic Oduro (CHI)|
|Kerith Gabriel||Mauro Rosales (SEA)||Dwayne De Rosario (DC)|
|Phil Schoen||Mauro Rosales (SEA)||Graham Zusi (SKC)|
|Andrew Wiebe||Mauro Rosales (SEA)||Lamar Neagle (SEA)|