WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: Dwayne De Rosario #7 of D.C. United dribbles the ball against Collen Warner #26 of Real Salt Lake at RFK Stadium on September 24, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
2011 MLS MVP Dwayne De Rosario has signed a contract extension with D.C. United, the team announced Monday.
D.C. United have re-signed 2011 MLS MVP Dwayne De Rosario on Monday afternoon, the team announced in a press release. The 33-year old midfielder is coming off the best season of his career, picking up 16 goals and 11 assists on his way to winning the league's MVP trophy. The terms of the contract were not disclosed, per league policy.
According to reports, De Rosario will be United's highest-paid player in 2012, earning more money than designated players Branko Boskovic and Hamdi Salihi. The cap hit will be paid down with allocation money.
"It's nice to be with an organization that has the same goals and ambitions as I," De Rosario said in the official release. "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."
De Rosario and United will hold a press conference on Tuesday, February 21 at the VW Lounge at RFK Stadium at 2:30 p.m. ET to discuss the extension. De Rosario won the 2011 Volkswagen MLS MVP, the 2011 Budweiser Golden Boot for the most goals in the league and is a 4-time MLS Cup winner, a 2-time MLS Cup MVP, a 6-time MLS Best XI team member, and a 6-time MLS All-Star.