With the conclusion of regular season MLS play Sunday night, Dwayne De Rosario won the Golden Boot as the top scorer in Major League Soccer in 2011.
De Rosario, who played for Toronto, New York, and D.C. United in 2011, finished the year with 16 goals and 12 assists, which included hat tricks for D.C. United against Toronto on August 6 and Real Salt Lake on September 24. Chris Wondolowski of the San Jose Earthquakes also finished the year with 16 goals, but could only manage three assists. In the event of two players finishing with the same number of goals atop the Golden Boot standings, MLS follows FIFA protocol and uses number of assists by each player as a tie breaker.
D.C. United acquired De Rosario in a June trade that sent Dax McCarty to the New York Red Bulls in return. In 18 appearances for United, De Rosario scored 13 goals and recorded 7 assists.
According to Steven Goff of The Washington Post, United are working on a contract extension for the 33-year-old Canadian international, who is entering a club-held option year in 2012.