For the second week in a row, D.C. United midfielder Dwayne De Rosario was voted MLS Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR). De Rosario received 15 of the 19 first-choice votes cast, while Eric Hassli of the Vancouver Whitecaps received three first-choice votes and Kenny Cooper of the Portland Timbers received only a single first-choice vote.
De Rosario recorded his first career hat trick Saturday night against one of his former clubs, Toronto FC, as United rallied to salvage a 3-3 draw at RFK Stadium. The Canadian international is the first player to to take Player of the Week honors twice in 2011.
De Rosario was also named Player of the Week on August 1 after scoring both of United's goals in a 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes (another former team for De Rosario). Since coming to D.C. after a June trade with New York, De Rosario has recorded six goals and one assist in six games for the Black-and-Red.
United next play against Vancouver on Saturday night at RFK. Kick-off is at 7:30.