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Heroic return from Dwayne De Rosario still possible

Nov 13, 2012, 12:36 PM EDT

What a story-book finish this one is setting up to be …

OK, the chances of it playing out this way are fairly remote, with too many moving pieces and too many things that could possible send this fascinating scenario askew, but let’s talk about it anyway …

D.C. United trails Houston, 3-1, in the teams’ total goals Eastern Conference finals series.

So they have two goals to make up. Is it really so far-fetched that United gets one goal back, then goes into nervous, final minutes needing that second? Or perhaps needing a third to finish out the series without a 30-minute extra time?

And then this happens …


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Dwayne DeRosario has not played for United since a knee injury suffered back on Sept. 11 while on Canadian national team duty. United regrouped and has become one of Major League Soccer’s top stories since, excelling despite the loss of its attacking leader and defending Major League Soccer MVP.

Still, none of that means fans and officials around RFK wouldn’t love so see De Rosario back on the field, if only for the final minutes, Sunday against Houston.

  1. geojock - Nov 13, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    If there is any player that can make a difference in just 15min of a big game, it is DeRo.

  2. soccerjohn - Nov 13, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    I’d only want him out there if it’s close. If DCU finds itself down one with 15 to go and DeRo seems fit enough, it might be worth the risk of re-injury. If DCU gets to the final, enough other players will become available to make it worthwhile. But I wouldn’t put him at risk for a larger deficit.

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