D.C. United's Dwayne De Rosario, last season's MVP and leading scorer, has yet to score in eight games this season.
"I don't need to score," De Rosario said. "Everybody else is scoring and we are winning. My goals will come. The most important thing is we have other guys stepping up and scoring."
D.C. United has gone unbeaten over the club's last six matches while those around the Canadian are benefitting from opposing defenses focusing their efforts on stopping DeRo. As New York's defenders collapsed around De Rosario on Sunday, Chris Pontius ran rampant to the tune of a hat trick. A week prior, the 33-year-old showed he can still pull off the sensational, with a bicycle-kick assist to Maicon Santos.
"Dwayne's doing enough," United coach Ben Olsen said. "We jumped on Dwayne's back last year and said take us, take us to the playoffs. He tried and he did a pretty unbelievable job at it.