United’s Dwayne De Rosario suspended 2 games

D.C. United forward Dwayne De Rosario has been suspended for two
regular-season games by MLS for violent conduct in a preseason
game.

The league announced Friday that De Rosario also has been fined
an undisclosed amount for the head-butt foul on Philadelphia Union
midfielder Danny Cruz in the 60th minute of the preseason match on
Feb. 23. De Rosario was issued a red card for the foul.

The MLS Players Union appealed the decision on behalf of De
Rosario. MLS Commissioner Don Garber heard the appeal Thursday and
upheld the suspension.

The 2011 league MVP will miss United’s season opener against the
Houston Dynamo on Saturday and the March 9 match against Real Salt
Lake.