Dry spells are nothing new in Dwayne De Rosario’s career.
Right now he is on a seven-match run without a goal since May 19, when he scored twice against Toronto FC. There are eight other dry spells during his MLS career that have lasted this long.
This season alone, DeRo has had two long dry spells, starting the season off with eight goalless matches. Oddly enough, De Rosario’s average playing time during those dry spells should have been ample enough for the midfielder to score a goal. His dry spell to open the season gave him an average of 86.25 minutes of playing time per game. His current summer dry spell has seen him play an average of 84.4 minutes per game.
The longest he has gone without scoring was in the first half of the 2002 season, when he failed to score for 11 matches, despite an average of 73.3 minutes per game.
Now these dry spells wouldn’t be so bad if we weren’t all sitting at the edge of our seats for DeRo to score his 100th career goal. He's currently at 98.
For a man who scores every 2.57 games, he sure has made us wait to see those final two goals. Do us all a favor DeRo, and just score already.