De Rosario likely to play Saturday

D.C. United captain Dwayne De Rosario, who missed last weekend’s match with an adductor strain, has been removed from the club’s injury report and appears likely to play this Saturday night against the New York Red Bulls at RFK Stadium.

“He heals pretty quickly for an old man,” Coach Ben Olsen said with a laugh.

De Rosario, who turns 35 next month, worked on the side during Monday’s practice and said afterward he was feeling better and would gauge his progress as the week unfolded.

United was off Wednesday and will resume workouts Thursday morning.

“We will have a good idea [of his status] tomorrow,” Olsen said, “but I expect him to be available” against the Red Bulls (1-3-2) in the second meeting between the rivals.

United (1-3-1) would welcome any attacking help. The club has scored just twice, been shut out three times and created few opportunities throughout the spring. Midfielders Nick DeLeon, John Thorrington and Lewis Neal remain out with injuries.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.

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Steven Goff · April 10, 2013