POLL: Will Dwayne De Rosario Or Hamdi Salihi Score More Goals In 2012?

Will Dwayne De Rosario be United's highest scoring player again in 2012?

With D.C. United's recent signings and preseason results, we've all got high hopes for the 2012 season. Perhaps too high. But while some of us may still have doubts about the defense, which was among MLS's worst last year, the offense should be reasonably improved. After having the fourth highest scoring attack in 2011, United might be even better.

How much better? That will depend largely on two men - Dwayne De Rosario and Hamdi Salihi.

De Rosario was the MLS MVP last season, and also the league's leading scorer. He had 13 goals and 7 assists in just 18 games for United in 2011. We can't wait to see what he'll do when he gets to play a full year with this team. He's scored at least 11 goals in each of the last three seasons, and has shown no signs yet of slowing down.

Salihi scored the lone goal in United's 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire on Saturday, and comes to MLS with a ridiculous strike rate. He's scored 142 goals in 262 matches as a professional. Over the course of a 34-game MLS season, that should net him about 73 goals. Okay, I'm not that good at math, but he'll score a lot. Just trust me. Salihi is a goalscorer and he's being paid like he'll be one of the top goalscorers in MLS.

But will Salihi even be the top goalscorer on his own team?

If we're all agreed that United should be a high-scoring team in 2012, we might as well have a little fun with this. Vote in the poll below, and give us an explanation in the comments.

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