De Rosario is in talks with DC United over a new contract.
He told ESPN.com: "I play because I love it, but I play more for my children and their future. When you have that weight on your shoulders and you're in an option year, a lot of things weigh on your mind. Next year is an option year, too, the last on my contract. D.C. came out and said they want to reward me for my efforts for their club, and I'm really looking forward to that because I think I deserve it. It's long overdue.
"Hopefully so. Hopefully so. If they want the most talented players to stay in this league, you have to reward them. For young players, you have to set a target and say, if you want this you've got to come at least close to what this guy has done and not just get everything at your feet when you haven't accomplished everything."