MLS Game Summary - D.C. United at Toronto FC|
(Saturday, May 5, 2012)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: D.C. United 2, Toronto FC 0
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Toronto FC made history on Saturday at BMO
Field, but unfortunately for the Canadian outfit it was for all the wrong
reasons as the club sustained its eighth successive defeat to begin an MLS
season, losing 2-0 against D.C. United.
The previous mark was seven straight defeats set by the 1999 Kansas City
Wizards, but TFC was unable to avoid setting the record for futility as
second-half goals from Chris Pontius and substitute Hamid Salihi handed United
its third win in four games.
Toronto had the best chance in the first half when Ashtone Morgan's pass was
deflected into the path of Ryan Johnson, who forced a diving save from
goalkeeper Bill Hamid.
However, United came to life after the break and took the lead in the 55th
A Toronto defender cleared the ball off the goal line from a United corner
kick in the 54th minute, only for Pontius to hammer a left-footed shot beyond
goalkeeper Milos Kocic from 20 yards one minute later.
United doubled its lead 15 minutes from time when Brandon McDonald's flicked
header dropped into the path of Salihi, who was able to remain onside and
volley the ball inside the far post.
Hamid's net came under a bit of pressure over the final 10 minutes but he was
never seriously threatened and was able to hang on to his clean sheet.
05/05 18:11:18 ET