MLS Game Summary - D.C. United at Toronto FC|
(Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Toronto FC 2, D.C. United 0
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Dwayne De Rosario scored his ninth goal of the
season, O'Brian White added his first, and Toronto FC defeated D.C. United 2-0
on Saturday to move into third place in the Eastern Conference.
De Rosario opened the scoring midway through the first half, White sealed the
win midway through the second in just his second appearance of the season, and
rookie goalie Stefan Frei made four saves for his fourth shutout.
Toronto (8-7-6), which entered the match one point behind United in the East,
passed D.C. with the win. United (6-5-10) lost its second straight and has one
win in its last seven to continue its slide down the standings.
TFC was strong early, and nearly grabbed the lead in the 15th minute when Jim
Brennan fired a header off the right post.
De Rosario didn't waste Toronto's next opportunity in the 30th, converting off
assists from Sam Cronin and Brennan. Cronin delivered the final pass on a nice
cross from the right, and De Rosario met the ball at the near post to direct a
header past D.C. goalie Josh Wicks.
De Rosario, who extended his scoring streak to three games with the first-half
strike, nearly doubled Toronto's lead 12 minutes after the break. He broke in
alone but, with too much time to set up the shot, rolled a slow dribbler well
wide of the left post from 12 yards.
Toronto finally took the pressure off in the 66th when White, who had only one
appearance and 11 minutes played before being handed a start, finished off the
match with assists from Amado Guevara and Nana Attakora. White made one touch,
then fired into the upper right from 16 yards to leave Wicks no chance.
Frei last posted a shutout on June 24 in a 2-0 victory over Red Bull New York.
Wicks finished with three saves for United, which fell to 1-5-6 on the road.
Toronto will try to build on the win Aug. 22 when it visits Chivas USA. United
will try to break out of its slide on Aug. 22 when it hosts Los Angeles.
08/15 18:40:31 ET