MLS Game Summary - Toronto FC at D.C. United|
(Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Toronto FC 3, D.C. United 2
Washington, D.C. (Sports Network) - Jaime Moreno scored his 133rd career goal
to retire from Major League Soccer as the all-time leading scorer, but Dwayne
De Rosario's two second-half goals gave Toronto FC a 3-2 win over D.C. United
on Saturday night at RFK Stadium.
Moreno had played in MLS since its first season in 1996, helping D.C. win four
MLS Cup titles. He entered the regular-season finale tied with FC Dallas' Jeff
Cunningham for the all-time scoring lead, but broke the tie on a penalty kick.
The Bolivian scored just his second goal this season in just his eighth start,
handing United a 2-1 lead before half. But De Rosario scored both of his goals
in a 20-minute stretch after half, as Toronto handed United its 20th loss.
D.C. (6-20-4) ended the regular season with the worst record in club history -
and with the worst mark in MLS - while Toronto (9-13-8) closed a disappointing
year with just its third road win.
United, which lost for the 11th time at home this season, got off to a perfect
start when Santino Quaranta fired home a rebound just over one minute into the
game. Pablo Hernandez had his initial chance knocked down by TFC goalie Milos
Kocic, but Quaranta easily tapped in the rebound.
Maicon Santos leveled off an assist from Nick LaBrocca in the 23rd for Toronto
FC. Santos settled the pass with his chest, let it take two bounces and found
the lower-right corner from 18 yards past a diving United goalie Troy Perkins.
Jacob Peterson hit the post under 10 minutes later for Toronto, but United was
able to clear after a scramble in front of the net and Moreno added his record
goal six minutes before half.
Perkins' long outlet down the left side was settled by Moreno in the left edge
of the area and when the legend tried to cross into the area, Toronto's Julian
De Guzman played the ball with his hand. Moreno easily converted to the right
side from the spot to give United the lead at the break.
De Rosario pulled Toronto level again three minutes after half, as he ran onto
a free kick from LaBrocca and flicked a header past Perkins and into the upper
right for his 14th goal of the season.
Toronto capped its comeback in the 65th, as Nicholas Lindsay played a ball out
to the right for Peterson, who drove a cross in to the far post to De Rosario.
The Canadian directed the ball into the left side of the net from the edge of
the six-yard box to increase his season-high scoring total to 15.
Moreno left to a standing ovation with less than 10 minutes remaining, but the
home side failed to rally in the closing minutes as one of MLS's all-time best
players ended his career with a loss.
10/23 22:43:10 ET