MLS Game Summary - D.C. United at Toronto FC|
(Saturday, March 22, 2014)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Toronto FC 1, D.C. United 0
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - A second-half goal from Jermain Defoe was
enough as Toronto FC held off D.C. United for a 1-0 win at BMO Field on
Saturday, marking the first time that TFC has started a season with back-to-
After scoring both goals for Toronto in the team's 2-1 season-opening victory
at Seattle last weekend, Defoe was once again the difference maker as he
collected a failed clearance inside the penalty area on the hour mark and
dispatched the ball past goalkeeper Bill Hamid.
While Toronto is off to its best start in club history, United has lost its
first two games this season and has yet to score a goal.
The home team had the better of the play in the first half and would have gone
in front if not for the play of Hamid.
Defoe was tough to handle for the United back line and he forced a great save
from Hamid midway through the first half.
The former Tottenham striker then came even closer as he stabbed a low cross
past Hamid but saw his effort strike the post.
It wasn't until the 60th minute that Defoe separated the teams, but it came
with a bit of good fortune as Gilberto's shot was parried by Hamid. United
defender Bobby Boswell attempted to clear the ball, yet it went straight to
Defoe and he hammered home the winner.
03/22 18:42:56 ET