Toronto FC disappointed with draw against D.C. United
Kofi Opare scored his first goal of the season as D.C. United played Major League Soccer-leading Toronto FC to a 1-1 draw on Saturday night.
D.C. United (5-14-4) managed just four shots — one on target — and its own goal tied the match in the 52nd minute. United, which snapped a six-game losing streak, is winless since beating Atlanta, 2-1, on June 21.
“Frustrating result and we’re at the point where it doesn’t matter whether it’s home or away — we feel like these are games that we should win, so there’s frustration for sure,” said Toronto FC midfielder Michael Bradley.
Opare made it 1-0 in the sixth minute, heading home a corner kick by Lloyd Sam for D.C. United’s first goal off a corner this season. It was Opare’s third career MLS goal and first since May 13, 2015.
Toronto tied it after Victor Vazquez played a long, arcing pass to Jozy Altidore in the area. His cross through a crowded box was deflected, and United’s Jared Jeffrey’s attempted clearance bounced off teammate Steve Birnbaum into the goal.
“We should win the game. It’s a game we should win — there’s no two ways about it,” said Bradley. “We put ourselves behind the eight ball right away, just because we had a really poor start.”
Toronto (12-3-8) is unbeaten in its last five.
TFC’s Nicolas Hasler, left, shoots the ball past D.C. United’s Taylor Kemp on Saturday. The game ended in a 1-1 draw.