D.C. United-Toronto FC highlights
How it happened: United got off to a great start by grabbing the lead first for just the second time this season. As Nick DeLeon stormed down the field on a long break with the ball he was yanked down inside the box and DCU was awarded a penalty kick. Dwayne De Rosario, coming off his hat trick showing in Wednesday night's Open Cup victory, converted for the 1-0 lead.
Despite a hearty offense push through the first 30, D.C. could not build on the one-goal lead and soon lost it at the hands of some questionable work by Robert Earnshaw that sent a header off the post and into the net. Ten minutes later Toronto would strike again on a set piece that took an unlucky bounce off of Chris Korb's head for an own goal and a 2-1 lead at the half and would hold it through the remainder of the match.
Sharp shooter: With the PK conversion tonight, De Rosario now holds the sixth spot all-time in MLS goals (102).
Still Streaking: Tonight's loss brings DCU's MLS winless streak to 13 matches.
It Just Takes One: The Black-and-Red out-chanced Toronto FC 11-5 and outshot the northerners 3-1. Toronto made their few chances count when they had them tonight.
Friendly Fire: Tonight's game-winner is the fourth own-goal DCU has conceded through 15 matches this season.
Up next: United will have a chance to get those elusive three points next Saturday when the struggling San Jose Earthquakes (3-6-6)* come to town.
*San Jose plays Colorado tonight at 9 p.m