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D.C. United
DC
Final
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Toronto FC
TOR
Saturday, August 24, 20137:00 PM
RFK StadiumMLS Regular SeasonSunnyMLS LIVEAttendance: 13927

Match Summary

GOALS AND ASSISTS

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TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 60'TORBobby Convey
  • Reggie Lambe
 10'DCDwayne De Rosario
  • Perry Kitchen
DISCIPLINARY

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TimeClubPlayerReason
 83'DC Chris KorbFoul
SUBSTITUTIONS

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 88'TOR
Álvaro Rey (M)
Bobby Convey (M)
 73'DC
Kyle Porter (M)
Conor Doyle (M)
 55'TOR
Robert Earnshaw (F)
Andrew Wiedeman (F)
 34'TOR
Darel Russell (M)
Jonathan Osorio (M)

Starting Formations

28Hamid22Korb5Jakovic21Woolard2Riley18DeLeon23Kitchen25Jeffrey30Doyle12Silva7De RosarioM242019153133212Bendik27Eckersley13Caldwell4Henry5Morgan19Lambe25Hall21Osorio15Convey22Brockie32WiedemanM161032462337RAA4

Lineups

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D.C. United
28GBill Hamid
22DChris Korb
5DDejan Jakovic
21DDaniel Woolard
2DJames Riley
18MNick DeLeon
23MPerry Kitchen
25MJared Jeffrey
30MConor Doyle
12FLuis Silva
7FDwayne De Rosario
Toronto FC
12GJoe Bendik
27DRichard Eckersley
13DSteven Caldwell
4DDoneil Henry
5DAshtone Morgan
19MReggie Lambe
25MJeremy Hall
21MJonathan Osorio
15MBobby Convey
22FJeremy Brockie
32FAndrew Wiedeman
Bench
24Lewis Neal
20Carlos Ruiz
19Kyle Porter
15Ethan White
31Joe Willis
3Dennis Iapichino
32Collin Martin
 
16Darel Russell
10Robert Earnshaw
3Jonas Elmer
24Stefan Frei
6Gale Agbossoumonde
23Álvaro Rey
37Maximiliano Urruti
Managers
  Ben Olsen
 
  Ryan Nelsen
OFFICIALS

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RefereeChris Penso  
Assistant RefereeMatthew Kreitzer  
Assistant RefereeMatthew Nelson  
Fourth OfficialMark Kadlecik  
Saturday, August 24, 2013
7:00 PM
RFK Stadium
MLS LIVE

WASHINGTON – An early golazo by D.C. United captain Dwayne De Rosario was cancelled out by a second-half equalizer from Toronto FC's Bobby Convey as the bottom two teams in the Eastern Conference battled to a 1-1 draw at RFK Stadium.

De Rosario’s world-class goal in the 10th minute stood until the 60th when winger Reggie Lambe sent a strong cross into the box that found Convey making the secondary run, for his first of the season.

The Reds  (4-12-9, 21 points) and United (3-17-5, 14 points) saw their winless streaks stretched to three matches, but with an Open Cup final still to look forward to, United started the match with good energy and intensified the pressure following Convey’s equalizer only to find an inspired Joe Bendik in goal for Toronto.

De Rosario’s goal was as surprising as it was spectacular. After Perry Kitchen played a ball to the Canadian from the midfield circle, DeRo settled it nicely with his left foot and cut back twice – the second time leaving Toronto midfielder Jonathan Osorio (who subbed out in the 34th minute) at a near stand-still. De Rosario then let loose on a wicked right-footed curler that beat Bendik into the right upper 90.

It was De Rosario’s third goal of the season and first since June 15, when he also scored against Toronto.

Bendik later exacted a bit a of revenge when De Rosario again tried to score from distance, this time with his left in first-half stoppage time, but he was denied by the TFC ’keeper. Overall, Bendik made seven saves in a strong effort for the Reds, who were out-possessed, 61-39, but did come away with two good scoring chances of their own which fell to Andrew Wiedeman in the first half.

Former TFC midfielder Luis Silva – who has scored three goals in five matches since joining D.C. – nearly put United ahead in the 67th minute after his impressive scissors volley at the end of a cross from Chris Korb was deflected away by Bendik. Shortly after, De Rosario delivered a tester off a free kick that Bendik dove to stop.

In the 79th minute, Bendik came up big again and deflected away multiple attempts in traffic, including a point-blank attempt by DC defender Daniel Woolard.

Aside from Convey’s strike, Toronto’s attack was muted in the second half until substitute Robert Earnshaw nearly slipped one by United goalkeeper Bill Hamid, but his shot bounced wide.

United will travel to New York next Saturday (8 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network) for a match against the Red Bulls while Toronto welcome New England to BMO Field on Friday (7 ET, MLS LIVE).

MLSsoccer.com Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Joe Bendik Three excellent saves continue to cement his position as Toronto's No. 1.
2 Dwayne De Rosario The highlight of the night was provided by DeRo, who showed he still has the class he is known for.
3 Perry Kitchen Making positive plays all over the field for DC United on both sides of the ball.