2008 MLS: Toronto FC at D.C. United
Saturday, April 5, 2008
|April 15, 2008
|Toronto FC||1–4||DC United||RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Referee: Mark Geiger
Edu 88' (1)
| 2' (1) Emilio
5' (1) Quaranta
52' (1) Gallardo
78' (1) Moreno
New signing Laurent Robert and the return of Greg Sutton were not enough for Toronto F.C. as they fell 4-1 to D.C. United in Washington. Early goals from Luciano Emilio and Santino Quaranta left Toronto in an uphill battle for the rest of the match. The hill only became bigger in the 22nd minute when Kevin Harmse put in a hard challenge on Gonzalo Peralta and was subsequently sent off.
Marcelo Gallardo then made it 3-0 for the home side in the 52nd minute. Quaranta crossed the ball and Gallardo was wide open to smash the ball into an open net. Jaime Moreno capped off the scoring for D.C. in the 78th before Edu opened Toronto's MLS account with his first goal of the season.
The loss leaves Toronto at 0-2-0 on the season, while DC pick up their first win after losing their opener. DC now travel to play Real Salt Lake, while Toronto will visit David Beckham and the L.A. Galaxy.
- Chris Snear. "Early goals come back to haunt TFC" — , April 5, 2008