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05-10-2009, 08:03 AM

Toronto FC settles for draw
Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Jaime Moreno connected on a penalty kick past goalkeeper Stefan Frei in injury time to help D.C. United earn a 3-3 tie Saturday night with Toronto FC.
Moreno had entered the game as a substitute in the 64th minute for United, which has not lost in five matches. Toronto has not lost in its last four.

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TFC burned by late penalty call
Handball by Wynne forces Toronto to settle for draw after exciting showdown for top spot

WASHINGTON–If there were any doubts that Toronto FC's interim coach Chris Cummins has a very different personality from his predecessor and former boss, John Carver, they were erased after TFC's scintillating 3-3 draw against D.C. United last night.

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Late penalty allows DC United to salvage tie with TFC
Marvell Wynne must be wondering if fate has it in for him.
For the second time in less than a month, the Toronto FC defender has seen an inadvertent hand ball cost his team valuable points in the MLS Eastern Conference standings.
On April 18 in Texas, it happened in the 85th minute and led to a 3-2 Dallas victory that sent then-coach John Carver into the tizzy that may have been the final straw that led to the bench boss's resignation.

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Toronto FC gets tie on the road against D.C. United
Washington, D.C. (Sports Network) - Jaime Moreno converted a penalty kick deep into stoppage time to cap five-goal second half as D.C. United tied Toronto FC, 3-3, on Saturday in a clash of the top two teams in the Eastern Conference.
D.C. (4-1-4), which is undefeated in five straight matches, also got goals from Ange N'Silu and Chris Pontius to remain unbeaten in five games at RFK Stadium.
Toronto FC (3-2-4), which got two goals from Dwayne De Rosario, earned a result on the road for the third time in four matches this season.

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United, Toronto FC Play to Tie
By Steven Goff (http://projects.washingtonpost.com/staff/email/steven+goff/)
Washington Post Staff Writer

Before last night's MLS match between D.C. United and Toronto FC, several hundred United supporters marched down East Capitol Street to bring attention to the club's need for a modern home facility. But one has to wonder whether United would ever, even in a new venue, be able to replicate a game as wacky as the one that unfolded later at RFK Stadium.
With three goals in a late six-minute span, including Jaime Moreno's penalty kick in added time, United and Toronto settled for a 3-3 tie before 15,652 spectators.

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Wild night at RFK
Late penalty costs Toronto FC

ASHINGTON -- Dwayne De Rosario scored two second-half goals and Adrian Serioux added another, but another late penalty kick call on Marvell Wynne forced Toronto FC to settle for a 3-3 tie against D.C. United on Saturday night at RFK Stadium. The point was TFC's first in four all-time trips to RFK and the tie extended Toronto's unbeaten run to five games in all competitions, but the Reds missed a golden chance to leapfrog the hosts and claim sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference standings.

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Toronto FC earns first ever point at RFK Stadium
DeRo scores two in second half

WASHINGTON -- Don't look now, but Toronto FC is officially on a roll. The Reds earned their first ever point at RFK Stadium with a 3-3 draw against D.C. United on Saturday night. And, they could have escaped the U.S. capital with all three in the bag if not for a late handball call that set up Jaime Moreno's equalizer from the penalty spot in second-half stoppage time.
"What a game," said TFC interim boss Chris Cummins after the six-goal thriller in which five strikes came in the second half.

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SUNSHINE (http://www.torontosun.com/sunshinegirl/)

05-10-2009, 08:21 AM
mornin d

05-10-2009, 08:24 AM
Morning. Hell of a game last night! I don't remember ever being as excited for a goal as the 2nd Dero goal. I'd just said (to my dog haha) after DC tied the game at 2, we'd see what kind of club TFC is. Hurt, tired, on the road, can they hang on for the tie? And BAM, goal. I don't care that they tied it in the end, TFC showed me something yesterday. And it was goooooood

05-10-2009, 08:41 AM
morning D.

thanks as always..

was reading your link from the Washington post and i found an interesting
tidbit in the second page .. Seems like they gave us a rumor as to who would be our friendly game against.. read below...

"United Notes: Negotiations will resume tomorrow concerning a potential friendly between United and Spanish power Real Madrid in August at FedEx Field, sources said. Real's second game on the preseason tour would likely be at Toronto. . . ."

could this be true...

05-10-2009, 09:06 AM
/\ /\ /\ I remember seeing a rumor about that before actually.... and like Dr Dre says, where theres smoke theres fire :flare:! haha. We can hope right?

05-10-2009, 10:42 AM
some have said the tie feels like a loss.. but not to me.
yea, we were up 3-2 with minutes to play and lost it.. but I kinda felt like we were lucky to be up 3-2 given the pressure of DC at the start of the game and the end.
3-3 to me was a very reasonable, fair scoreline as DC played great in long stretches, but TFC played well in the middle portion.
It was like 2 different games combined into 1.

regardless of the play on the field, DC should just be pissed that they got a tie at home. We were pissed when we had to settle for a tie at home.
road points are so hard to come by in MLS.

05-10-2009, 04:52 PM
SUNSHINE (http://www.torontosun.com/sunshinegirl/)

...not even a sniper would take this one out!

Dub Narcotic
05-10-2009, 05:21 PM
Is Chivas really this good? They have one of the lowest payrolls in the league and Ives had a story about how Kleijstan has completely lost it.

05-10-2009, 06:00 PM
Thornton is playing out of his mind this year. That is part of the reason.
Other than that, they have good role players who play well in the system. When you've only given up 3 goals in 9 games, you're doing something right.

Aside: Only 3 teams in the West have allowed more than 9 goals this year, compared to every team in the East.