Toronto held to 1-1 tie against 10-men DC United

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WASHINGTON- DC United’s 6-game losing streak ended last night when they held Toronto FC to a 1-1 tie at RFK Stadium.

Nicolas Hasler made his TFC debut; while MLS All-Stars Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco all started.

DC started the game off well, Brown had a good chance in the second minute. Shortly after, Drew Moor cleared a shot off the line.

Only a minute later DC got a deserved lead when Opare headed home from a corner. The league leaders were trailing in only the sixth minute.

Giovinco’s free kick came close but Hamid had it covered. Other than that chances were few and far between for the Reds.

TFC were given a lifeline right before halftime when Lloyd Sam was shown a straight red card and the hosts’ were reduced to ten.

Just five minutes into the second half Toronto levelled the game up with a comedy of errors from DC. Birnbaum managed to kick the ball off his own team mate and into the back of the net.

TFC dominated the rest of the game but DC were set on defending and going for the tie, which they ended up getting after TFC failed to convert chances.

Toronto now sit three points ahead of Chicago but having played one more game; while DC remain bottom of the league.

Starting lineups:

DC United: Hamid; Franklin, Opare, Birnbaum, Kemp; Sarvas, Jeffrey; Deleon, Acosta, Sam; Brown.

Subs: Neagle 55′, Odoi-Atsem 77′.

Toronto FC: Bono; Zavaleta, Moor, Mavinga; Hasler, Bradley, Delgado, Vazquez, Morrow; Giovinco, Altidore.

Subs: Ricketts 67′, Edwards 71′, Osorio 80′.

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