Toronto FC 1, United 1

Bobby Convey scored in the 60th minute to lift Toronto FC to a

1-1 draw with D.C. United on Saturday night.

Convey, who began his MLS career with D.C. in 2000 before

departing for England in 2004, neatly finished off a pass from

Reggie Lambe inside the 18-yard box after a poor clearance by

United defender Dejan Jakovic. It was Convey’s first goal for

Toronto (4-12-9).

Dwayne De Rosario also scored against his former team, giving

United (3-17-5) the lead with a long-range strike in the 10th

minute. D.C., last in the Eastern Conference, has won just once in

its last nine matches.

De Rosario, who played for Toronto FC in parts of three seasons

from 2009-11, took a looping long ball from Perry Kitchen on the

left flank, cut back to the right past two defenders and sent in

his right-footed shot from 30 years into the top corner past a

sprawling Joseph Bendik.

It was De Rosario’s third goal of the season, tying him for the

team lead with Luis Silva.

De Rosario nearly doubled United’s lead during first-half

stoppage time but Bendik pushed his left-footed blast out of bounds

for a corner kick.

In the 68th minute, United nearly regained its advantage when

Luis Silva connected on an acrobatic scissor kick from point-blank

range but his efforts were denied by a reaction save from


De Rosario’s free kick was again saved by Bendik a minute


Bendik finished with eight saves.