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
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.