United 2, Toronto FC 0
Chris Pontius and Hamdi Salihi scored second-half goals and D.C.
United beat Toronto FC 2-0 on Saturday, relegating the Reds to the
worst start in MLS history at 0-8-0.
Toronto broke the record of 0-7-0 set by Kansas City in 1999.
The league record for the longest overall losing streak is 12 by
the New York-New Jersey MetroStars in 1999.
”We can’t go on like this. I can’t go on like this,” Toronto
forward Ryan Johnson said. ”It’s eating me up inside. I can’t
handle it any more. … It’s embarrassing, I think. It’s
embarrassing that the fans come to watch us and we’re just playing
You saw the frustration for me because I felt we were on our
heels the whole time just waiting for them to play the ball. We
were just sitting in our half the whole time. We did that the last
game against Montreal and it was the worst.”
Pontius curled a left-footer past the diving Milos Kocic in the
55th minute, and Salihi scored in the 75th after Toronto failed to
clear a corner kick. D.C. United improved to 5-3-3.
Toronto’s lone victory this season came March 14 against Los
Angeles in CONCACAF Champions League play. Overall in MLS, CONCACAF
Champions League and Canadian Championship play, Toronto is
”We’re walking on eggshells,” Toronto midfielder Julian de
Guzman said. ”Once they crack, everything just falls apart. I
don’t think that should be happening. Especially at home when you
have your fans behind you.”