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2007 Major League Soccer: DC United vs. Toronto FC

Saturday, September 29, 2007

September 29, 2007
7:30 PM (ET)
DC United 4–1 Toronto FC RFK Stadium, Washington DC
Attendance: 25,174
Referee: Ramon Hernandez
Boswell Booked after 25 minutes 25'
McTavish Booked after 40 minutes 40'
Gros Substituted off after 46 minutes 46'
Kpene Substituted off after 46 minutes 46'
Olsen Substituted on after 46 minutes 46'
Moreno Substituted on after 46 minutes 46'
Burch Scored after 52 minutes 52' (1)
Fred Scored after 57 minutes 57' (7)
Moreno Scored after 66 minutes 66' (7)
Emilio Scored after 70 minutes 70' (20)
Gomez Substituted off after 71 minutes 71'
Carroll Substituted on after 71 minutes 71'
Marshall Booked after 11 minutes 11'
Robinson Scored after 14 minutes 14' (2)
Braz Booked after 45 minutes 45'
Braz Substituted off after 62 minutes 62'
Cunningham Substituted on after 62 minutes 62'
Samuel Substituted off after 75 minutes 75'
Lombardo Substituted on after 75 minutes 75'
Pozniak Substituted off after 82 minutes 82'
Canizalez Substituted on after 82 minutes 82'

DC United took magic number to clinch MLS Supporters' Shield was reduced to 12 after a 4-1 come-from-behind victory against Toronto FC. After the loss, Toronto FC will be eliminated from post-season contention if Chicago Fire win against Chivas USA tonight.

Toronto for the second straight week took an early lead in the first half from a Carl Robinson free kick while DC United looked "passive" in the first half.

In the second half, DC United showed why they're the top team in the league by scoring four goals. Late in the half DC United went down to ten men when Fred went down with an injury after DC United's third and final substitution. The loss for Toronto FC makes it a 11 game winless streak. Toronto have now only scored two goals in their last 1,002 minutes played.

Starting lineup, substitute's bench & statistics

Starting lineup
DC United Toronto FC
# Player # Player
1 Troy Perkins (GK) 2 Andrew Boyens
4 Marc Burch 3 Adam Braz
6 Greg Vanney 6 Maurice Edu
7 Fred 11 Jim Brennan
10 Christian Gomez 12 Todd Dunivant
11 Luciano Emilio 13 Chris Pozniak
17 Joshua Gros 14 Tyrone Marshall
18 Devon McTavish 16 Marvell Wynne
19 Clyde Simms 21 Collin Samuel
20 Guy-Roland Kpene 33 Carl Robinson
32 Bobby Boswell 39 Kenny Stamatopoulos (GK)
Substitutes' Bench
12 Domenic Mediate 17 Joey Melo
14 Ben Olsen 18 Srdjan Djekanovic (GK)
15 Rod Dyachenko 20 Andrea Lombardo
16 Brian Carroll 23 Miguel Canizalez
21 Stephen deRoux 24 Tyler Hemming
22 Jay Nolly (GK) 27 Gabe Gala
99 Jaime Moreno 93 Jeff Cuningham
Statistics
Statistic DC United Toronto FC
Total Shots: 13 8
Shots on Goal: 8 3
Fouls: 18 17
Offsides: 2 1
Corner Kicks: 3 0

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