2008 MLS: Toronto FC at D.C. United

Saturday, April 5, 2008

April 15, 2008
7:36 (ET)
Toronto FC 1–4 DC United RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Referee: Mark Geiger
Cunningham Booked after 13 minutes 13'
Harmse Sent off after 22' 22'
Edu Booked after 50 minutes 50'
Cunningham Substituted off after 64 minutes 64'
LombardoSubstituted on after 64 minutes 64'
Robert Substituted off after 83 minutes 83'
Dichio Substituted off after 83 minutes 83'
Rosenlund Substituted off after 83 minutes 83'
Hemming Substituted off after 83 minutes 83'
Edu Scored after 88 minutes 88' (1)
Scored after 2 minutes 2' (1) Emilio
Scored after 5 minutes 5' (1) Quaranta
Booked after 22 minutes 22' Burch
Booked after 32 minutes 32' Peralta
Substituted off after 46 minutes 46' Burch
Substituted on after 46 minutes 46' Moreno
Scored after 52 minutes 52' (1) Gallardo
Substituted off after 56 minutes 56' Gallardo
Substituted on after 56 minutes 56' Dyachenko
Substituted off after 77 minutes 77' Emilio
Substituted on after 77 minutes 77' Niell
Scored after 78 minutes 78' (1) Moreno

New signing Laurent Robert and the return of Greg Sutton were not enough for Toronto F.C. as they fell 4-1 to D.C. United in Washington. Early goals from Luciano Emilio and Santino Quaranta left Toronto in an uphill battle for the rest of the match. The hill only became bigger in the 22nd minute when Kevin Harmse put in a hard challenge on Gonzalo Peralta and was subsequently sent off.

Marcelo Gallardo then made it 3-0 for the home side in the 52nd minute. Quaranta crossed the ball and Gallardo was wide open to smash the ball into an open net. Jaime Moreno capped off the scoring for D.C. in the 78th before Edu opened Toronto's MLS account with his first goal of the season.

The loss leaves Toronto at 0-2-0 on the season, while DC pick up their first win after losing their opener. DC now travel to play Real Salt Lake, while Toronto will visit David Beckham and the L.A. Galaxy.