If you added up all the points collected this year by Toronto FC and D.C. United, two clubs that have had any business thinking “playoffs” for weeks now, it still would not be enough to make the post-season. Such has been the struggle to collect points, perhaps the match from RFK Stadium tonight was an inevitable point-splitter.
The match ended in a 1-1 draw. Too bad for D.C. United, which wasted Dwayne De Rosario’s spectacular, early goal.
And shame for TFC, which wasted the rarest of animals these days, a Bobby Convey goal.
A win would have provided some brief joy for one of these two sides, both with “Pardon our dust: Under Construction” signs now on the door.
Only other thing to say about this one: TFC center back Doneil Henry, a wonderfully promising 20-year-old Canadian, was commanding along the visitors’ back line. His play was one of the difference, and a stark contrast to the error by Dejan Jackovic, D.C. United’s veteran center back.
When your most experience defender tries to get cute with a backheel clearance, as he did just before TFC’s goal, well … you have D.C. United.