MLS Snapshot: DC United 0-1 Toronto FC

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The game in 100 words (or less): So many chances for D.C. United, and nothing to show for it on a wasteful evening at RFK Stadium. Sebastian Giovinco scored in the opening minute as the D.C. defense hadn’t woken up for the game yet, and that was all Toronto needed to move into the top half of the Eastern Conference.

Four moments that mattered

1′ D.C. caught napping, Seb strikes quick — We like to be honest here at NBC, and the honest analysis of this goal is that D.C. United completely, utterly fell asleep. Like literally napping on the field. That’s the only explanation for this complete atrocity. Both Marco Delgado and Sebastian Giovinco snuck up on the back line, and while the former latched onto a Jozy Altidore cross, the rebound fell to Giovinco who poked home easily in front of the snoozing D.C. defenders. Ugly stuff right out of the gates.

27′ — Worra saves for D.C. — A dangerous free-kick from the left came curling in off the foot of Michael Bradley. Destined for the sliding feet of Drew Moor, D.C. United goalkeeper reacted brilliantly to stop the ball from reaching its target. The game remained 1-0.

41′ — Johnson stands his ground — D.C.’s best attack yet came down the left, and with a header by Bobby Boswell looking for Steve Birnbaum at point-blank range, Will Johnson marked Birnbaum perfectly, walling off the would-be goalscorer to keep him from heading home.

82’— Irwin collects hard cross — Fabian Espindola was a force in the attacking half all throughout the second half. His cross to the far post nearly found Birmbaum and Alvaro Saborio, but Clint Irwin came up to collect in traffic. Irwin was down following the save, with trainers working on his foot, but he would ultimately stay in the game.

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Man of the match: Michael Bradley

Goalscorers: Giovinco 1′