D.C. United and Toronto FC play to scorless draw

It took 78 minutes for D.C. United to score three nights ago at Audi Field. Tuesday night north of the border in Toronto, D.C. United had another frustrating offensive night, but the defense and Bill Hamid recorded another clean sheet.

The silver lining is that the Black and Red at least came away with a point in the scoreless draw against Toronto FC, with a rematch coming up in the District a month and a half from now.

The packed crowd at BMO Field saw their team take the most shots on goal, including 10 corners and 35 shots total.

Hamid stopped all 12 he faced for his second straight clean sheet and his seventh of the season, leading the MLS. This contest also saw the debut of Akeem Ward, the 14th overall draft pick from this year’s MLS SuperDraft. Another new member of the Black and Red in 2019, Quincy Amarikwa made his 99th career MLS start but his first start ever with D.C. United.

The offense for D.C. United not only could not find the back of the net but could only muster three shots total. Two of those were on goal. They also were dominated by possession 71.3% to 28.7%.

D.C. United is now 14-10-7 all-time against Toronto FC. They are also 3-1-2 on the road, and thanks to securing a point are now in first place in the Eastern Conference by one point ahead of the Philadelphia Union, with a 7-3-3 record.

D.C. United concludes their road trip Saturday night at the Houston Dynamo. Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m.

Photo: mlssoccer.com

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