D.C. United heads to Toronto
D.C. United, the hottest team in Washington D.C. right now, leaves the nation’s capital and heads north of the border to kickoff a two-game road trip. First up is Toronto FC tonight at 8 p.m., which you can catch online at FloFC.
Just how hot is D.C. United right now? They have won two in a row, reclaiming the fortress of Audi Field. First, they downed the Columbus Crew 3-1, then a Mother’s Day shutout against Sporting Kansas City 1-0.
They head into tonight’s game with a 7-3-2 record with 23 points. They are tied for first in the Eastern Conference with the Philadelphia Union, who does not play until Saturday against the Seattle Sounders.
It was a frustrating night offensively, but the Black and Red’s offensive attack was rewarded in the 78th minute, thanks to a strike from Paul Arriola. The shutout was Bill Hamid’s sixth of the season, tying him for the league lead with NYCFC’s Sean Johnson.
Toronto FC carries a 5-4-1 record with 16 points, putting them sixth place in the Eastern Conference. They have lost three of their last four matches, including two at their home, BMO Field.
The last time these teams met in Toronto was in June of last season, where Nick Hagglund scored a clutch goal in the 92nd minute to tie the game at four.
Later that year in October, D.C. United won a thriller at Audi Field when a 30-yard free kick from Wayne Rooney landed perfectly in the top right corner.
D.C. United and Toronto FC will meet again on Saturday June 29, at Audi Field.
Top photo: D.C. United