Own goal saves TFC a 1-1 draw against D.C. United
D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid watches the ball go past him for a Toronto FC goal during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at RFK Stadium in Washington. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The Associated Press
Published Saturday, August 5, 2017 9:54PM EDT
WASHINGTON -- Kofi Opare scored his first goal of the season as D.C. United played MLS-leading Toronto FC to a 1-1 draw on Saturday night.
D.C. United (5-14-4) managed just four shots -- one on target -- and its own goal tied the match in the 52nd minute. United, which snapped a six-game losing streak, is winless since beating Atlanta 2-1 on June 21.
Opare made it 1-0 in the sixth minute, heading home a corner kick by Lloyd Sam for D.C. United's first goal off a corner this season. It was Opare's third career MLS goal and first since May 13, 2015.
Toronto tied it after Victor Vazquez played a long, arcing pass to Jozy Altidore in the area. His cross through a crowded box was deflected and United's Jared Jeffrey's attempted clearance bounced off teammate Steve Birnbaum into the goal.
Toronto (12-3-8) is unbeaten in its last five.