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Opare helps DC United to 1-1 draw with Toronto FC

D.C. United defender Kofi Opare (6) celebrates his goal with teammates from l-r, Taylor Kemp (2), Lloyd Sam (8), and Luciano Acosta (10) against Toron...
Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow (2) and D.C. United defender Sean Franklin (5) vie for control of the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer ma...
Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow (2) and D.C. United defender Sean Franklin (5) vie for control of the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer ma...
Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco falls to the ground after losing control of the ball during the second half against D.C. United in an MLS soccer...

D.C. United defender Kofi Opare (6) celebrates his goal with teammates from l-r, Taylor Kemp (2), Lloyd Sam (8), and Luciano Acosta (10) against Toron...

Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow (2) and D.C. United defender Sean Franklin (5) vie for control of the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer ma...

Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow (2) and D.C. United defender Sean Franklin (5) vie for control of the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer ma...

Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco falls to the ground after losing control of the ball during the second half against D.C. United in an MLS soccer...

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.


Updated : 2021-03-04 05:16 GMT+08:00