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Played
September 28, 2013 1:00 PM EDT
BMO Field — Toronto, Ontario
Referee:‬ T. Unkel‎
Attendance:‬ 15879‎
 
67′ Bright Dike
 
71′ (OG) Conor Shanosky
 
87′ Álvaro Rey
 

Toronto FC 4-1 D.C. United: TFC rolls against reserve squad

Fielding a second-string unit ahead of the U.S. Open Cup final, United started the match brightly but was picked apart by Toronto after halftime.

By Thomas Floyd

Doneil Henry - Toronto FC
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Playing host to a reserve squad from the league's worst team, Toronto FC overcame a sluggish start to grab the expected result Saturday in a 4-1 triumph over D.C. United.

Jared Jeffrey opened the scoring for United in spectacular fashion, but strikes from Darel Russell, Bright Dike and Alvaro Rey, as well as a D.C. own goal, gave Toronto the victory.

With the U.S. Open Cup final at Real Salt Lake looming Tuesday, United coach Ben Olsen fielded a second-string team and only dressed five substitutes. Among the starters for United were 17-year-old Michael Seaton and 18-year-old Collin Martin, homegrown players signed this year.

United took the lead 15 minutes in. Given time and space 30 yards out, Jeffrey set his sights on goal and curled a gorgeous strike into the upper corner.

Toronto drew even 11 minutes later. Collecting a deflected service from Bobby Convey, Russell chested the ball down and hit a no-look volley past Joe Willis.

The home side jumped ahead in the 67th minute. With the referee playing advantage following a Marcelo Saragosa foul, Toronto right back Mark Bloom whipped in a cross that Dike volleyed home.

Toronto added an insurance goal four minutes later, as a centering feed from Rey deflected off United's Conor Shanosky for an own goal. And Rey wrapped the scoring in the 87th minute when he capped an individual run with a far-post finish.

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Toronto FC

12
Joe Bendik
Goalkeeper
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15
Doneil Henry
Defender
 - 
5
Ashtone Morgan
Defender
 - 
6
 - 
25
Jeremy Hall
Midfielder
 - 
28
Mark Bloom
Defender
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20
Darel Russell
Midfielder
25′ 62′
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23
Álvaro Rey
Midfielder
87′
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7
Bright Dike
Striker
45′ 67′ 81′
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15
Bobby Convey
Midfielder
84′
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32
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D.C. United

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31
Joe Willis
Goalkeeper
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24
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33
Taylor Kemp
Defender
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55
 - 
17
Conor Shanosky
Midfielder
71′
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25
Jared Jeffrey
Midfielder
15′ 69′
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-
Sainey Nyassi
Midfielder
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27
Collin Martin
Midfielder
37′
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19
Kyle Porter
Midfielder
79′
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-
L. Pajoy
Striker
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29

Substitutes

24
Stefan Frei
Goalkeeper
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-
Jonas Elmer
Defender
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2
 - 
8
Kyle Bekker
Midfielder
92′
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19
Reginald Lambe
Midfielder
84′
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17
 - 
33
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Substitutes

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50
Andrew Dykstra
Goalkeeper
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-
 - 
12
Luis Silva
Midfielder
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-
 - 
30

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