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October 6, 2012 1:10 PM EDT
BMO Field — Toronto, Ontario
Referee:‬ A. Villarreal‎
Attendance:‬ 15281‎
 
 
Hamdi Salihi 88′

Toronto FC 0-1 D.C. United: Late Kocic howler gifts United vital three points

TFC's miserable season rolled on, much to the benefit of visiting D.C. United.

By Seth Vertelney

Ryan Johnson, Brandon McDonald - Toronto FC vs. DC United
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D.C. United picked up a vital 1-0 win against Toronto FC, thanks to a late winner from Hamdi Salihi after a sequence of errors from the home side.

The first half passed by without much incident. Lionard Pajoy was presented with the best chance of the opening stanza, but the striker wasted the chance from inside the box, firing over the goal.

As the second half wore on, TFC began to turn the screw, and had a number of opportunities to score the game's first goal, but a combination of Bill Hamid in the DCU goal and poor finishing conspired to keep the game scoreless.

And as so often has been the case for Toronto FC this season, it capitulated at the end of the match. A poor clearance at midfield from Jeremy Hall sent Maicon Santos down the right wing. The Brazilian cut in and drove a tame shot at Milos Kocic from a tight angle, which the goalkeeper spilled and left for the trailing Salihi to tap home.

With the win, United temporarily moved up to second place in the East on 54 points, pending the results of later games Saturday.

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Toronto FC

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Milos Kocic
Goalkeeper
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Logan Emory
Defender
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4
Aaron Maund
Defender
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25
Jeremy Hall
Midfielder
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2
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48
Darren O'Dea
Defender
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12
Luis Silva
Midfielder
86′
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19
Reginald Lambe
Midfielder
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Terry Dunfield
Midfielder
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24
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Ryan Johnson
Striker
66′
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D.C. United

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28
Bill Hamid
Goalkeeper
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14
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22
Chris Korb
Defender
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55
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13
Chris Pontius
Midfielder
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14
A. Najar
Midfielder
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14
Nick DeLeon
Midfielder
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23
Perry Kitchen
Midfielder
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24
Lewis Neal
Midfielder
54′
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L. Pajoy
Striker
63′

Substitutes

15
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Adrian Cann
Defender
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15
Eric Avila
Midfielder
86′
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32
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Substitutes

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Goalkeeper
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3
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15
Ethan White
Defender
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27
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