This had the clear makings of a trap game for
. After scoring three or more goals in three straight games, including two wins over good Eastern Conference teams, a victory against the lowly and literally pointless
seemed assured. We'd been looking forward to this game.
In previous years though, this may have been a game that would turn out more difficult than expected. In a way, it did. TFC was just starting to get healthy, and managed to keep the powerful D.C. attack off the scoreboard in the first half. But in the end, the better team prevailed.
Via goals for
(his sixth of the season) and
(his second straight game with a score), D.C. United defeated Toronto FC 2-0. The unexpected but not uncomposed back line of
shut down and shut out the TFC attackers to keep the clean sheet.
Many questioned the lineup choices of Ben Olsen today, but all those choices paid off. Najar did well in defense while also getting far forward when the opportunity was available, and Woolard looked far more comfortable in the ...