Jonathan Osorio scored two of Toronto FC’s 4 targets within the first half of additional time, because the hosts recorded a 5-1 victory over D.C. United in an Jap Convention opening-round playoff match on Saturday.
Richie Laryea and former D.C. United defender/midfielder Nick DeLeon additionally tallied in additional time to assist fourth-seeded Toronto FC rebound after Lucas Rodriguez solid a tie off a set piece in second-half stoppage time.
Marco Delgado scored within the 32nd minute, and Quentin Westberg made 5 saves for Toronto FC, who will carry an 11-match unbeaten streak (5-Zero-6) into their convention semifinal contest at New York Metropolis FC on Wednesday. TFC went 1-Zero-1 towards NYCFC through the common season.
Laryea broke the 1-1 tie, capping a nifty passing sequence from Michael Bradley and DeLeon within the 93rd minute. Osorio’s right-footed shot from shut vary doubled the benefit simply two minutes later.
Osorio accomplished the brace with a shot from the middle of the field within the 103rd minute, and DeLeon capped the scoring three minutes later with a bending rocket into the top-right nook.
Wayne Rooney’s MLS profession ended as D.C. United had been eradicated by Toronto FC. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Photos
Toronto FC performed with out star striker Jozy Altidore and defender Omar Gonzalez. Altidore sustained a quad damage within the regular-season finale towards Columbus, whereas Gonzalez failed a health take a look at previous to Saturday’s match resulting from a hamstring damage.
The loss for fifth-seeded D.C. United spelled the top of the MLS profession of Wayne Rooney. The previous Everton and Manchester United star introduced in August that he’ll be going again to England to be a participant and assistant coach for second-tier Derby County.
After posting 5 straight clear sheets to finish the common season, D.C. United goalkeeper Invoice Hamid (12 saves) was unable to regulate Alejandro Pozuelo’s shot from outdoors the field within the first half. The ball squirted proper to Delgado, who transformed from the doorstep to open the scoring.
Rooney’s try for the equalizer was denied within the 64th minute. The veteran was in a position to carve out some respiration room between two defenders on the prime of the field, however his shot from distance was denied by a diving save with the precise arm by Westberg.
Westberg additionally got here up large within the 77th minute, denying Ola Kamara’s left-footed shot from in near protect the one-goal benefit.
Rodriguez finally tied it by slamming residence a free ball within the field off of a Rooney nook kick.