Defoe on target in Toronto

Jermain Defoe was the hero again for Toronto FC with the only goal in their 1-0 MLS win over DC United.

Last Updated: 23/03/14 at 08:49 Post Comment

Jermain Defoe and Michael Bradley: At the heart of Toronto FC win

Jermain Defoe and Michael Bradley: At the heart of Toronto FC win

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Defoe's calm 60th minute finish, his third goal in two games for his new club, took them to a 2-0 start for the first time in franchise history.

The former Spurs striker scored both Toronto goals in a 2-1 win over Seattle in their first game of the season and he continued his fine form on his home debut at a packed BMO Field.

Defoe, who hopes to stay in the hunt for an England World Cup place, could well have scored more goals but for DC United keeper Bill Hamid.

Hamid made a fine save to deny him in the 20th minute and Defoe saw a shot rebound off the post four minutes later.

But he finally beat Hamid on the hour with a goal made and finished by Toronto's big name players.

United States midfielder Michael Bradley played in Brazilian veteran Gilberto and his fierce shot rebounded to Defoe, who calmly slotted home to show why the Canadian side splashed out $100m to sign the experienced trio this winter.

Dwayne De Rosario could have put the game out of reach in the 76th minute after Defoe played him in on goal, but he couldn't beat Hamid from a tight angle.

Meanwhile, Robbie Keane scored late in the first half as the Los Angeles Galaxy bounced back from a season-opening defeat with a 1-1 draw against Real Salt Lake.

Alvaro Saborio had earlier put Salt Lake ahead in the 19th minute.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

L

oved the article. i remember at school, after failing an exam, I would become obscenely secretly happy if I discover that others failed as well. Misery loves company...Now here is to hoping Chelsea joins the party and Stoke city wins the league...Cheers!

gabu
The Premier League: As Crazy As A Bag Of Snakes

C

haos reached its ultimate reckoning last weekend with Tony Hibbert looking assured at left back and Osman looking like a cultured ball playing midfielder before busting a gut to get to the back post for a Samuel Eto'o ball. Different chaos but chaos. If Kone scores the winner tonight I fear the world will end.

jelasfirsttouch
The Premier League: As Crazy As A Bag Of Snakes

A

beautiful demonstration of why stats mean diddly-squat in football.

cheshire-gooner
WhoScored's PL Team Of 2014 So Far...

Footer 365

La Liga: David Moyes says he wants to 'excite' Real Sociedad fans ahead of Elche clash

David Moyes wants to "excite" Real Sociedad fans in his first home game in charge of the Basque club against Elche.

Europa League: Benjamin Stambouli fires Tottenham to win over Partizan Belgrade

Benjamin Stambouli's strike earned Tottenham a 1-0 win over Partizan Belgrade and a place in the last 32 of the Europa League.

Europa League: Trabzonspor and Fiorentina among teams to reach last 32

Trabzonspor and Fiorentina were among the teams to progress to the last 32 of the Europa League on Thursday night.

Mail Box

Arsenal Fans Are Full Of Hope Again...

Arsenal fans have been sucked back into believing Wenger can bring the glory years back after beating Borussia Dortmund. Plus, more on Liverpool's worrying decline...

Makes Sense To Make Gerrard Liverpool Manager

That's the thoughts of one Mailboxer, who wants Jamie Carragher as defensive coach. Plus views on Arsenal, Malmo v Juventus, Alexis Sanchez & tremendous improvement...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property