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

Y

ou can win five in a row or lose five in a row... Or in Carver's case you can win one in a row or lose five in a row.

black_waltz
Carver: I'm up to the job

C

AMPAIGN, CAMPAIGN it's a clearly a CAMPAIGN

mario for pm
Chelsea's poor 'respect' rating

S

epp Blatter really is very, very good at this isn't he? Terrible human being, but really good at it.

megabrow (cufc)
Blatter 'like Jesus and Mandela'

Footer 365

Tim Sherwood: Aston Villa deserve FA Cup final spot after 'dominating' Liverpool

Tim Sherwood described Aston Villa's 2-1 FA Cup semi-final win over Liverpool as a magnificent occasion for the club.

Aston Villa 2-1 Liverpool: Villa reach FA Cup final after comeback win stuns Reds

Aston Villa produced a stunning fightback to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley and reach their first FA Cup final for 15 years.

Vinnie Jones says Leeds United do not need Russell Crowe takeover

Vinnie Jones admitted that Leeds United’s demise is a ‘sad situation’ and insisted Russell Crowe is not the answer.

Mail Box

Respect, But Never Admiration For Chelsea

Football's about entertainment, the Mailbox says. Which means Manchester United supporters are happy with never winning the league if the football is good...

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company