Washington, D.C. (June 6, 2015) – D.C. United (8-4-4, 28 points) saw its franchise record 20-game unbeaten streak at home snapped with a 2-1 defeat to Toronto FC (6-5-1, 19 points).
Steven Birnbaum scored his first MLS regular season goal, and the earliest goal for D.C. United this season, putting the Black-and-Red ahead in the sixth minute.
Giovinco scored twice in response for the Canadian side, in the 34th and 83rd minutes.
D.C. United returns to action at Orlando City on Sunday, June 14 (FOX Sports 1, 7).
*D.C. United suffered its first loss at home since June 28, 2014, a 1-0 defeat to the Seattle Sounders.
*D.C. United lost for the first time in three games at home against Toronto.
*D.C. United’s overall record against Toronto is 12-7-3, including 5-3-3 at RFK Stadium.
*D.C. United suffered its first loss after scoring an opening goal since 2013.
*Steven Birnbaum recorded his first career MLS regular season goal. He scored his first goal for D.C. United at Alajuelense in Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League play in February.
*Fabián Espíndola recorded his fourth assist of 2015, the 32nd of his MLS career. He is tied for the team lead in assists.
*Goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra made his fourth appearance of 2015.
*Head Coach Ben Olsen’s overall record is now 57-68-39. He is 7-5-2 vs. Toronto.
D.C. United (8-4-4, 28 points) vs. Toronto (6-5-1, 19 points)
MLS regular season
June 6, 2015 – RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
Goals by Period 1 2 Total
D.C. United 1 0 1
Toronto FC 1 1 2
DC: Steven Birnbaum 1 (Fabián Espíndola 4) 6’
TOR: Sebastian Giovinco 6 (Luke Moore 3) 34’
TOR: Sebastian Giovinco 7 (Benoit Cheyrou 4) 83’
TOR: Warren Creavalle (foul) 64’
TOR: Damien Perquis (dissent) 64’
DC: Perry Kitchen (dissent) 65’
DC: Steven Birnbaum (foul) 87’
TOR: Chris Konopka (time wasting) 90+3’
D.C. United lineup:
Andrew Dykstra; Steven Birnbaum, Kofi Opare, Bobby Boswell, Sean Franklin; Conor Doyle(Facundo Coria 83’), Davy Arnaud, Perry Kitchen, Chris Rolfe (Luis Silva 76’); Fabián Espíndola, Jairo Arrieta (Nick DeLeon 53’)
Unused Substitutes: Travis Worra, Luke Mishu, Luis Silva, , Miguel Aguilar, Markus Halsti, Conor Doyle
Toronto FC lineup:
Chris Konopka; Justin Morrow, Damien Perquis, Eriq Zavaleta, Ashtone Morgan; Benoit Cheyrou, Jonathan Osorio, Warren Creavalle (Jay Chapman 73’), Collen Warner (Jackson HT); Sebastian Giovinco, Luke Moore (Jozy Altidore 82’)
Unused Substitutes: Joseph Bendik, Mark Bloom, Nick Hagglund, Christopher Mannella
Referee: Jair Marrufo
Assistant Referees: Eric Boria, Sean Hurd
Fourth Official: Alex Chilowicz