Toronto FC pays visit to old friend Luis Silva in D.C.

Since joining D.C. United from Toronto FC in a trade last month, Luis Silva has become the team's...

Since joining D.C. United from Toronto FC in a trade last month, Luis Silva has become the team's leading scorer. (USA TODAY/photo)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:57 PM ET

The bad news for Toronto FC ahead of Saturday night’s return to the U.S. capital is that Luis Silva, the skillful attacker the Reds traded to D.C. last month, is his new club’s leading scorer.

Now, for the good news.

Silva, after just four games with D.C. United, is its leading scorer.

Take away the 24-year-old’s goals — and assist — for the black and red this season and the Eastern Conference bottom-feeders’ 2013 resume looks even worse.

Sans Silva, United, as a team, has scored just 11 times through 24 league games — an unheard of total in a league that preaches parity.

In terms of total points, United trails Toronto by seven heading into Saturday’s match, the second of three meetings between the Eastern Conference foes this season.

Allow that to settle.

For how bad TFC has been this season, United has been that much worse — aside from seven days ago, that is.


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