Toronto FC plays to a 1-1 draw with D.C. United

TFC forward Robert Earnshaw.

TFC forward Robert Earnshaw.

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:43 PM ET

Robert Earnshaw’s last goal came 11 games ago, against D.C. United, inside the same venue Toronto FC returned to Saturday night.

His best chance to break that streak came in the 82nd minute, as a substitute in a 1-1 match, when he walked in all alone on D.C. ’keeper Bill Hamid after Bobby Convey had resurrected the Reds 20 minutes earlier.

With the game on his foot, Earnshaw’s effort trickled wide of the back post, denying the Reds their first win in three matches in an ending that was rather fitting considering where these two clubs currently reside in the table.

“Generally you’d put your mortgage on it,” TFC head coach Ryan Nelsen said of Earnshaw’s squandered chance. “He worked really hard when he came on and that was his opportunity to win it. These things happen. Robert’s been very good.”

Nelsen, however, chose to look at the big picture following a match that looked all but over before the game was a quarter-hour old.

 


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