Bradley back but TFC lose to D.C. United

Michael Bradley in action as Toronto FC in action against DC United tonight in Toronto, Ont. on ...

Michael Bradley in action as Toronto FC in action against DC United tonight in Toronto, Ont. on Saturday, July 5, 2014. (Stan Behal/QMI Agency)

Ryan Wolstat, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 9:50 PM ET

A couple of mistakes was all it took to spoil Toronto FC’s day and end the team’s unbeaten run at six games.

Toronto was the more dangerous and more aggressive team at BMO Field on Saturday, but could not open the scoring in a dominant first half and fell asleep on a couple of plays, leading D.C. United to a 2-1 victory.

Jermain Defoe had said the team would try to ignite its fans by getting an early goal and Reds captain Steven Caldwell said he expected an offensive-minded game, but the first half was rather dull, with TFC creating nearly all of the chances.

D.C. looked content to play for a point early on, rarely putting any pressure on TFC.

By the time the halftime whistle sounded, Toronto had two shots on target, D.C. 0.

D.C. might have been playing possum, because the East’s second-place team finally looked dangerous after the break.


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