Toronto FC started their three Designated Players together for the first time in some six weeks as D.C. United visited BMO Field on Saturday, and the trio of Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley and Sebastian Giovinco duly made the difference in a methodical 2-0 victory.
Defending ruggedly for long stretches, United stifled the Reds for long stretches. But with the D.C. attack still misfiring, their resistance was eventually broken by TFC's quality. Bradley led a quick transition on the game-winner, finding Giovinco out wide before the Italian star dropped a stellar pass onto Altidore's foot in Zone 14, capped by a firm finish from the US national team striker.
Toronto Homegrown striker Jordan Hamilton came off the bench to seal the win with a savvy angled header, beating Steven Birnbaum at at the near post on a Reds corner kick.
- 60' – TOR – Jozy Altidore
- 85' – TOR – Jordan Hamilton