Toronto FC appear to have put an eight-game winless streak in the rearview mirror, but they were pegged back to a 1-1 draw against D.C. United courtesy of a late Wayne Rooney penalty at Audi Field on Saturday.
Both teams, coming off midweek wins, settled for a point to keep pace in the Eastern Conference with the second half of the regular season kicking into high gear.
Minutes after Rooney nearly capitalized on a mistake by Toronto goalkeeper Quentin Westberg early on, TFC took the lead, as Richie Laryea dribbled through several D.C. defenders before crossing to Nick DeLeon, who swept the ball into the net against his former team.
From there, both teams had opportunities as they peppered the goals, but golden scoring chances were at a premium. D.C. received a lifeline late on as Frederic Brillant drew a penalty, and Rooney converted the spot kick to seal the draw.