Toronto FC Vs. DC United, 2012 MLS: TFC Sets Record For Worst Start In History

Toronto FC are officially the worst team in MLS history, or at least off to the worst start in MLS history. D.C. United topped the Reds, 2-0, on Saturday, handing TFC their eighth straight loss to open the season, which is a new league record. The Reds endured the deserved boos from their supporters all match as they turned in another dismal performance in their fifth home loss of the season.

For 55 minutes, Toronto managed to stay level with D.C. It wasn't the prettiest of performances, but TFC is well beyond caring about style points. They just need a point and, for more than a half, they looked like they might get one, but then Chris Pontius got involved.

Pontius continued his tremendous run of form with a great left-footed shot 10 minutes into the second half that got D.C. on the board. It was deserved for D.C., who should have had a penalty and been up a man a minute earlier when Reggie Lambe handled the ball on the goal line, but it went uncalled.

15 minutes from full time, Hamdi Salihi put a bow on things with a goal not long after he came on as a substitute. A D.C. corner kick was only cleared as far as Brandon McDonald, who headed the ball back into the box. The ball fell to Salihi, who fired past Milos Kocic and Toronto's abject start continued.

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