By IVES GALARCEP
Toronto FC has been one of the worst teams in MLS for most of the year, but if there was ever going to be a day when they would be able to dominate an opponent, it came on Saturday against a team of reserves fielded by the very worst team in the league.
D.C. United trotted out a squad of back-ups just three days ahead of their U.S. Open Cup Final clash vs. Real Salt Lake and paid the price as TFC ripped apart the make-shift squad in a 4-1 thrashing at BMO Field.
Jared Jeffrey opened the scoring for D.C. United with a beautiful goal, but that early lead lasted just 10 minutes. Darel Russell equalized for TFC to leave the match even heading into halftime.
The second half was a much different story, with Bright Dike giving TFC the lead for good when he volleyed home a Mark Bloom cross in the 67th minute. Four minutes later, Dike was involved again as he collected a D.C. turnover and sprang a counter that resulted in a Conor Shanosky own goal after Alvaro Rey sent in a cross that deflected off Shanosky and past D.C. United goalkeeper Joe Willis.
Rey provided the final dagger in the 87th minute when he danced through the D.C. defense and slotted home a low shot past Willis.
Here are the match highlights:
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