TORONTO (AP) England star Jermain Defoe scored his third MLS goal in two games to lift Toronto FC to a 1-0 win over D.C. United in Toronto's home opener Saturday.
Defoe scored twice in his MLS debut last week in Seattle and could have had four goals on the day before he finally scored in the 60th minute after Brazilian strike partner Gilberto was sent in alone by a beautiful through ball from Michael Bradley.
Goalie Bill Hamid made the save but the ball was cleared only as far as Defoe, who got the ball out from under his feet and hammered home a right-footed shot.
The goal featured all three of TFC's designated players and helped Toronto (2-0-0) to its best ever start to a season. D.C. United (0-2-0) has yet to score this season.