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Lots of trialists and chances but no goals
by Ridge Mahoney, February 18th, 2010 2:13AM

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[MLS] With newly signed players as well as trialists -- including players from Uganda, Argentina and Scotland -- giving both teams a different look, D.C. United and Toronto FC played a 0-0 tie Wednesday in a preseason match.

Starting the match for TFC were trialists Vincent Kayizzi (Uganda) and Martin Saric (Argentina) in midfield, ex-Rapid Dan Gargan in defense, and former Scottish international Paul Dickov up front. Regulars Jim Brennan, Nick Garcia, Sam Cronin, Julian De Guzman and Dwayne De Rosario also started for Toronto.

United, missing several regulars because of national-team callups and injuries, sent out Australian forward Danny Allsopp for his first appearance since signing an MLS deal and Honduran defender Quiarol Arzu, who is on trial. Two other players on trial, John DiRaimondo (an ex-Rapid who played 45 minutes for D.C. last year) and Daniel Wasson did not play, and a third – Jamaican defender Jermaine Taylor – has yet to report to the team.

TFC’s trialists got into the attack early. Cronin headed a Kayizzi cross into the path of Dickov, whose shot United keeper Milos Kocic turned away. Defender Lawson Vaughn blocked a Kayizzi chance set up by Dickov, and later in the first half yet another opportunity for Kayizzi missed the target. He also provided a chance for De Rosario,who shot narrowly wide. Coach Preki used the halftime break to bring on three more trialists: Hunter Gilstrap in goal, Alexei Eremenkoin in midfield and Kosta Bajic up front.

Rodney Wallace gave United some attacking impetus on the left side of midfield and Allsopp’s rugged play opened up the TFC defense a few times. Academy product Andy Najar, who is just 16, started for D.C. in midfied.

United keeper Bill Hamid saved twice early in the second half, thwarting Dickov and Gabe Gala with good saves. He saved again in the final minutes from Bajic, who had a few minutes earlier hit the crossbar.

United continues its preseason schedule Saturday against New York. Toronto heads to Orlando, where it will play next week in the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic.



Feb. 17 in Bradenton, Fla.

Toronto FC 0, D.C. United 0.

Toronto FC (first half): Brian Edwards; Jim Brennan, Ty Harden, Nick Garcia, Dan Gargan; Sam Cronin, Julian De Guzman, Martin Saric, Vicent Kayizzi; Paul Dickov, Dwayne De Rosario.

Toronto FC (second half): Hunter Gilstrap, Gargan. Nana Attakora, Emmanuel Gomez, Nane Joseph, Kayizzi, Alexei Emerenko, Paul Robinson, Gabe Gala, Dickov (O’Brian White), Kosta Bajic .

D.C. United (first half): Milos Kocic; Marc Burch, Dejan Jakovic, Quiarol Arzu, Lawson Vaughn; Rodney Wallace, Clyde Simms, Andy Najar, Thabiso Khumalo; Danny Allsopp, Jaime Moreno.

D.C. United (second half): Bill Hamid; Lyle Adams, Devon McTavish, Arzu, Jordan Graye; Tiyiselani Shipalane, Flo N'Galula, Clyde Simms, Najar; Adam Cristman, TwoBoys Gumede.




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