TORONTO (AP) — Captain Dwayne De Rosario had a goal and an assist and O'Brian White also scored to give Toronto FC a 2-0 win over the Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday.
In the 58th minute, De Rosario cut through the mud and the cold and the rain in the second half, going through a pair of defenders to send a game-winning shot and extend his remarkable start to the Major League Soccer season.
De Rosario has scored five times over his first five games this season. He also added an assist on White's goal in the 76th minute.
The home team got the best chance of the opening half in the 10th minute with Seattle goalkeeper Kasey Keller deflecting White's shot just wide of the goal.
Freddie Ljungberg was part of Seattle's first threat of the second half, pivoting north of the box to send midfielder Nathan Sturgis into point-blank range against Toronto's Stefan Frei, who made the save to preserve the scoreless tie.
Frei made another strong stop on Seattle midfielder Brad Evans in the 61st minute to maintain Toronto's 1-0 lead.