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📝 Toronto FC 4 DC United 4: Crazy eight-goal thriller ends in draw

Toronto FC came back from three goals down to tie DC United late, only to be hit by a 90th-minute goal by Yamil Asad.

However, Nick Hagglund would come to the rescue with a 92nd-minute equaliser to salvage a point for TFC.

DC United came out of the gate trying to send a message to the rest of the league, going into half-time with a three-goal lead behind goals from Yamil Asad, Paul Arriola, and Darren Mattocks.

Luciano Acosta found Asad running through the box for the opening goal just 12 minutes in.

Only five minutes later, Paul Arriola would send in his nomination for goal of the week. This one doesn’t need an explanation, just watch.

Mattocks would make the most of an advantageous deflection, sending the ball into the far corner to make the lead three just before halftime.

Whatever Greg Vanney said at half-time worked as Jonathan Osorio calmly slotted his third goal in two games to pull one back just ten minutes after the intermission.

Eight minutes later, Victor Vázquez would make this a match again, slamming home the rebound after Sebastian Giovinco’s effort hit the post.

Nick Hagglund was thrown into the attack late and the move paid off, going over his defender to head home an 86th-minute equaliser to send BMO Field into a frenzy.

The ecstasy would only last a few minutes as Yamil Asad bagged his brace to silence the home crowd, tapping home a typical FIFA goal to momentarily give DC United all three points in the 90th minute.

The fairy tale ended in a happy ending in Toronto when Hagglund’s header found the side netting to once again send the TFC fans into jubilation.

We hope nobody went home early.