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5 things noticed after Toronto FC’s win over D.C. United in the MLS Cup Playoffs

TORONTO, Ont.—It’s difficult to put into words and tangibly capture the amount of chaos that ensued during Saturday evening’s 5-1 victory over Wayne Rooney’s D.C. United. Aside from Toronto FC’s extra-time first-half explosion, there were several tidbits within the game that made this one so memorable.

Here are five things I noticed in Toronto FC’s first-round MLS Cup Playoffs victory.

The Heart of Defence

Let’s start this one off by giving a serious shoutout to Toronto FC CB Laurent Ciman after the defender learned he’d be starting Saturday’s playoff game about an hour prior to the match when Omar Gonzalez (hamstring) failed a fitness test.