Toronto FC takes 35 shots in 0-0 tie against DC UnitedToronto FC forward Jordan Hamilton, left, eyes then ball against D.C. United midfielder Russell Canouse, right, during the second half of an MLS soccer game, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
TORONTO (AP) -- Toronto FC launched a club-record 35 shots in a scoreless tie against D.C. United on Wednesday night.
With star striker Jozy Altidore sidelined by a heel injury, Toronto (5-4-2) was unable to find the right final touch. It set an MLS record for most shots in a game without scoring.
Jordan Hamilton, subbing for Altidore, had nine shots and hit the crossbar. Spanish playmaker Alejandro Pozuelo had seven shots, 134 touches - the most by a D.C. player was 56 - and was credited with creating 11 chances.
D.C. United (7-3-3) defended tenaciously as Toronto finished with the third-largest shot total in MLS history - and the most seen in a league game since 1998.
D.C. goalkeeper Bill Hamid posted his seventh shutout of the season.