Toronto FC forward Ayo Akinola scores twice against DC United in rare start

Ayo Akinola made the most of his opportunity in Toronto FC's opening match of the MLS is Back Tournament against D.C. United. 

The 20-year-old stepped in at center forward in place of starter Jozy Altidore, who sat out the match, and scored two goals to pace TFC to a 2-0 lead

Akinola is a Toronto FC academy product who has only started two other matches in his 12-game MLS career since signing in December 2017.

The US-born, Ontario native only had one career goal entering the match vs. DC, and that came in his first MLS start back in March 2019. 

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