TORONTO- Toronto FC kept up their dominant home form last night with a 2-0 win against eastern conference foes New England to stay top of the MLS for yet another weekend.
Toronto hosted Pride Night last night at BMO Field for the first time in the club’s history.
Surprise start up front for Jozy Altidore and in defence for Drew Moor after playing the full game in Montreal just 48 hours ago. Armando Cooper and Tsubasa Endoh were given rare starts.
New England were able to field a full strength team with the likes of Agudelo, Fagundez and Nguyen all starting.
TFC started the game off well with a chance in the second minute when Giovinco played Jozy through on goal but the keeper just got there in time to stop the shot.
The league leaders took the lead in the 11th minute when Cooper danced through the defence and crossed the ball in where Drew Moor came in back post to make it 1-0.
Joey Alitdore nearly doubled the lead just minutes after but was denied by a good save from Cody Cropper.
In the 32nd minute Alex Bono came up big with a nice save on Lee Nyugen to keep the score 1-0 going into halftime.
The Revolution came out stronger in the second half, pressing TFC further back and getting more possession. But, it was Toronto who had the best chance in the 57th minute when Giovinco’s free kick was cleared off the line.
New England came into the game more and more after that; the crowd became tense as TFC were looking to hold onto their slim lead.
The game was stopped for a few moments when a Revs player was down with a suspected broken finger.
Alex Bono made another superb save late on to deny Bunbury of an equalizer for New England.
The referee added six minutes on at the end of the game and in the sixth minute of added time Sebastian Giovinco put the game to sleep with a beautiful solo goal. He beat the defender and placed the ball into the bottom right corner to give TFC a 2-0 victory.
Toronto will stay top of the MLS after the win and will travel to Dallas on July 1. New England’s struggles continue and they will host DC United on June 28 in the US Open Cup.
Toronto FC: Bono; Moor, Hernandez, Mavinga; Endoh, Cooper, Cheyrou (C), Vazquez, Morrow; Giovinco, Altidore.
Subs: Osorio 68′, Morgan 68′, Chapman 78′.
New England: Cropper; Farrell, Delamea, Angoua, Woodberry; Koffie, Watson; Rowe, Fagundez, Nyugen; Agudelo.
Subs: Kamara 54′, Tierney 70′, Bunbury 79′.