• FT

    Toronto

    0

    Columbus

    1

  • FT

    NY Red Bulls

    5

    Montreal

    2

  • FT

    Philadelphia

    0

    Vancouver

    0

  • FT

    Portland

    2

    Salt Lake

    3

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    Seattle

    0

    San Jose

    1

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    Los Angeles

    1

    New England

    3

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

BMO Field, Toronto

Attendance: 18944

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0 - 1

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Columbus

  • Bernardo Anor 56'

Anor helps Crew top Toronto FC 1-0

TORONTO (AP) -- Bernardo Anor scored in the 56th minute and the

Columbus Crew beat Toronto FC 1-0 on Saturday.

The opportunistic Anor put the Crew in front after Toronto

captain Julian de Guzman lost possession in midfield. Columbus

drove toward the goal and, after a nice give and go, a clearing

attempt by defender Logan Emory bounced straight back to Anor,

who banged it in from close range.

Columbus (2-1-0) improved to 2-0-5 at BMO Field.

Toronto FC (0-3-0) is winless in MLS play but is just one game

away from the CONCACAF Champions League final.

Toronto FC striker Danny Koevermans had a good chance in the

11th minute when a poor clearance went straight to him near the

penalty spot. But his shot went straight at goalie Andy

Gruenebaum.

"I think everybody saw that we were the better team," Koevermans

said. "We played better, we had more chances. And they had a

penalty kick and the goal, which was a mistake by us."

Columbus was awarded a penalty kick in the 41st minute when

referee Geoff Gamble called a foul on Toronto defender Ty Harden

as Crew forward Olman Vargas went down in the box as the ball

headed out of play.

Harden vehemently disputed the call and the Toronto coaches were

up in arms on the sidelines. Goalkeeper Milos Kocic then stepped

up and stopped Milovan Mirosevic's kick, palming it away

acrobatically to his right.

"I watched their penalties and I knew where he was going to go,

so that helped," Kocic said. "I did my homework."

It was Toronto's third match in a week, with two more to come in

the next seven days. In contrast, Columbus had played just once

since its season opener March 10.

It was a challenging game for Gruenebaum, who got a wakeup call

when Koevermans slammed into him on a high ball. The Toronto

player was penalized and Gruenebaum took his time clearing the

cobwebs.

The Crew goalie took another shot in the 31st minute when Ryan

Johnson barreled into him on another high ball in the box.

Toronto substitute Eric Avila had a chance to tie it in the 72nd

after a nice through ball sent him in alone but he ran out of

room and Gruenebaum blocked his shot.

"We played decent, very well," Toronto FC coach Aron Winter

said. "I can't change it. The only thing is that we played three

games in the league and we've got zero points and all of the

games we played well and that is the big difference. ... Nobody

has to panic."

Scoring Summary

  • Toronto FC
  • Columbus
 

Match Stats

  • Toronto FC
  • Columbus
14(3) Shots (on goal) 10(4)
14 Fouls 12
8 Corner kicks 4
1 Offsides 4
55% Time of Possession 45%
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
3 Saves 3

Teams

  • Toronto FC
  • Columbus
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