- Toronto FC 1 (Sapong 46’), New York City FC 0
- Sapong scores in his TFC debut; his 1st goal since May 29, 2022
- Reds record 4th clean sheet this season; they only had 3 last year
TORONTO - This week’s trade involving Toronto FC and Nashville SC was declared a robbery job by the Tennessee club in some quarters, with the general feeling being that the Reds gave up far too much to acquire CJ Sapong.
But Sapong, 34, showed he still has plenty of life in his aging legs on Saturday night. The veteran forward scored the lone goal in a man-of-the-match display to help lift TFC to a much-needed 1-0 victory over New York City FC at BMO Field before an announced crowd of 21,847.
Toronto (2-2-6) snapped a five-game winless run and earned its first win since March 18, giving coach Bob Bradley something to build upon ahead of an incredibly busy May schedule. It was also a nice rebound game from the Reds after last week’s disaster in Philadelphia. The clean sheet was Toronto’s fourth of 2023, one more than it had all last season.