- Toronto FC 1 (Osorio 79’), New England Revolution 2 (Buchanan 20’; Bou 83)
- TFC captain Michael Bradley starts on bench for only 4th time
- Canadian Tajon Buchanan scores in his BMO Field debut
TORONTO - The battle of first vs. the worst in MLS was a lot closer than expected, but Toronto FC still came out on the wrong end of it.
TFC are now winless in four consecutive games (two losses) after suffering a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the first-place New England Revolution on Saturday night at BMO Field. Down a goal late in the match, the Reds tied things up through Jonathan Osorio, only to concede a penalty moments later that the visitors converted to take all three points.
TFC trail the Revs by a whopping 28 points in the standings, but you’d never have known that by the way they bossed Saturday’s contest. Still, for all of its dominance on this night, the Reds rarely tested Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner.
Coach Javier Perez saw the glass as half full, feeling Toronto put in a positive performance against New England, noting that his side enjoyed over 63 per cent possession and limited the best team in MLS to two shots on target.