Toronto FC shows grit in battling Philadelphia Union to draw

TFC overcame an early goal to earn a 2-2 draw against Philly at BMO Field on Wednesday night.

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TORONTO - Well, how about that?

After going down inside the first minute, Toronto FC bounced back and benefited from an own-goal to earn a credible 2-2 draw against the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday night.

Minutes after Jozy Altidore levelled the score, Jacob Shaffelburg’s low cross into the six-yard box was erroneously stabbed home by Union defender Jack Elliott past his goalkeeper. But the Reds could only hold onto the lead for seven minutes before conceding again en route to its second consecutive stalemate. Toronto (6-17-9) is now winless in four games.

Still, it's all about the silver linings for TFC at this juncture in the campaign. Philadelphia (13-8-11) has lost just once in nine games (with five wins), so taking a point off one of the top sides in the Eastern Conference represents quite the result for the beleaguered Reds.