Toronto FC Earn Road win At Revolution
The visitors registered back-to-back wins for the first time this campaign to extended their unbeaten run to three matches. It also avenged the 2-0 lost to New England when the two teams last met in Foxborough on May 25.
A goal by their designated player midfielder, Matias Laba, with only 2 minutes on the clock proved decisive. He collected the ball in midfield, weaved through the Revolution defense and then tucked the ball home at the second attempt after the hosts midfielder Scott Caldwell charged down his first effort, to record his first goal for the Canadian outfit.
The Revolution had their chances to respond and they watched agonizingly as first defender Ashtone Morgan cleared off the line a goal bound shot from Diego Fagundez after 13 minutes, then fellow back liner Englishmen Richard Eckersley followed suite to foil the same player after 34 minutes.
As with any clean sheet the Goalkeeper has a part to play and the away sides Joe Bendik made four great saves, particularly in the first half as the Revs pilled the pressure on looking for the equalising goal as they out-shot their opponents 10-3.
In the second half they continued to pepper Bendiks goal with another seven shots but unfortunately for the hosts they only managed to get on of them on target and the keeper was able to deal with it. In the dying embers of the match when a shot by Fagundez did finally beat Bendiks he could only watch in disbelief as it clipped off the top of the crossbar and went to safety.
The loss meant the the Revs saw their two game winning streak come to an end and still leaves them in sixth place three points behind the Houston Dynamo who occupy the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference having now played a game more.