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Late Goal From Brad Davis Sinks Toronto FC in Kansas City

Brad Davis played spoiler of what was otherwise a very strong road performance from Toronto FC in Kansas.

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It was an almost perfect road performance from Toronto FC, but at the end of the day they will leave Kansas without any points. The loss is their first of the season, and makes their record 1-1-1 on the year.

Brad Davis scored the loan goal for Sporting Kansas City late in the 70th minute. Tim Melia would have the clean sheet for Kansas.

Toronto FC executed their game plan very well in the first half, limiting Sporting Kansas City to only a single shot on target. With Drew Moor out due to illness, a backline missing one of their key pieces would have an excellent half. At times they were even the aggressor as they had the better chances of the two sides.

The two teams would go into halftime with the score 0-0, a result that favoured the visiting TFC. An identical second half would have suited the team perfectly, and continued their strong start to the 2016 MLS season.

Toronto would start the second half on the front foot, getting a couple of good chances. Sebastian Giovinco would play Tsubasa Endoh in behind, and the rookie would hit the crossbar. He would then do it all himself, cutting through the Sporting Kansas City defense before putting his shot just over the bar.

However, it would be Sporting Kansas City who would find the breakthrough. Brad Davis would beat Justin Morrow to the ball on the edge of Toronto's box and fire a shot past Clint Irwin. Toronto were unhappy with the play, as the felt Morrow was fouled, but regardless Sporting Kansas City would have a 1-0.

Toronto would introduce Jozy Altidore and Mo Babouli late in the hopes of tying the game, and both would make an instant impact. However, despite Sporting Kansas City earning a red card late in the match, Toronto were unable to break them down.

Regardless, the club can now go into the international break with their heads held high. Their next game is April 2 at Dick's  Sporting Goods Park against the Colorado Rapids.