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10-man Toronto FC Lose 1-0 to Colorado Rapids

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Luis Solignac's goal would be the difference as Toronto FC dropped their second match in a row.

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For the second straight game Toronto FC suffered a narrow loss on the road. This time it was a 1-0 to the Colorado Rapids at Dick Sporting Good's Park.

Luis Solignac had the loan goal of the match for the Colorado Rapids in the 19th minute. Zac MacMath had the clean sheet for Colorado, but only needed to stop two shots in order to earn it.

Toronto FC went down to ten men just 13 minutes into the match after Benoit Cheyrou was given a second yellow card. The first would come from a vicious tackle in the offensive third. The second, however, would come from a phantom elbow that had Toronto FC players up in arms for the third straight game.

The Rapids would take advantage just five minutes later, when Marco Pappa would play the ball over the top to Solignac. The Argentine striker would make no mistake, putting Colorado up 1-0 and scoring his first goal in Major League Soccer.

Colorado would struggle to build on that advantage, however, and the two clubs would head into the half with the score 1-0.

While Toronto were able to hold Colorado from doing more damage in the second half, they struggled to get forward while down 10 men. The club had very few chances before Jozy Altidore was introduced midway through the half in an attempt to give Toronto FC an offensive boost.

In the final ten minutes Toronto would attack the Rapids box in waves, but the home side would hold strong. After a late free kick from Sebastian Giovinco sailed wide it was clear that the Rapids were going to hold on for all three points.

The Rapids had their fair share of chances late as well catching Toronto FC on the counter-attack. Conor Doyle almost had a game ending second goal in the 89th minute, but Steven Beitashour made an incredible tackle.

The loss drops Toronto FC out of a playoff spot, and into seventh in the Eastern conference. They now have a record of 1-1-2 on the season going into next weekend's game on the road against the New England Revolution.