For just the second time in Toronto FC's history, the beat the LA Galaxy at BMO Field. A 1-0 looked in doubt for a lot of the match, but a late goal gave the club a massive victory. It broke a four-game winless streak in MLS play.
Toronto FC finally found a goal after going scoreless for almost two full games, and it came from an unlikely source. Drew Moor headed Toronto FC in front in the 76th minute to give Toronto their first home regular season win since the home opener.
The game started at a timid pace with neither side creating many chances. The game was bogged down in the midfield, with both sides struggling to break one another open. When they did break into the final third both sets of attackers made some poor decisions which would ultimately see their chances go to waste.
The best opportunity of the early part of the match game when Sebastian Lletget was played in alone down the right-hand side of the pitch. He dragged the ball well wide of Clint Irwin's net, however, and the Galaxy rarely threatened for the remainder of the half.
It was a less than inspiring half from two clubs who could really use three points. Both looked rusty moving the ball forward and Lletget's opportunity was the only clear one of the opening half.
Toronto FC put pressure on the Galaxy early in the second half, looking to take their first lead at home since their home opener. Benoit Cheyrou hit a shot from far out that forced Brian Rowe to make his first difficult save of the match.
Sebastian Giovinco, who was held in check for most of the first half, got his first real opportunity when Marky Delgado played a brilliant long ball to find Giovinco on the wing. The atomic ant took it down with ease but wasn't able to beat Rowe in net.
With Toronto FC failing to create many chances, Greg Vanney decided to switch up his attack. He pushed Jonathan Osorio up into the number 10 role, while bringing off Tsubasa Endoh for Will Johnson. Jordan Hamilton left the game shortly thereafter to be replaced by Mo Babouli in the 68th minute
Smelling an opening, Giovinco started to press the issue. He galloped past LA Galaxy players before being brought down in the box by Nigel De Jong. The call would not be made, however, leaving the Italian furious at the referee.
Not too long after Toronto FC would at long last find a goal, their first in MLS play in four halves of soccer. Cheyrou floated a ball into the box after a corner kick which found the head of Eriq Zavaleta. The defender flicked the ball across to Moor, who headed home his second career goal for Toronto FC.
The Galaxy struggled to create chances after that, and Toronto FC was fairly strong in seeing out the game. it was a crucial three points for the club, and points that will likely see them climb the Eastern Conference standings.
Toronto FC doesn't have long to celebrate, however. They play against on Tuesday when they take on the Vancouver Whitecaps in the first leg of the Voyageurs Cup final. Their next MLS match is next Saturday, when they travel to Orlando to take on Orlando City SC.