Toronto FC extended their winning streak to two games on Wednesday night, beating the New York Red Bulls 3-1.
Jozy Altidore got the scoring underway early, with an excellent goal in just the sixth minute. After a cross from Tsubasa Endoh was behind him, he flicked his heel at the ball, and the ball bounced before going off the post and in.
The Red Bulls would come close to scoring a few times, but it was The Reds who would strike again. After Richie Laryea was brought down in the penalty area, Alejandro Pozuelo stepped up and scored his 9th goal of the season to double his side’s lead.
Quentin Westberg, who had already made a few saves up to this point, made what was perhaps his best of the half, denying Kaku from pulling the Red Bulls back within one.
Toronto FC would take a much-deserved 2-0 lead into halftime, thanks in large part to the excellent defensive work by Quentin Westberg and his backline.
In the 63rd minute, Alejandro Pozuelo was substituted out of the game after appearing to injure himself, and immediately after, Toronto FC conceded a goal. After an excellent run from Derrick Etienne Jr., he found Tom Barlow, who made no mistake from close-range.
Toronto FC would extend their lead to 3-1 in the 72nd minute thanks to a goal from an unlikely source. Ashtone Morgan, who had come on about 10 minutes earlier to replace Alejandro Pozuelo, chased down a through ball from Jozy Altidore, and after a Red Bulls player fumbled the ball, Morgan stole it and tapped it calmly into the open goal.
That would be all Toronto FC needed, as they brought on Chris Mavinga for Tsubasa Endoh, and sat back defensively to seal the victory.
Next up for Toronto FC is a game on Saturday at home against the Houston Dynamo.