Toronto FC records a 1-0 victory over Revolution

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Prince Owusu scored the only goal in the 66th minute to lead Toronto FC to a 1-0 victory against the visiting New England Revolution on Saturday evening.

Toronto (4-4-1, 13 points) did not take a corner and had only 32.9 percent possession for the match, but head coach John Herdman’s side found the only goal in the 66th minute after a failed clearance by a New defender England. .

The ball was headed towards the six-yard box by Toronto winger Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty, and Owusu put his body on the line to beat two defenders, take his foot to the ball and put it into the bottom right corner.

The goal was Owusu’s third in his last two games and fourth overall. This is Owusu’s first full season with Toronto after signing with the team last fall.

Toronto FC’s lead nearly doubled ten minutes later after Marshall-Rutty’s shot hit New England defender Andrew Darrell’s hand in the penalty area. Frederico Bernardeschi took the penalty, but his shot was saved by Revolution keeper Henrich Ravas, leaving the score at 1–0.

Saturday’s win was an encouraging sign for Toronto’s defense, which entered the game having given up at least three goals in each of the last three games.

New England (1-6-1, 4 points) is last in the Eastern Conference table, three points below Nashville.

The Revolution lost Saturday’s match despite leading in shot attempts (16-15) and corner kicks (8-0). However, Toronto shot more on goal, 8-5.

New England has scored a total of five goals this season.

–Field-level media

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