Toronto FC blank Revolution for 7th straight home win – Major League Soccer MLS

Toronto FC showed off its depth and grit Friday night, defeating the New England Revolution 2-0 on a 48-hour turnaround from its last game in Montreal.

Drew Moor scored early and Sebastian Giovinco struck late as league-leading Toronto, with only three starters back from the Montreal game, won its seventh straight at home.

“Just a gutsy performance by a team that goes out and does what they have to do to win games,” Toronto coach Greg Vanney said. “Sometimes it looks beautiful and sometimes it just looks like a grind and everybody does what they have to do on the night.

Toronto (10-2-5), extended its unbeaten run at BMO Field this season (7-0-2). MLS Cup final aside, TFC has not lost at home since Oct. 1, 2016.

New England (5-7-5) has yet to win on the road (0-6-3) this season.

The game drew a loud crowd of 27,261 on Pride Night, which came complete with rainbow corner flags.

There wasn’t much tolerance on the field, however.

The Revs had ended Toronto’s eight-game league undefeated streak with a 3-0 win June 3 at Gillette Stadium, a result that still ranked Toronto players. As a result, there were more than a few flashes of ill-temper, not helped by referee Hilario Grajeda’s mercurial handling of the contest.

Moor’s 11th-minute goal stood as the winner, with Toronto goalkeeper Alex Bono preserving the victory with a marvellous save of a Teal Bunbury header in the 88th minute.

Giovinco added an insurance goal deep into stoppage time, bringing down a high ball from Victor Vazquez before beating defender Benjamin Angoua and banging a left-footed shot home for his seventh of the season — and 50th in MLS regular-season and playoff action.

Giovinco, who last scored May 13, celebrated like it was his first.

Kickoff came less than 48 hours after the final whistle…

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