Toronto FC 1, Revolution 0

Matias Laba scored his first career MLS goal in the second
minute and Toronto FC held off the New England Revolution 1-0

Laba, a native of Argentina playing in his first MLS season,
tip-toed past a trio of New England defenders to score the go-ahead

Laba stole the ball from New England defender Jose Goncalves,
turned Revolution defender Stephen McCarthy around atop the right
corner of the box and then uncorked a shot that was blocked by New
England defender Scott Caldwell.

Laba stayed with the play and nudged the ball past a sliding New
England defender Andrew Farrell.

Toronto (4-10-8) won its second straight match after going
winless in its previous six (0-3-3).

The victory was just the second for Toronto in New England in 11

The Revolution (8-8-6) had a two-match win streak snapped,
suffered their seventh shutout and fell to 4-4-3 at home this

New England had four good scoring chances during the first half
against Toronto goalie Joe Bendik, but a Diego Fagundez header went
over the crossbar in the 10th minute and Saer Sene misfired on a
point-blank shot from the side of the net in the 43th.

Toronto defender Ashtone Morgan knocked a point-blank shot by
Fagundez off the goal line in the 13th and defender Richard
Eckersley cleared another Fagundez shot off the goal line in the

Bendik finished with five saves for his third shutout of the
season, denying shots by Sene and Fagundez in the second half.