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.