TORONTO (AP) — Emilio Renteria scored on a header in the 49th minute to help the Columbus Crew tie Toronto FC 1-1 on Saturday in Major League Soccer.
Tony Tchani scored for Toronto in the 41st minute, but was given a second yellow card after the goal, apparently for jumping over the advertising boards to celebrate with the fans.
“It was not clever,” Toronto coach Aron Winter said.
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The goal ended Columbus’ team-record shutout streak at 414 minutes and Toronto’s scoring drought at 284 minutes. Columbus is 2-1-3, and Toronto is 1-2-4.
“The red card was huge,” Columbus captain Chad Marshall said. “Obviously, it was nice playing a man up the second half. The way we came out in the second half and tied the game up pretty quickly, I think we’re all disappointed that we didn’t carry that on and get another one and get the three points.
“But it’s a tough place to play so we’ll take the point.”
Columbus has never lost to Toronto, going 5-0-7. Their last five games at BMO Field have ended in ties.