Dinamo beats MLS club Toronto in exhibition game
Gianluca Zavarise scored the lone goal for Toronto FC in a 3-1 loss to Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday, the club's first defeat of the MLS exhibition season.
Zavarise, a Canadian midfielder, scored just out of halftime when Jacob Peterson raced down the wing and sent a low cross into the box. Zavarise held the ball up, turned and fired to score.
Toronto pressured Zagreb for the tying goal before allowing a penalty kick in the 81st minute.
Toronto FC was missing captain Dwayne De Rosario and Adrian Cann. They played in Canada's 1-0 loss to Greece the previous day and arrived back in camp just an hour before kickoff.
Toronto FC will train Friday in Turkey before returning to Toronto. The team will then head to Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 21 to play in the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic.