Toronto FC blanks Revolution 1-0

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Associated Press

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 5 at 3:04 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Matias Laba scored his first career MLS goal in the second minute and Toronto FC held off the New England Revolution 1-0 Sunday.

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 goal.

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 trips.

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