Tim Cahill scored twice, including a header in the 89th minute, to give the New York Red Bulls a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday...
TORONTO — Tim Cahill scored twice, including a header in the 89th minute, to give the New York Red Bulls a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday.
Cahill’s tiebreaking goal came off a cross by Thierry Henry and gave New York (4-4-2) its second straight win and third in its past four matches.
Jonathan Osorio had the tying goal for Toronto (1-3-4) in the 83rd minute. Ryan Richter played the ball back to Osorio, who paused to tee up a high shot that sailed over New York goalkeeper Luis Robles and glanced off the cross bar and in the net.
“It’s not a jinx, it’s not a hoax or anything like that, we need personalities to go and clear the ball, and win the ball … strong personalities who want it in the back,” Toronto FC coach Ryan Nelsen said.
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Toronto came in off four straight draws in MLS play, including three in which it gave up a lead in injury time. However, Toronto beat Montreal 2-0 on Wednesday in the Canadian Championship series.
Cahill had given the Red Bulls a 1-0 lead in the 39th minute in a goal also set up by Henry.
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