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August 4, 2013 7:30 PM EDT
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New England Revolution 0-1 Toronto FC: Early Laba strike holds up

The Canadian side's Designated Player came through with a solo effort early on to give his team a rare road victory

By Seth Vertelney

Ryan Nelsen - Toronto FC
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Toronto FC got an early goal from Matias Laba and made it stand up, earning a 1-0 road win against the New England Revolution Sunday night.

TFC got off to a dream start and was ahead within the game's first two minutes. Laba intercepted possession around midfield and went on a surging run into New England's box. After beating a defender, his shot was blocked, but Laba followed his shot and put the rebound away.

The visitors dropped back defensively, and successfully repelled any Revolution attacks for the rest of the game, holding on for only their fourth win of the season. Diego Fagundez nearly scored a spectacular equalizer at the death, but his scissors kick flew just wide.

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New England Revolution

22
Bobby Shuttleworth
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Andrew Farrell
Defender
 - 
15
Stephen McCarthy
Midfielder
74′
 - 
23
 - 
6
Scott Caldwell
Midfielder
 - 
8
Juan Carlos Toja
Midfielder
60′
 - 
8
Chris Tierney
Defender
 - 
24
Lee Nguyen
Midfielder
79′
 - 
14
 - 
39
Saer Sene
Striker
 - 
92
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Toronto FC

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12
Joe Bendik
Goalkeeper
 - 
15
 - 
5
 - 
13
 - 
2
 - 
19
Reginald Lambe
Midfielder
38′
 - 
15
Matías Laba
Midfielder
2′ 74′
 - 
21
 - 
15
Bobby Convey
Midfielder
92′
 - 
-
 - 
32

Substitutes

1
Matt Reis
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
AJ Soares
Defender
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30
 - 
11
Kelyn Rowe
Midfielder
60′
 - 
12
Andy Dorman
Midfielder
 - 
-
Ryan Guy
Striker
 - 
19
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
24
Stefan Frei
Goalkeeper
 - 
6
 - 
25
Jeremy Hall
Midfielder
80′
 - 
20
Darel Russell
Midfielder
92′
 - 
-
Michael Thomas
Midfielder
 - 
23
Álvaro Rey
Midfielder
 - 
17

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