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July 27, 2013 2:00 PM EDT
BMO Field — Toronto, Ontario
Referee:‬ I. Elfath‎
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Toronto FC 2-1 Columbus Crew: Late heroics give TFC thrilling win

TFC has so often been on the wrong end of late goals this season, but the Reds turned the tables on Columbus Saturday afternoon

By Seth Vertelney

Toronto FC celebrates Doneil Henry's goal
Canada Soccer
Toronto FC scored two goals in the final 10 minutes on Saturday, earning a stunning 2-1 win over Columbus at BMO Field.

Dominic Oduro gave the visitors an early lead, but Jonathan Osorio and Andrew Wiedemann scored late to turn the tables.

Columbus got off to a great start and took the lead thanks to a great strike combined with a goalkeeper error. Oduro received a long ball near the corner of the box and unleashed a powerful half-volley which skipped on the turf and beat Joe Bendik at his near post. The TFC goalkeeper will be disappointed to get beaten at his near post from long distance.

The match remained 1-0 until TFC found an equalizer with just minutes to play. Bobby Convey's entry pass was nicely laid off by Jeremy Brockie, and Osorio stole in with a late run into the box and finished low to level the match.

As the skies opened up, TFC had a golden opportunity to win the match, but Steven Caldwell's close-range header hit the post. It seemed TFC's chance to win the game had gone, but there was to be more drama late.

With injury time winding down, Convey put in a great cross to the back post, and second-half sub Wiedemann slid in past his defender to nudge the ball into the far corner and give the home side a thrilling late win.

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Toronto FC

12
Joe Bendik
Goalkeeper
 - 
15
Doneil Henry
Defender
68′
 - 
5
Ashtone Morgan
Defender
76′
 - 
13
Steven Caldwell
Defender
 - 
25
Jeremy Hall
Midfielder
46′
 - 
2
 - 
15
Matías Laba
Midfielder
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21
Jonathan Osorio
Midfielder
87′ 88′
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15
Bobby Convey
Midfielder
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17
Justin Braun
Striker
46′
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-
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Columbus Crew

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30
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3
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-
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14
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7
Bernardo Anor
Midfielder
64′ 91′
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-
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20
William Trapp
Midfielder
 - 
24
A. Viana
Defender
79′
 - 
8
 - 
19
J. Arrieta
Striker
 - 
10

Substitutes

24
Stefan Frei
Goalkeeper
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6
 - 
8
Kyle Bekker
Midfielder
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20
Darel Russell
Midfielder
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-
Michael Thomas
Midfielder
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19
Reginald Lambe
Midfielder
46′
 - 
23
Álvaro Rey
Midfielder
76′
 - 
32
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Substitutes

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28
Matt Lampson
Goalkeeper
 - 
21
Chad Barson
Defender
79′
 - 
13
Ethan Finlay
Midfielder
86′
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-
 - 
23
Kevan George
Midfielder
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9
Justin Meram
Midfielder
91′
 - 
26

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