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March 31, 2012 2:08 PM EDT
BMO Field — Toronto, Ontario
Referee:‬ G. Gamble‎
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Toronto FC 0-1 Columbus Crew: Anor hits on the break to give Columbus three points

A single goal on the break was all Columbus needs to take a 1-0 win over the Canadian outfit.

By Allen Ramsey

Bernardo Anor, Richard Eckersley: Toronto FC, Columbus Crew
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The Columbus Crew grabbed a 1-0 win on the Road over Toronto FC on Saturday, with Bernardo Anor's goal on the counterattack as the only difference in the game.

The Crew had a chance to take the lead just before halftime from the penalty spot. Olman Vargas was brought down in the box by Ty Harden in the 41st minute, but Milovan Mirosevic couldn't take the chance and the match went to the break level.

But just over 10 minutes after the restart the visiting side made a counterattack count.

Anor did well to win the ball in his own defensive half, breaking forward on a long run toward TFC's box. He slid a pass out to the left and picked up the return ball before a fortunate bounce off a defender saw it land in perfect position for the finish.

Toronto couldn't come up with the equalizer despite pushing forward for much of the rest of the match, and Columbus walked away with three valuable road points.

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Toronto FC

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Milos Kocic
Goalkeeper
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Logan Emory
Defender
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5
Ashtone Morgan
Defender
 - 
2
Ty Harden
Defender
 - 
2
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Julian De Guzman
Midfielder
74′ 85′
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Terry Dunfield
Midfielder
63′
 - 
8
Joao Plata
Striker
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Ryan Johnson
Striker
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10
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Nick Soolsma
Striker
46′
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Columbus Crew

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30
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14
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20
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20
 - 
16
Eric Gehrig
Defender
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7
Bernardo Anor
Midfielder
56′ 85′
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10
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Kirk Urso
Midfielder
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12
Eddie Gaven
Midfielder
45′
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20
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O. Vargas
Striker
86′

Substitutes

12
Brian Rowe
Goalkeeper
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Adrian Cann
Defender
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4
Aaron Maund
Defender
 - 
15
Eric Avila
Midfielder
63′
 - 
12
Luis Silva
Midfielder
46′
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J. Burgos
Midfielder
85′
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Substitutes

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1
Will Hesmer
Goalkeeper
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3
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-
 - 
6
Tony Tchani
Midfielder
 - 
13
Ethan Finlay
Midfielder
85′
 - 
12
 - 
18

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