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Played
April 14, 2012 4:40 PM EDT
BMO Field — Toronto, Ontario
Referee:‬ M. Geiger‎
Attendance:‬ 18476‎
 
 
O. Minda 31′

Toronto FC 0-1 Chivas USA: Home team loses fifth in a row

Oswaldo Minda provided the game's only goal in the first half, which was enough to keep Toronto winless this season.

Oswaldo Minda - Toronto FC vs. Chivas USA
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Toronto FC can't buy a win.

For the fifth time in five games to open the MLS season, Toronto came up short, as it dropped a 1-0 decision to visiting Chivas USA at BMO Field on Saturday.

Oswaldo Minda's header off a corner kick in the first half led Chivas USA to the club's third road win this season. It was Minda's first MLS goal.

Toronto, which made it to the semifinal of CONCACAF Champions League this year, has been desperately seeking success in MLS. TFC manager Aron Winter went with an attacking formation against Chivas USA, but his team walked away scoreless for the third time this MLS season.

The Reds, however, did have their chances early in the first half, but it would be Chivas to strike first. In the 31st minute, Minda headed in a corner delivered by Miller Bolanos.

Toronto has been outscored 10-2 this season with a matchup against Chicago Fire next week. Winter will hope that the return of Torsten Frings can jumpstart the team.

Chivas, which evened its record at 3-3, will return home to face the Philadelphia Union.

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Toronto FC

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Milos Kocic
Goalkeeper
 - 
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M. Aceval
Defender
56′
 - 
5
Ashtone Morgan
Defender
 - 
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Adrian Cann
Defender
 - 
2
 - 
12
Luis Silva
Midfielder
71′
 - 
19
Reginald Lambe
Midfielder
67′
 - 
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Terry Dunfield
Midfielder
 - 
8
Joao Plata
Striker
 - 
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Ryan Johnson
Striker
 - 
10
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Chivas USA

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1
Dan Kennedy
Goalkeeper
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44
 - 
31
 - 
26
James Riley
Defender
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6
Ante Jazic
Defender
 - 
30
O. Minda
Midfielder
31′ 65′
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2
Nick LaBrocca
Midfielder
93′
 - 
51
M. Bolaños
Midfielder
51′ 66′
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14
Ben Zemanski
Midfielder
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Ryan Smith
Midfielder
6′ 84′
 - 
15

Substitutes

40
 - 
15
 - 
2
Ty Harden
Defender
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-
 - 
15
Eric Avila
Midfielder
71′
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-
 - 
22
Torsten Frings
Midfielder
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Substitutes

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28
Tim Melia
Goalkeeper
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-
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-
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-
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-
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Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

 
  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Bradley Wright-Phillips Bradley Wright-Phillips
Striker
NY Red Bulls
4 1