Toronto FC survives despite loss in wacky second leg against New York

Comments
The Supporters' Shield winner made it to MLS' final four, but will be missing two stars after a wild night in Toronto

Toronto FC has earned a spot in the Eastern Conference final despite falling 1-0 to the New York Red Bulls in the second leg of their Eastern Conference semifinal tie. 

That's the good news for the Canadian outfit. 

The bad news is that the club will head into the East final to face New York City FC or the Columbus Crew devoid of Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco

While Altidore was shown a red card at halftime, along with Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan , for a scuffle between the two in the tunnel, Giovinco picked up a booking late in the second half that will see him ruled out for the first leg of the next round.  

Coming into Sunday's contest, Toronto held a 2-1 advantage after winning at Red Bull Arena

New York climed back level on aggregate thanks to a deflected Daniel Royer shot that found its way into the Toronto net off of Bradley Wright-Phillips early in the second half. 

Wright-Phillips later nearly won the tie for the Red Bulls, but TFC goalkeeper Alexander Bono came up with a massive stop with the forward in alone. 

Toronto twice had goals ruled out as well, first on a ball from Giovinco that looked to have been turned into the net by the Red Bulls and then on a free kick from Victor Vazquez that he took quickly, with the match official ruling that he hadn't allowed for play to continue. 

Next article:
VOTE NOW: Goal Ultimate 11 powered by FIFA 19 - Who is the best Goalkeeper in the world?
Next article:
Sarachan's stint as the friend-zoned USMNT coach winding to a close
Next article:
ISL 2018-19: Delhi Dynamos pay the price for wayward finishing
Next article:
MLS Review: Rooney hits stunner, Sounders clinch and SKC rolls
Next article:
USWNT's Concacaf final win represents first step toward World Cup victory in France
Close