Needing to win by more than two goals to advance from the group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League, the Reds bowed out of the competition with a 1-0 loss to Santos Laguna at Estadio Corona in Torreón, Mexico, on Wednesday.
Toronto FC finally found a way to win on Tuesday and kept their faint CONCACAF Champions League hopes alive in the process. Terry Dunfield scored twice and Quincy Amarikwa scored the opening goal in the first half, while Ryan Johnson picked up a pair of assists as the Reds defeated CD Águila of El Salvador 3-0 at Estadio Cuscatlán in their third CCL group stage match.
TORONTO – Santos Laguna finished with a flourish, scoring twice in the final minutes to defeat Toronto FC 3-1 in CONCACAF Champions League action on Tuesday night before 10,951 at BMO Field.
TORONTO - Toronto FC stressed the importance of winning their home games as they entered the 2012-13 edition of the CONCACAF Champions League. They also wanted to put on a good show at BMO Field after their dud in a 2-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo in a league game last Saturday.
Starting another CONCACAF Champions League campaign on Wednesday, Toronto FC will take on El Salvador's C.D. Aguila to begin hopefully another long run in the continent's top club football competition. The Salvadorans come into the match in good form after a rocky start to the Primera Division's Apertura.
Reds advanced to this tournament for the fourth consecutive time by lifting the Voyageurs Cup, awarded to the Canadian Championship winner. In Group 1, Toronto faces Mexico's Santos Laguna and CD Aguila of El Salvador. Both teams won the 2012 Clausura tournament in their respective nations.
TORONTO – Toronto FC may still be without a point in league play, but they are once again the Canadian champions.
With both sides reduced to 10 men in the second half, Reggie Lambe's late goal gave Toronto FC a 1-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday at BMO Field in the second leg of the Amway Canadian Championship finals in what proved to be an emotional, testy match.
VANCOUVER — Eric Hassli's 90th-minute howitzer ensured a 1-1 draw for the Vancouver Whitecaps against Toronto FC at BC Place on Wednesday, meaning the Amway Canadian Championship finals are all square at the halfway point of the series.
Toronto must have thought they had the first leg won, after a 66th-minute headed goal from Ryan Johnson — off Julian de Guzman's pinpoint cross — looked to be enough to give the Reds a slender advantage to take back to BMO Field.
TORONTO – The pressure has been on Toronto FC during their 0-8-0 start in MLS play. On Wednesday, they put the pressure on the Montreal Impact.
Applying pressure higher up was a change in approach for the Reds over recent outings, and the tactic helped them to a 2-0 victory in the second leg of the Amway Canadian Championship semifinals.
Toronto FC came to Québec for the first leg of their Amway Canadian Championship semifinal and shut out the Montreal Impact, holding them to a cautious 0-0 draw contested in front of 13,405 spectators on Wednesday night at the Olympic Stadium.