Toronto FC 1, Philadelphia Union 2 | 2019 MLS Match Recap

Jamiro Monteiro scored his second MLS goal on a swift counter-attack in the 68th minute, and the Philadelphia Union solidified their spot atop the Eastern Conference with a professional 2-1 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday afternoon at BMO Field.

Chis Mavinga was also pressured into an early own goal by Kai Wagner's cross toward Fafa Picault to put the visitors in front en route to a third consecutive victory. They'll finish the weekend at worst tied for first on points with D.C. United, which could make up a three-point gap with a win Sunday but currently trails by six in the goal-differential tiebreaker.

Toronto playmaker Alejandro Pozuelo answered with a set piece strike shortly after the break. But the Reds couldn't find a second equalizer even after Jozy Altidore's return from a hamstring ailment in the 72nd minute, one partially marred by injury exits of Auro and Laurent Ciman.