22 Aug Toronto FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps – Football Match Report – August 21, 2020
Defender Richie Laryea scored the lone aim as Toronto FC recorded a 1-Zero victory over the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps on Friday night time to stay unbeaten in regular-season play this season.
Toronto stretched its franchise-record unbeaten streak in regular-season matches to 17 (8-0-9).
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It was the second straight sport through which Toronto FC blanked the Whitecaps. Toronto gained 3-0 on Tuesday.
Ahead Alejandro Pozuelo recorded the help to boost his league-leading rely in that class to seven.
Quentin Westberg made one save for his second straight shutout and third of the season. Toronto FC held a 14-6 edge in photographs.
Toronto (4-0-3, 15 factors) is one level behind the first-place Columbus Crew within the Japanese Convention.
Vancouver (2-5-0, six factors) positioned simply two photographs on goal — one in every sport — within the back-to-back losses to Toronto.
The Whitecaps had possession for simply 32.Eight % of Friday’s match. That represented an enchancment from Tuesday’s defeat after they had the ball for simply 24.Eight % of the time whereas being out-shot 24-4.
Laryea’s aim was his third of the season and it got here within the 15th minute. A move by Pozuelo caromed off the leg of a Vancouver participant and over to Laryea and his right-footed shot sailed previous Whitecaps goalkeeper Thomas Hasal.
The Whitecaps’ solely shot on aim got here within the 39th minute when Westberg made a close-range save on defender Jake Nerwinski’s right-footed shot.
Vancouver obtained a free kick when Pozuelo was referred to as for a late yellow card. Whitecaps defender Ali Adnan took the kick within the 87th minute however his boot crashed into midfielder Michael Bradley as a part of the Toronto wall to negate the chance.
Pozeulo had an opportunity to make it 2-Zero with two minutes left when he broke in alone on aim. As he approached Hasal, he tried to elevate the shot up excessive however the goalie leaped up and swatted it away along with his proper hand.
Hasal made seven saves for Vancouver.