Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - The New England Revolution failed to move into
the top four in the Eastern Conference on Friday as the club was held to a 1-1
draw by Toronto FC at BMO Field.
The Revs took the lead inside of two minutes through Diego Fagundez, but
Andrew Wiedeman canceled out the early strike for TFC with a goal of his own
in first-half stoppage time.
New England finds itself in fifth place after Friday's result, one point back
of fourth-place Philadelphia.
Kelyn Rowe had a big hand in the opening tally when he cut his way through the
Toronto defense and had his initial shot saved by TFC goalkeeper Joe Bendik.
However, Rowe collected his own rebound and slid the ball across to Fagundez,
who was left with a simple tap-in for his ninth goal of the season.
Fagundez almost doubled his tally a few minutes later, but Bendik did well to
tip the ball past the post to keep his side within a goal.
Wiedeman equalized on the stroke of halftime when he fired home a loose ball
after a scramble in the New England box, and things got physical after the
break as both sides received numerous cautions.
But Toronto left the field on Friday feeling as though the team had been
robbed of three points as Steven Caldwell headed home a free kick in the 88th
minute, only for the goal to be ruled out for a debatable foul decision.