MLS Game Summary - Real Salt Lake at Toronto FC|
(Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Toronto FC 1, Real Salt Lake 0
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Jim Brennan scored and Brian Edwards posted his
first shutout of the season, helping Toronto FC edge Real Salt Lake 1-0 at BMO
Field on Saturday to remain in contention for its first-ever playoff berth.
Toronto (10-10-9) held on after Brennan scored his second of the season in the
48th, a rare feat for a team that has allowed an MLS-high 15 goals in the last
15 minutes of games this season.
Real, which leads MLS with 17 goals after the 75th minute, also stayed in the
postseason hunt, but both teams will likely need help to secure a berth.
Toronto controlled the first half, and Amado Guevara had the two best scoring
chances. Guevara drilled a close-range effort off Real's Kyle Beckerman, and
later drilled the crossbar off a 22-yard free kick.
Brennan rewarded Toronto for its first-half performance just minutes into the
second half, latching onto a rebound to slot into the lower right in the 48th.
Real's Robbie Findley nearly drew his side level in the 72nd with a low drive
toward the left post, but Edwards made his best save of the match with a one-
Edwards had two shutouts in his rookie season last year, but Stefan Frei moved
into the starting roll this season for TFC before being sidelined by injury.
Edwards has started the last two games for Toronto.
Toronto visits Red Bull New York and Real hosts Colorado when both clubs wrap
up the regular season on Oct. 24.
10/17 19:36:16 ET