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MLS Game Summary - Colorado at Toronto



(Saturday, July 10, 2010)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Toronto 1, Colorado 0

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Fuad Ibrahim's 61st-minute goal was enough to lead Toronto FC to a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids at BMO Field on Saturday.

The goal was Ibrahim's first of the season and it allows Toronto to extend its home unbeaten streak to eight games, while the Rapids lost for the first time in seven matches.

Neither side generated many chances in a slow-paced first half, but Toronto had the best scoring opportunity on the half-hour mark when Dwayne De Rosario's 30-yard effort went inches over the crossbar with Colorado goalkeeper Matt Pickens easily beaten.

The Rapids created a good chance right off the kickoff in the second half as Omar Cummings collected a loose ball near the penalty area and got to within eight yards of goal on the right before his shot was parried by Toronto goalkeeper Stefan Frei.

Cummings had another chance in the 58th minute when he headed a Danny Earls cross over the net from inside 10 yards.

However, the lone goal arrived in the 61st minute as Chad Barrett's left-wing cross was poorly dealt with by the Colorado defense, allowing Ibrahim to bring the ball down in the middle of the area and slot his shot easily past Pickens from close range.

Colorado substitute Claudio Lopez almost equalized with seven minutes to play when he lofted a long-range shot toward the net that forced Frei to make an acrobatic save near the crossbar, while TFC's Nick LaBrocca preserved the win by clearing the ball off his own goal line in stoppage time.

07/10 14:03:21 ET