FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Matias Laba scored his first career MLS goal in the second minute and Toronto FC held off the New England Revolution 1-0 Sunday.
Laba, a native of Argentina playing in his first MLS season, tip-toed past a trio of New England defenders to score the go-ahead goal.
Laba stole the ball from New England defender Jose Goncalves, turned Revolution defender Stephen McCarthy around atop the right corner of the box and then uncorked a shot that was blocked by New England defender Scott Caldwell.
Laba stayed with the play and nudged the ball past a sliding New England defender Andrew Farrell.
Toronto (4-10-8) won its second straight match after going winless in its previous six (0-3-3).
The victory was just the second for Toronto in New England in 11 trips.