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MLS Sunday review: Toronto FC ease to victory against lowly Chivas USA


Toronto FC were able to take advantage of the struggling team of MLS, Chivas USA, by overcoming Wilmer Cabrera’s squad at BMO Field on Sunday, the only MLS contest at the end of the weekend.

Jonathan Osorio started the nice buildup of the first goal by advancing the ball to Gilberto, whose back-heel flick to Jackson positioned the midfielder in the right spot to bury his fourth goal of the season.

In the added time before the half, Michael Bradley curled a corner kick into the box and Nick Hagglund headed the ball into the center of the box, landing right at the feet of Luke Moore. The Englishman buried his attempt from close range. Chivas goalkeeper Dan Kennedy had no chance to save the shot.

The third and final score arrived in the 54th minute off a corner kick once more. The kick skidded across the face of the net, redirected by Bradley, and then the ball bounced right to Gilberto, who capped another easy finish for the Reds.

Chivas enjoyed numerous chances, 10 shots overall, but failed to get their endeavors on frame with only two shots on goal counted. Offensive fluidity was swayed in Toronto’s favor, and the Canadian squad held about 58 percent of possession.

Toronto is only three points back from the Eastern Conference’s fifth-place playoff spot. Last-place Chivas USA exists on the non-playoff track again this year.