Things have gone from bad to worse for the New England Revolution at BMO Field as hosts Toronto FC doubled their advantage through Jamaican striker Ryan Johnson, leading 2-0. The Revolution managed to get the better of play in the middle of the first half but defensive lapses once again saw them concede a goal from a left-side cross.
Ashtone Morgan found himself in acres of space down the left and played another long cross towards goal. Danny Koevermans dove for a header at the near post but missed, but his attempt forced Matt Reis to commit to that post. The ball continued on to the far post, where Ryan Johnson surged in front of A.J. Soares and powered it home from point-blank. Johnson's run from deep was not picked up, and it appeared a miscommunication or blown assignment between Soares and Kelyn Rowe was the culprit.
New England nearly clawed one back with nearly the last kick of the half when Stephen McCarthy headed a Benny Feilhaber corner on frame from the near post, but Toronto goalkeeper Milos Kocic made an impressive save to keep the Revs off the scoreboard.
Right back Kevin Alston was replaced in the 40th minute by Florian Lechner. Alston appeared to injure himself in a challenge with Julian DeGuzman.