Toronto FC is certainly not having the season they want, but they were able to put some balm on their wound on Saturday at BMO Field, defeating Atlanta United 2-1.
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Ralph Priso-Mbongue, who came on in the 62nd minute in place of Jonathan Osorio, got the home crowd going almost a quarter of an hour later when his strike from outside the penalty area frayed a path into the opposing net.
For his part, Osorio, even if he was no longer in the field, had already contributed to the gain of his people. From the eighth minute, he performed a maneuver in the opposing area before shaking the ropes.
Luiz Araujo, in the 57th minute, provided the reply for the visitors.
Mukhtar double benefits Nashville SC
In Washington, Germany's Hany Mukhtar scored twice in Nashville SC's 3-1 win over D.C. United.
The 27-year-old athlete first took advantage of a fine passing game from his teammates, in stoppage time in the first half, before putting the finishing touch by pushing the ball into a gaping cage.
On his return to the field, in the 50th minute to be precise, Mukhtar played luck, he who saw his shot deflect on an opposing defender, before falling into the net of the crowd favorites.
Former CF Montreal Daniel Lovitz opened the scoring for the winners in the sixth minute of play, while Taxiarchis Fountas provided the answer for D.C. United in the 59th.
Domination des Sounders
In Seattle, the Sounders gave Kansas City Sporting no chance, beating them 3-0.
Will Bruin (8th minute) opened the ball for the crowd favorites in the first half, while Jordan Morris (71st minute) and Cristian Roldan (76th minute) also scored.
Home side keeper Stefan Frei only had to signal once to sign the shutout, as his teammates led eight to one in shots on target.