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MLS Game Summary - Colorado at Toronto FC



(Wednesday, July 18, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Toronto FC 2, Colorado 1

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Andrew Wiedeman picked a fine time to net his first career Major League Soccer goal.

The 22-year-old was acquired from FC Dallas in exchange for Julian de Guzman last week. He made an instant impact with his new club, scoring the game- winner to help Toronto claim its third straight victory with a come-from- behind 2-1 defeat of the Colorado Rapids at BMO Field on Wednesday.

Conor Casey gave the visiting Rapids the lead in the 23rd minute, a lead that they held until the 51st minute when Ryan Johnson equalized for TFC.

The Reds ultimately took control of the match in the 67th minute when Wiedeman netted the telling goal to power TFC (5-11-4) to 19 points on the season, just one point shy of the Philadelphia Union for a place outside of the Eastern Conference cellar.

Colorado (7-12-1) has lost four straight, still stuck on 22 points in the Western Conference.

Toronto had the better of the early running, coming close to breaking the deadlock with some half-chances before being awarded a penalty kick in the second minute.

Referee Ismail Elfath immediately pointed to the spot after Luis Silva was pulled down by Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens, but Johnson failed to convert the ensuing kick, hammering his shot off the outside of the post.

Colorado settled into the match and eventually went in front when Hunter Freeman's cross was met with a header from Casey in the 23rd minute.

Toronto regrouped at halftime and got on level terms six minutes after the restart. Johnson made amends for his miss from the spot by collecting a loose ball outside the Rapids box and slipping a shot past the on-rushing Pickens.

The home side completed the comeback 16 minutes later when Doneil Henry cut the ball back from the endline for Wiedeman to fire a quick shot past Pickens from close range.

The Reds held on for the remainder of the match to improve to 3-5-2 at home this season.

Colorado returns to action Saturday with a crucial rivalry match at Real Salt Lake, while Toronto is off until July 28 when it welcomes the Houston Dynamo to BMO Field.

07/18 21:08:36 ET

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Local
Final
NCCU 55
DELST 54
 
Final
UNC 93
SYR 83
7:30pm Tonight
BRK 0
POR 0
7:30pm Tonight
NYK 0
SAC 0
4th
OKC 90
MIN 78
 
Final
MEM 103
ORL 94
 
Final
NOP 99
PHI 74
 
Half
UTA 31
BOS 55
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
DEN
Final
AMER 66
ARMY 68
 
Final
OU 59
CLST 56
 
Final
NCCU 55
DELST 54
 
Final
PBY 54
HIGH 63
 
Final
UNC 93
SYR 83
Final
DET 53
WRST 64
 
Final
NCAT 71
COPST 84
 
Final
SCST 65
HAMP 56
 
Final
COOK 42
HOW 45
 
Final
NWST 80
NICST 51
 
Final
NO 87
CARK 67
 
Final
CAMP 78
GWEBB 59
 
2nd
FAM 62
MDES 68
 
Final
INCWORD 86
MCNST 84
 
Final
SAV 54
NORST 70
 
Final
ABCHRIST 63
SHSU 80
 
Final
LAM 65
STEPH 82
 
Final
SELA 61
TAMCC 70
 
Final
VALPO 73
UWMIL 48
 
2nd
ALAAM 62
ALCOR 49
 
2nd
ALAST 41
SOUTH 45
 
2nd
ARKPB 68
PVU 40
 
2nd
ISU 53
TEX 39
 
2nd
MVSU 50
TXSOU 50