Toronto FC and Columbus play out cagey draw

first_imgMLS Toronto FC and Columbus play out cagey scoreless draw Goal Last updated 1 year ago 11:07 11/22/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Michael Bradley Columbus Toronto MLS playoffs Trevor Ruszkowski MLS Columbus Crew v Toronto Toronto Columbus Crew Neither side could find the breakthrough in Columbus, leaving all to play for in the second leg Toronto FC and the Columbus Crew played out a tense 0-0 draw in the first leg of the Eastern Conference final at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus. The first half was a tight affair, with both teams feeling each other out and neither interested in throwing many men forward. Playing without suspended stars Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco, Toronto understandably struggled to get much going in the attacking third, instead focusing largely on containing the Crew.  Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The home side started to step on the gas more in the second half, but didn’t really test Alex Bono on the TFC goal until late in the match. Harrison Afful had a point-blank opportunity after a poor Drew Moor clearance but Bono was up to the challenge, making a sharp reflex save to preserve the scoreless draw. Alex Bono with the point-blank save. #CLBvTOR — ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) November 22, 2017 The two teams will reconvene in Toronto on Nov. 29 for the second leg.last_img read more