Toronto FC 1-1 New York Red Bulls: Spoils shared in up-and-down contest
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The New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC played out a 1-1 draw at BMO Field.

Patryk Klimala gave the visitors a 46th-minute lead before Ralph Priso scored his first MLS goal in the 62nd minute to salvage a point for the Reds.

Story of the match

Shortly after kickoff, poor defending from Chris Mavinga and Omar Gonzalez set Wikelman Carmona off towards the Toronto goal. Despite the Veneuzelan being clean through, Reds goalkeeper Alex Bono prevented the danger.

It was then hosts' turn to have a go as Yeferson Soteldo  found himself in space and fired a well struck shot from the top of the box that was narrowly wide.

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A reply from the Red Bulls came minutes later through Carmona, but a perfectly timed block-tackle from Auro Jr. prevented a goal by the visitors. Soteldo’s driven cross from the edge of the area fell to Tsubasa Endoh, whose poor first touch let him down, the last significant action of the first half.

Just 30 seconds after halftime, the Red Bulls took the lead as an error by Gonzalez resulted in Klimala slotting past Bono. The Pole then nearly doubled the lead, but his header drifted wide of the net.

Dom Dwyer blew past a pair of New York defenders, but his shot went behind for a goal kick. The spark that the Reds needed was soon coming as Jozy Altidore was introduced and helped create the play that leveled the match.

As he looked to connect with Soteldo’s cross, he forced Red Bulls goalkeeper Carlos Coronel to come off of his line and tip the ball away. Priso found himself in the right place at the right time as he drove the ball into the back of the net to equalize for Toronto.

Both teams had chances to claim a winner as Endoh went just wide on a shot-cross, Fabio lashed into the side netting and Endoh played Altidore's lay-off with his shot blocked for a corner, which resulted in the American heading over to bring the match to a close.

Man of the Match: Michael Bradley

He didn't pop up on the scoresheet, but the numbers he did post explain why he was, by a mile, the best player on the field: he completed 88.2% of his passes and won 71.4% of his duels. No one, in red or white, had better numbers across the 90 minutes.

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