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Giovinco, Vazquez and Chapman score as Toronto FC blanks Philadelphia Union 3-0

Toronto FC started the day in the Eastern Conference basement and finished it looking more like the team that won the MLS Cup last season.nfl jersey wholesalers

Victor Vazquez, Sebastian Giovinco and Jay Chapman scored as Toronto FC turned in a complete effort in Friday’s 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Union on a windy and chilly evening at BMO Field.

The host side had several regulars on the shelf with injuries, but still turned in a quality performance. Quick, precision passes were used to break down the Union defence and Toronto took advantage of its opportunities when it got in close.

Vazquez tallied in the 29th minute and Giovinco scored in the 65th — his first goal of the Major League Soccer season — as Toronto (2-4-1) earned its first league victory in five weeks. Chapman added an insurance goal in the 90th minute.118

“I thought it was a good disciplined, well-organized, composed performance,” said Toronto head coach Greg Vanney.

Toronto moved out of the Eastern cellar — leapfrogging Montreal and D.C. United — with the three points. Philadelphia fell to 2-4-2 on the season.

Toronto forward Jozy Altidore (hamstring) and defenders Drew Moor (quad), Justin Morrow (calf), Chris Mavinga (hamstring), Eriq Zavaleta (quad) and Nick Hagglund (hamstring) all sat out.

Coach Greg Vanney used a 4-1-4-1 formation with captain Michael Bradley anchoring a back line that included Gregory van der Wiel, Auro and Ashtone Morgan. The Union went with a 4-2-3-1 setup.

With the wind howling in the first half, Giovinco tested Andre Blake with a shot from distance that forced the Philadelphia goalkeeper to fully extend for the save.nike nfl jerseys from china

Toronto FC goalkeeper Alex Bono showed his form moments later.

He displayed quick reflexes to get a piece of the ball on a header by Union captain Alejandro Bedoya. The ball hit the bar and was cleared.

Giovinco helped set up the opening goal by finding Nicolas Hasler charging down the right side. Hasler fed the ball into the middle where it was deftly stroked into the corner by Vazquez.