Orlando City SC 0, Toronto FC 2 | 2019 MLS Match Recap
Jonathan Osorio scored on a spectacular solo effort and substitute Jay Chapman megged an unlucky Brian Rowe for a second to lift Toronto FC to a 2-0 victory over Orlando City SC on a steamy Saturday afternoon at Orlando City Stadium.
Rowe made seven saves in defeat for Orlando, which was kept off the scoresheet for the first time this season after forcing Westburg into only two saves.
His failure to keep Chapman's ferocious effort out from close range could hardly be faulted after several above-average denials, including one of Ayo Akinola just moments before.
- THE BIG PICTURE: The one knock against Toronto so far has been their at-times suspect defense, which had conceded 10 goals in its last four matches entering Week 10. Orlando, meanwhile, simply need to do better in front of their home fans; they're 2-3-1 this season in what should be one of the league's more imposing venues, even when it's not as muggy as it was Saturday.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: While Alejandro Pozuelo and the currently injured Jozy Altidore will get more league-wide praise for their technical ability, TFC fans have known for years Osorio is capable of moments like the ones he produced in the 65th minute. Orlando defenders Orioll Rosell and Lamine Sane also know after Osorio beat them to score against a club-record 21st MLS side in his career.
- MAN OF THE MATCH: Chris Mavinga. Eventually, the individual brilliance of Osorio and Chapman won the match. But it took repeated classy defending by Mavinga to bring the match to that point. He also nearly got an opening goal himself, forcing Rowe into a reaction denial.