Style points not withstanding, Toronto FC made Major League Soccer a perfect 5-for-5 in the CONCACAF Champions League group stage Thursday night.
Ryan Johnson and Julian de Guzman took advantage of shoddy defending to score goals three minutes apart midway through the first half, and TFC held on to defeat Tauro FC in Panama City, 2-1, in a Group C matchup.
The win came at a bit of a cost, as TFC striker Danny Koevermans was forced to leave the match, one that was littered with fouls and sloppy play, with an injury.
Nevertheless, TFC is level with FC Dallas atop the Group C table after the first of six group games. Los Angeles, Seattle and Colorado all won their first group matches and either own or have a share of the top spot in their respective groups as well.
Here are highlights from the match:
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