BY ADAM SERRANO
Just when you thought that things couldn't get any worse for Toronto FC.
TFC drew 2-2 against their Trillium Cup rivals the Columbus Crew in a match that saw Columbus goalkeeper Will Hesmer score the equalizer in the 92nd minute off a corner kick. It is the second time in MLS history that a goalkeeper has scored, the first since New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Danny Cepero scored against the Crew in 2008.
Amid the fan protests that mired the week that was for TFC, the Reds were able to take a 2-1 lead into halftime after goals by Maicon Santos and Jacob Peterson canceled out Chad Marshall's opener for the Crew. The second half was a brutal affair that saw TFC goalkeeper Jon Conway and the Crew's Steven Lenhart sent off after a goal line altercation.
Victory seemed assured for TFC until Hesmer's magic moment when he gathered the loose ball off a corner and slammed it into the back of TFC net. The goal allowed the Crew to maintain possession of the Trillium Cup once more over their rivals to the north.
With the victory, the Crew were able to keep pace with the New York Red Bulls for the top spot in the Eastern Conference and also have yet to lose when scoring first this season. The Crew will finish the season at Crew stadium against the Philadelphia Union. Toronto has yet to defeat Columbus in 11-games-played and will end a their poor season on the road against D.C. United.