Sapong, Johnson lead Toronto to 1-0 victory over NYCFC
TORONTO (AP) — C.J. Sapong scored one minute into the second half and Sean Johnson made it stand up as Toronto FC blanked New York City FC 1-0 on Saturday night.
Richie Laryea had an assist on Sapong's first goal of the season.
Toronto (2-2-6) improves to 2-0-3 in its last five home matches. Toronto has lost just twice in its last 12 home contests, scoring multiple goals in 10 of them.
NYCFC (4-3-3) falls to 2-7-2 in its last 11 matches on the road, including the playoffs.
Toronto outshot NYCFC 11-5 with a 6-1 advantage in shots on target.
Johnson had one save in earning the clean sheet for Toronto. Luis Barraza had five saves for NYCFC.
The two teams have identical 6-6-7 records in the all-time series, but Toronto is 3-0-0 against NYCFC in playoff matches by a combined 9-1 score.
NYCFC travels to play Charlotte on Saturday. Toronto will remain home to host the New England Revolution on Saturday.
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