It was another rainy day in Toronto at BMO Field on Saturday, as the New England Revolution paid a visit to Toronto FC. The Reds were coming into the game fresh off a bye week and had several key players back in the starting lineup, including Jermain Defoe. The Revs on the other hand, had a difficult game last week against the defending Champions, Sporting KC, but were able to pull off a big 2-0 win.
The pitch conditions were far from ideal, but that didn't stop Toronto FC from getting off to a flying start. Despite it being only the third time designated players, Gilberto and Defoe started up top together, the two were able to generate some decent opportunities early on.
The Brazilian striker, Gilberto, looked very lively throughout the first half, and had two good chances on goal inside five minutes. However, it was another Brazilian, Jackson, who opened the scoring in the 6th minute. Jackson`s long -range effort was deflected off of New England defender, A.J Soares, to find the back of Bobby Shuttleworth`s net.