Like in many games so far this season, one mistake cost Toronto FC dearly.
As a result, the club’s winless skid stretched to nine games following a 1-0 home loss to the Columbus Crew on Saturday afternoon.
The Reds failed to corral Dominic Oduro in the 42nd minute and the speedy attacker took a fine through ball from game MVP Federico Higuain, split two defenders, and lofted a shot past a charging Joe Bendik.
Besides his fine assist, Higuain hit the crossbar and right post behind Bendik in a strong display.
Meanwhile, the Reds, now 1-6-5 in another season that’s quickly gone sideways, could generate little dangerous offensive play.
Striker Robert Earnshaw was a thorn in the side of the visitors early, getting in close but not managing any quality attempts on three opportunities and later took a free kick from just outside the box that was handled by Andy Gruenebaum.