Short-handed TFC stuns Columbus

Toronto FC celebrates midfielder Michael Bradley's goal in Columbus on Saturday. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

Toronto FC celebrates midfielder Michael Bradley's goal in Columbus on Saturday. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:15 PM ET

Missing four starters, against Major League Soccer's only perfect team, on the road, against an Eastern Conference foe Toronto FC's beaten twice in 19 tries.

No problem.

The Reds weren’t supposed to win here Saturday.

After TFC got run off the field at Salt Lake last weekend, most expected the worst against the unbeaten Columbus Crew provided the circumstances.

Instead, it brought the best out of the Michael Bradley-led Reds, who walked away confidently with a 2-0 win.

Bradley's early first-half opener held up as Toronto FC moved to 3-1-0 on a young season that has already been full of highs and lows.

After receiving a slipped-in pass from Mark Bloom in the 11th minute, the U.S. international walked in towards Crew goalie Steve Clark before blasting a grass cutter between his legs and into the far corner.

It was a game lacking chances.


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