An old friend came back to haunt Toronto FC on Saturday at BMO Field.
Edson Buddle’s goal in the 77th minute was enough to stop the hot-and-cold Reds before a 1-0 Colorado win.
With both teams looking resigned to a draw throughout the 90 minutes, Colorado’s Dillon Powers skipped into the box before squaring to Buddle, who tucked his close-range effort underneath Julio Cesar to drop TFC’s record to 3-2-0 on the season.
With an injury list the size of a flight manifest, the Reds didn’t produce more than a half-chance throughout the game.
Toronto’s first chance of the match didn’t come until minutes before halftime when Mark Bloom whipped in a cross that Gilberto headed wide of goal.
Dwayne De Rosario watched his flick header float harmlessly over goal midway through the second half.
In place of an injured Michael Bradley, Kyle Bekker had TFC’s best chance in the 76th minute when he put a restart off the outside of the post.