Toronto FC won 2-1 in the first of two 50 minute games against the New York Red Bulls in Bradenton on Friday afternoon.
The Reds made an impressive start with two goals in the first 15 minutes, including a strike from Argentine forward Pablo Vitti who was making his first appearance for Toronto. Vitti gave the Reds a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute after a move that included Marvell Wynne and Chad Barrett. Wynne played a through ball for Barrett to run onto and he fed Vitti who finished well past Red Bulls 'keeper Danny Cepero.
After setting up the first goal, Barrett doubled the lead within two minutes. New York gave up the ball in midfield allowing TFC's Gambian trialist Amadou Sanyang to pick up possession and play in Barrett who scored from 25 yards out.
Toronto held a 2-0 lead after the first 25 minute period of play.
New York reduced the deficit from the penalty spot in the 31st minute. John Wolyniec scored after TFC were penalized for handling the ball in the area.
Toronto defender Marvell Wynne saw his first action of preseason after missing previous games because he was part of the United States squad for World Cup Qualifying.
Three trialists started the game for Toronto; English defender Darren Kenton, and midfielders Michael McGlinchey and Amadou Sanyang.
Former Reds defender Kevin Goldthwaite was in the Red Bulls team but another ex Toronto player Andrew Boyens missed the match due to injury.
Game one TFC starting line-up
Stefan Frei, Darren Kenton, Marco Velez (Kevin Harmse 42), Jim Brennan, Marvell Wynne, Amadou Sanyang, Michael McGlinchey, Dwyane De Rosario, Sam Cronin, Chad Barrett, Pablo Vitti