But the Reds responded just five minutes later with Jonathan Osorio and Jesús Jiménez playing a one-two before the Spanish forward curled his effort inside the far post for the equalizer – his fourth goal in seven matches.
Pozuelo scored what proved to be the winner in the 51st minute, navigating through several Union players just inside the box before beating Andre Blake with a left-footed low finish from 16 yards out.
- THE BIG PICTURE: Are Toronto FC officially back? The Reds are unbeaten in their last four with three wins and a road draw, with this triumph over the early Supporters’ Shield leaders the signature one of the Bob Bradley era. A loud crow and a moment of brilliance from Pozuelo, it all felt vintage TFC. The Union, who were the last undefeated team in MLS this season, had a five-match winning streak snapped and conceded for the first time since March 5. They’ll be just fine.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Pozuelo delivered the winner in prime Pozuelo fashion, deftly maneuvering through several Union players surely concerned about lunging in and conceding a penalty.
- MAN OF THE MATCH: Shane O’Neill had a strong performance in central defense, but on this night he’s an honorable mention. Pozuelo was the man. He completed 83.3 percent of his passes and scored the decisive goal on a sensational solo effort, reminding everyone why he was a Landon Donovan MVP winner in 2020.