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MLS Preseason 2020: Toronto FC storms past Colorado Rapids with 4-0 win

Four different goalscorers found net for Toronto FC in a lopsided 4-0 preseason win over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday in Irvine, Calif. 

The game featured two 60-minute halves, and the first allowed Toronto to flex their muscle. Venezuelan winger Erickson Gallardo opened the scoring in the 20th minute, only for Jozy Altidore to tally in the 46th minute and Jonathan Osorio to score in the 49th minute.

Carrying a 3-0 lead into the second half, the Reds added a fourth in the 67th minute via a first-time finish from Homegrown winger Jacob Shaffelburg.

The end result served as Colorado’s first defeat of the preseason, with their other two matches coming against a college program and USL Championship team. Meanwhile, it was Toronto’s first preseason match of 2020 and arrives nearly three months after they fell in the 2019 MLS Cup final to the Seattle Sounders

Up next, the Rapids will face the New England Revolution on Feb. 12 at Dignity Health Sports Park. For TFC, a tilt with LAFC awaits on Feb. 12 at Banc of California Stadium.

Goals

  • 20’ – TFC – Erickson Gallardo
  • 46’ – TFC – Jozy Altidore
  • 49’ – TFC – Jonathan Osorio
  • 67’ – TFC – Jacob Shaffelburg

Lineups

Colorado first-half XI: Andre Rawls; Keegan Rosenberry, Lalas Abubakar, Drew Moor, Deklan Wynne; Nicolas Mezquida, Jack Price, Kellyn Acosta; Sam Nicholson, Kei Kamara, Robin Afamefuna

Toronto first-half XI: Quentin Westberg; Justin Morrow, Omar Gonzalez, Chris Mavinga, Auro Jr.; Jonathan Osorio, Marky Delgado, Liam Fraser; Alejandro Pozuelo, Erickson Gallardo, Jozy Altidore

Colorado second-half XI: Clint Irwin; Jeremy Kelly, Danny Wilson, Auston Trusty, Sam Vines; Sebastian Anderson, Braden Fidalek, Cole Bassett; Andre Shinyashiki, Niki Jackson, Jonathan Lewis

Toronto second-half XI: Alex Bono; Terique Mohammed, Laurent Ciman, Eriq Zavaleta, Richie Laryea; Adolfo Ovalle, Noble Okello, Tsubasa Endoh; Ayo Akinola, Jacob Shaffelburg, Patrick Mullins

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