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2016 USA Major League Soccer, Regular Season 2016
  • Tosaint Ricketts (68')

Tosaint Ricketts scores first MLS goal as Toronto FC beats Real Salt Lake

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Video via MLS: Toronto FC 1-0 RSL (3:55)

Canadian international Tosaint Ricketts scored his first MLS goal to lead Toronto FC to victory over Real Salt Lake. (3:55)

TORONTO -- Tosaint Ricketts scored his first Major League Soccer goal to help Toronto FC beat Real Salt Lake 1-0 on Wednesday night.

Toronto's won its third straight to move into sole possession of second place in the Eastern Conference. The Reds are unbeaten in eight games in a row at home.

Goalkeeper Alex Bono's free kick in the 68th minute was redirected by Jozy Altidore to Ricketts, who beat a challenging Nick Rimando to the left side. Ricketts, from Edmonton, Alberta, was making his third career MLS appearance after signing with Toronto on July 20. The 28-year-old subbed in for forward Jordan Hamilton in the 56th minute.

Bono made a big save in the 77th minute to preserve the lead, executing a perfect challenge on Juan Manuel Martinez in the area, en route to his third shutout of the season.

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 LAFC 25 +42 58
2 Minnesota United FC 26 +8 42
3 LA Galaxy 26 -3 41
4 Real Salt Lake 26 +4 40
5 Seattle Sounders FC 26 +1 40
6 San Jose Earthquakes 25 +4 38
7 Portland Timbers 25 +3 37
8 FC Dallas 27 +3 37
9 Houston Dynamo 26 -6 31
10 Sporting Kansas City 26 -6 31
11 Colorado Rapids 26 -9 27
12 Vancouver Whitecaps 27 -18 27

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atlanta United FC 26 +15 45
2 Philadelphia Union 27 +8 45
3 New York City FC 24 +13 41
4 DC United 27 +1 39
5 New York Red Bulls 26 +5 38
6 New England Revolution 26 -7 35
7 Montreal Impact 27 -11 34
8 Orlando City SC 27 0 34
9 Toronto FC 26 -2 34
10 Chicago Fire 28 +2 33
11 Columbus Crew SC 27 -12 27
12 FC Cincinnati 26 -35 18