Toronto FC beats expansion FC Cincinnati 5-1
FILE - Toronto FC's Patrick Mullins (13) controls the ball against New England Revolution midfielder Luis Caicedo, left, in the first half of an MLS soccer match at Gillette Stadium, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Elise Amendola)
The Associated Press
Published Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:10PM EDT
CINCINNATI - Patrick Mullins scored in the 10th minute, Marco Delgado added a goal and an assist and Toronto FC beat expansion FC Cincinnati 5-1 on Saturday night.
Delgado deflected a pass by Cincinnati's Joseph-Claude Gyau directly to a streaking Mullins, who took one dribble before side-netting a left-footer from the top of the area to make it 1-0.
Nick DeLeon rifled home a low volley to double the advantage in the 21st minute, and Delgado headed home an entry by Alejandro Pozuelo to give Toronto a 3-0 lead in the 28th.
Michael Bradley scored in the 63rd minute, and Nicolas Benezet made it 5-0 in the 85th. Benezet, who signed with Toronto July 30, has scored in back-to-back games.
Emmanuel Ledesma capped the scoring on a penalty kick in the second minute of stoppage time.
Toronto (11-10-8) is unbeaten in its last five matches, dating to a 2-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls on Aug. 3. Cincinnati (5-21-3) has lost four in a row and is winless, with eight losses, in its last nine matches.