Luke Moore scores in 84th minute to lead Toronto FC over Columbus Crew
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Luke Moore scored in the 84th minute to give Toronto FC a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night.
Moore's winner came on a header off a corner kick by Collen Warner. It came just three minutes after Columbus (6-8-9) tied it at 2 when Justin Meram's cross confused Toronto goalkeeper Joe Bendik and ended up in the net.
A tepid first half finished with a flurry. In the 43rd minute Gilberto opened the scoring, depositing a perfectly placed feed by Moore past Bendik with his left foot. Then in second minute of first-half stoppage time, Toronto was awarded a penalty kick and Federico Higuain made no mistake, burying the shot in the lower right corner.
Toronto (9-7-5) broke the tie in the 59th minute. Tony Tchani's original shot was blocked by goalkeeper Steve Clark, but Jonathan Osorio made good on the rebound to make it 2-1.