Toronto FC beats Minnesota United 3-2 for 6th straight win

TORONTO - Tosaint Ricketts broke a tie in the 77th minute and Toronto FC beat Minnesota United 3-2 on Saturday to push its club-record winning streak to six games.

Toronto (7-1-4) overcame injuries to Sebastian Giovinco and Nick Hagglund, and Jason Hernandez's illness.

Jozy Altidore set up the winning goal with a run down the left flank, beating several defenders before sending in the cross that found Ricketts' head.

Ricketts, coming off the bench, scored both goals in a 2-1 comeback victory at Columbus on Wednesday night.

Giovinco, returning from a heel injury, scored from the penalty spot in the 20th minute for his sixth of the season. The Italian left in the 44th minute as precautionary measure after feeling tightness in his quad. He was replaced by Altidore.

Kevin Molino scored twice for expansion Minnesota (3-6-2). He tied it in the 52nd minute only to see Toronto pull back into the lead on Christian Ramirez's own goal two minutes later. Molino tied it again in the 62nd minute, tapping in a rebound after Alex Bono saved his penalty.

Hernandez was replaced by Eriq Zavaleta at halftime. Fellow defender Hagglund hobbled off in the second half with what appeared to be a leg injury.

Toronto was playing with 10 men when Minnesota tied it at 2 with Hagglund off. Victor Vazquez eventually came on in the 65th minute to bring the numbers back up.

© 2017 Associated Press


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