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Aug 22, 2015 at 9pm UK at BMO Field
Toronto
5-0
Orlando City
Delgado (46'), Giovinco (57'), Morrow (71'), Altidore (83' pen., 85')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Ramos (36'), Winter (82')

Result: Toronto thrash nine-man Orlando City

Toronto cruise to a 5-0 triumph as Orlando City lose two players to red cards in a one-sided encounter at BMO Field.

Toronto have climbed up to fourth in the Eastern Conference after recording a 5-0 triumph over Orlando City, who finished with nine men at BMO Field.

Despite Orlando staying in touch with the hosts for much of the first half, a straight red card shown to Rafael Ramos proved to be the turning point as Toronto beat the Florida-based franchise for the second time in three weeks.

The early signs were promising for Toronto as Jackson tested Tally Hall with a powerful long-range strike, before Marco Delgado wasted a good chance by firing over from inside the box.

After soaking up long spells of pressure from the home side, a moment of controversy 10 minutes before the break damaged Orlando's hopes of claiming a positive result as the referee shocked the visitors by showing a red card to Ramos, who had caught Justin Morrow with a tackle from behind.

Toronto capitalised on having a man extra in the opening minute of the second half when Michael Bradley ended a fine run by picking the perfect pass to find Delgado, who kept his composure to break the deadlock with a simple finish.

Sebastian Giovinco stepped up to double the lead with a stunning free kick from the edge of the box as the Orlando challenge quickly faded after the interval.

It was one-way traffic for long spells as the Canadian fans enjoyed a dominant side, and the influential Bradley made an impact once again by evading a couple of challenges before crossing to allow Morrow to add the finishing touch to the third goal.

More disappointment would follow for Orlando late on as Adrian Winter became the second player to receive a red card for a second bookable offence after bringing down Robbie Findley in the box, which allowed substitute Jozy Altidore to fire home from the penalty.

Toronto completed an emphatic victory just two minutes later when Altidore reacted quickest to score his second after Findley had been denied.

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Tables

Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1New England RevolutionNew England28195453332062
2Nashville SCNashville261112344242045
3New York City FCNY City26116944301439
4Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia2510873225738
5Orlando City2610883738-138
6DC United26114114538737
7CF MontrealMontreal2610793732537
8Atlanta UnitedAtlanta269983531436
9Columbus Crew2797113236-434
10Inter MiamiInter Miami2595112540-1532
11New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls2586113129230
12Chicago Fire2766152643-1724
13FC CincinnatiCincinnati2548132648-2220
14Toronto2647152851-2319

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1New England RevolutionNew England28195453332062
2Nashville SCNashville261112344242045
3New York City FCNY City26116944301439
4Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia2510873225738
5Orlando City2610883738-138
6DC United26114114538737
7CF MontrealMontreal2610793732537
8Atlanta UnitedAtlanta269983531436
9Columbus Crew2797113236-434
10Inter MiamiInter Miami2595112540-1532
11New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls2586113129230
12Chicago Fire2766152643-1724
13FC CincinnatiCincinnati2548132648-2220
14Toronto2647152851-2319

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