Toronto FC lose 5th straight as Orlando City win on stoppage-time goal

Kyle Smith scored in the second minute of second-half stoppage time as Orlando City SC cruised to a 1-0 win over Toronto FC on Saturday in Toronto.

Smith headed a corner from Alexandre Pato inside the far post.

Orlando (6-4-2, 20 points) improved to 3-1-2 on the road. Toronto (3-7-2, 11 points) has lost five in a row — the last three by shutout and two straight last-minute games after allowing a 90th-minute goal to the Vancouver Whitecaps last week.

Both teams struggled to get the ball on target and missed close passes in the first half. Orlando had seven shots in the first 45 minutes, but only one was on goal as Toronto had one of three attempts to get on goal.

In the fourth minute, Toronto winger Jayden Nelson missed Jesus Jimenez in the box with a cross and a minute later Orlando midfielder Facundo Torres fired a long-range shot that went past the right of the net .

The Lions started to generate more as the half progressed. In the 12th minute, Junior Urso’s sliding shot from the bottom right side of the penalty area hit the outside of the net. Ruan’s 17th-minute cross was an easy save for Reds keeper Alex Bono and, a minute later, Torres’ cross from the left side aimed at Ercan Kara went too far in front.

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Orlando City SC hand Toronto FC their 5th consecutive loss

Kyle Smith’s 92nd-minute header gave Orlando a 1-0 victory over Toronto FC.

Toronto had a pair of chances midway through the period. Luca Petrasso’s shot from inside the box in the 19th minute was blocked by Ruan and in the 24th minute Orlando goalkeeper Pedro Gallese stopped a Jimenez shot from distance.

The visitors had one of their best chances in the 39th minute from a free kick from midfielder Mauricio Pereyra but Bono leaped in to get his hands on the ball to keep it out of the net.

Orlando came out firing early in the second half, Torres taking a feed from Kara but was stopped by Bono.

In the 50th minute, Gallese leveled his counterpart with a diving save on a long shot from Reds striker Deandre Kerr.

An open Kerr nearly struck in the 67th minute just outside the box, but the shot rolled just past outside the left post.

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