The Revs got out to a 3-0 deficit against Toronto early, and never were able to come back from it. Though the effort was there, along with a lack of luck, they were unable to get the job done in a late comeback attempt. Turner and Buchanan were missed greatly, and ultimately cost New England all three points.

MATCH EVENTS:

‘9 TFC GOAL Brad Knighton forgets how to play goalkeeper and watches Yeferson Soteldo round him and place it in the net for the lead NE: 0 TFC: 1

‘15 TFC GOAL It’s two as Farrell and Co. get caught on the break, Kemar Lawrence smashes it past the near post of Knighton NE: 0 TFC: 2

‘24 TFC GOAL How about a third, Tsubasa Endoh curls it home with an incredible finish to the top left corner from the edge of the box! NE: 0 TFC: 3

‘35 NE CHANCE Buksa’s header hits the crossbar, he leads the league in crossbar hits

‘37 NE CHANCE Just moments later, Gustavo Bou screams a shot off the right post and out

‘43 NE CHANCE Wide open in front of the goal, Brandon Bye mistimes his volley horribly and hits it too hard

‘55 TFC YELLOW CARD Marky Delgado

‘57 NE GOAL Carles Gil wins a free kick in a good area and curls it beautifully into the top left corner from the set piece NE: 1 TFC: 3

‘74 YELLOW CARD Tommy McNamara

‘79 NE GOAL Emmanuel Boateng with an immediate impact, he curls a left footed cross into the head of Buksa, he puts it home into the bottom left NE: 2 TFC: 3

FULLTIME NE: 2 TFC: 3

The Revs were not themselves in the first half without two of their best four players. The second half showed more of what’s to come and their real potential.

There’s nothing to worry about yet, as no Eastern Conference team has come close to passing the Revs, despite three games without a win. Orlando City lost 3-1 to Chicago Fire on the night, solidifying first place. The Revs get ten days off before visiting the Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Atlanta United on ESPN.

(Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

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