FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Toronto FC’s game at New England Revolution was delayed nearly 90 minutes by bad weather on Wednesday.
Kickoff at Gillette Stadium was scheduled for 7 p.m. ET but was pushed back to 8:28 p.m. due to lighting strikes in the area.
Toronto (1-8-2) came into the game mired in the 27-team MLS basement, having lost six straight games and gone winless in seven. TFC was 19 points behind Eastern Conference-leading New England at kickoff and ranked last in the league on defence, conceding 2.45 goals a game.
Assistant coach Javier Perez was in charge of Toronto, which fired first-year coach Chris Armas in the wake of Saturday’s 7-1 loss at D.C. United. It represented the heaviest defeat in club history.
Having picked up just one point on a two-game road trip, New England (7-2-3) was happy to be back at Foxboro Stadium despite the weather,
The Revs, the only MLS team yet to drop points at home this season, were off to the best home start in club history (5-0-0) and had won seven straight at Gillette Stadium, including the playoffs, since dropping a 2-1 decision to Philadelphia on Oct. 19.
The New England club record of eight straight wins at home was set in 2004-05.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 7, 2021
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