Late Score by Pablo Piatti lift Toronto FC to 1-0 win over Atlanta United

Photo Courtesy of Atlanta United • Atlanta United at Toronto FC on October 18, 2020

The Five Stripes fell 1-0 to Toronto FC Sunday night at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field. Brad Guzan made five saves and was minutes away from his sixth clean sheet of the season, but Toronto found a late goal in the 89th minute to walk away with the win.

Interim head coach Stephen Glass made a pair of substitutions at halftime bringing on Designated Players Ezequiel Barco and Marcelino Moreno. The pair combined well in Toronto’s half, but neither was able to threaten goalkeeper Quentin Westberg.

“The performance level and the work rate of the players, they deserved a lot more out of the game. Everybody can see the performance level they put in tonight was incredible against one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference and probably one of the top teams in the country.” said Glass. “The guys can be happy with the performance level, but we are obviously very disappointed not to get one or three points out of it tonight. I think if we can that performance level in the games we have left, hopefully we will be well situated come playoff time.”

Atlanta United (5-10-4, 19 points) returns to action Saturday, Oct. 24 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium against D.C. United (4:00 p.m., FOX Sports Southeast.