March 22, 2007 Toronto FC beat Coastal Carolina (from Toronto FC.ca)
Victory for TFC over Coastal Carolina
Prior to their first taste of MLS competition, Toronto FC warmed up for defending champions Houston Dynamo with a 2-0 victory over local university Coastal Carolina late Wednesday afternoon.
TFC took the victory over the hard-working hosts with two goals in the second half.
Alecko Eskandarian added to his preseason total by scoring on a left-footed strike in the 73rd minute, while just two minutes later, Abbe Ibrahim doubled Toronto's advantage on a breakaway.
Goalkeeper Greg Sutton played the first 75 minutes, while Tomer Chencinski came in to preserve the shutout and the win for Toronto.
Defender Marco Reda, who has been sidelined with a quad injury, saw his first game action in some time, while midfielder Ronnie O'Brien continues to improve his fitness after spending time out with a knee injury. The Ireland native played the full 90 minutes against Coastal Carolina.
TFC's preseason record now sits at 9-1-1 and the side is getting set to face some tough opponents in the Carolina Cup Challenge. Toronto will open the three-game tournament against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET. The following Wednesday, Toronto takes on the New York Red Bulls. They will wrap up the tournament on March 31 against hosts Charleston Battery.
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