Alejandro Romerro "Kaku" Gamarra guided the ball over the goal line in the 70th minute and the New York Red Bulls boosted their Supporters' Shield hopes with a 2-0 victory over a Toronto FC club that desperately needed three points in their last-gasp pursuit of a playoff spot.
Luis Robles made four saves for the Red Bulls, who preserved the clean sheet after allowing three goals in consecutive matches. Derrick Etienne added an insurance goal in second-half stoppage time..
Bradley Wright-Phillips helped set up both goals, but picked up a late yellow card that marred the result slightly for the hosts. He will now be suspended for next Sunday's home match against Atlanta United, which began the weekend four points in front of New York in the teams' chase for the Shield.
Tosaint Ricketts and Victor Vazquez came closest to scoring for Toronto, which entered Saturday nine points beneath the playoff line and now only has five matches remaining.
- 70' - RBNY - Alejandro Romerro Gamara
- 90'+3' - RBNY -.Derrick Etienne
- Sunday, Sept. 30 vs. Atlanta United (1 pm ET | ESPN - full TV & streaming info)