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Toronto 2 Orlando City 1: Telfer scores late winner

A late goal from Ryan Telfer lifted Toronto to a 2-1 win over Orlando City in MLS on Friday.

Without suspended star Sebastian Giovinco, reigning MLS Cup champions Toronto claimed a much-needed win at BMO Field.

Cristian Higuita had cancelled out Jay Chapman's second-half opener, but the hosts found their winner through Telfer three minutes from time.

After Chapman put away a rebound in the 63rd minute, Orlando equalised through Higuita – who struck from 20 yards.

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But Telfer was the hero for Greg Vanney's men, the 24-year-old's powerful volley from an Auro cross enough to beat Joe Bendik.

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The win was Toronto's third of the MLS season and lifted them into ninth in the Eastern Conference, nine points behind fourth-placed Orlando.