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tenure as manager of the beleaguered Toronto FC didnt begin under the best of
conditions. The team had less than a weeks time to adjust to a new boss and
offensive formation before setting down for Saturdays game at Livestrong
Sporting Park, where Sporting Kansas City has one of the best home records in
MLS this season. All that proved too much for Toronto, which fell 2-0 and
suffered its league-high 10th loss of the season. C.J. Sapong and Julio Cesar
scored goals for Sporting KC in the first half in front of a packed and
boisterous crowd of 20,488. “We worked on a lot of stuff this week,” said
Mariner, who took over for Aron Winter as Toronto FC manager earlier in the week
and immediately shifted the teams offensive formation from a 4-3-3 to a 4-4-2.
“I thought the team showed tremendous strength of character in the second half.
The second half was excellent.” True, Toronto played the equal, or even better,
than Sporting KC over the final 45 minutes. But by then, it had already spotted
the home team two goals. From the opening kickoff, Sporting KC imposed its will
offensively and put the Toronto FC defence on its heels. Keeping especially busy
was defender Doneil Henry, who was able to clear away several Sporting crosses
into the Toronto penalty area early. It was a clearance Henry missed, however,
that ended with Sporting taking a lead it wouldnt relinquish. Sporting KC
newcomer Jacob Peterson, who joined the club in the off-season, fired a hard
cross from the right side across the penalty area. Henry was waiting, but his
attempt at getting a piece of the ball missed, and Sapong buried a shot past
goalkeeper Milos Kocic for his fifth goal of the season and a 1-0 lead. Toronto
was without a shot until the 30th minute, when midfielder Eric Avila took a
high-arching pass from Torsten Frings near midfield, got behind the Sporting
defence and keeper Jimmy Nielsen. But Avilas shot toward an open net caromed off
the left post straight across the goal mouth and off the right post before being
cleared by KC defender Aurelien Collin. Its just been that kind of season thus
far for Toronto, 1-10-0 and in last in the Eastern Conference. “Ive hit one
post, but never two,” Avila said. “Seeing it hit one post, I thought it was in.
It was heartbreaking. If it goes in, its 1-1, and who knows what happens.” Five
minutes later, Torontos fortunes turned even worse when a corner kick from
Sportings Graham Zusi found the foot of Cesar at the far post. Kocic had no
chance at the save as Cesars bullet shot found the upper-right corner. Toronto
had its best scoring chance in the 70th minute when Luis Silva, a second-half
sub, threaded a beautiful pass through to a breaking Danny Koevermans, who was
looking for a goal for the third straight MLS game. But Nielsen got his left
foot on Koevermans shot, knocking the ball harmlessly over the endline. “We came
into a tremendous venue against a great team, give up two goals in the first
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