Toronto FC break the record for most points in a MLS season

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 22: Carlos Carmona
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 22: Carlos Carmona /

It was quite the atmosphere at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, as Atlanta United and Toronto FC squared off in the final match of the regular season.

There was a lot of anticipation for the finale of the regular season for Toronto FC fans . After matching the MLS record for points in a season, Toronto had a chance to set the record against Atlanta United.

The Reds did just that as they found a way to make history, in a thrilling 2-2 draw against United.

Starting Lineup

Match Recap

To start off the match of the year, Jozy Altidore got sent in from the midfield and hammered a strike past Brad Guzan. Unfortunately, Altidore’s run was ruled offside.

Just 10 minutes later however, Altidore was given another opportunity. Sebastian Giovinco started the cycle with a back heel pass which eventually sent Altidore into the box. Guzan just got a piece of Altidore’s strike to keep it at 0-0.

Another 10 minute span saw Atlanta earn a penalty kick. A cross was sent into the Toronto box that had to be cleared away from Yamil Asad.

The refs might have seen some elbow contact from the Reds’ defender, but no Atlanta player disputed the original call. Regardless, Asad sent his penalty with power past Alex Bono, to make it 1-0.

Giovinco nearly had the first breakthrough for Toronto FC, as he was sent in with a beautiful play by Jonathan Osorio. Unfortunately for the Italian striker, Guzan came up big again to deny the MLS great in one-on-one fashion.

To start off the second half, Drew Moor won the ball back in midfield and lobbed it in for Altidore, who chipped it over Guzan for the game-tying goal.

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Jozy was all over the place in this contest. Toronto won some space on the far side and a beautiful ball was sent in towards Altidore, but his shot was tipped wide by Guzan.

Miguel Almiron played a ball towards Hector Villalba who sent in a cross for dangerous attacker Josef Martinez, for him to deflect past Bono to regain the lead. It really was a great play.

With probably the goal of the season, Giovinco earned a free kick and somehow put it off the bar and in, to tie things up. That amazing strike is why Seba has the reputation of being the best player in the MLS, bar none.

United would be given one more opportunity, as Almiron crossed the ball into the area. Anton Walkes connected with the ball, but the save was even better from Bono.

Final: TFC 2-2 Atlanta


TFC did it! They now hold the record for most points in a MLS season with 69, one point over the 98′ LA Galaxy who finished with 68.

This team is a force to be reckoned with within MLS, and it will be truly remarkable if they can keep this dominant form going in the playoffs.

The atmosphere was superb, the players were incredible, and that all resulted in one of the best soccer matches I’ve ever seen. Giovinco’s free kick had me (and probably most TFC fans) going absolutely nuts.

It was like watching the MLS Finals. Speaking of which, I hope these two teams meet again this season.

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