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De Rosario, Houston Shutout in Toronto
Toronto Star, May 17th, 2007 3:31PM

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Toronto FC Wednesday night won its second in a row, beating 2006 MLS champ Houston, 1-0, at BMO Field. Most important, TFC coach Mo Johnston said, was the team's first shutout of the year. "We had the clearer chances, but I'm more pleased at not giving up any goals, because we've worked hard, very hard, over the last two or three weeks in terms of defense," he said after the match. Andy Welsh got the goal on a header in the 25th minute from a Ronnie O'Brien free kick. The victory lifted Toronto out of last place in the Eastern Conference for the first time this year.

It was a bittersweet homecoming for Dwayne De Rosario and Pat Onstad, as the Dynamo created little in the way of clear chances, failing to score for the fourth time in six matches so far this year. "We played well, we moved the ball well, but in the final third we just didn't finish," said De Rosario, who grew up just outside of Toronto. "When you don't finish and another team finishes you're going to lose."

De Rosario had reserved 1,900 tickets for friends and family for last night's game, but it was a disappointing performance from the reigning Canadian Player of the Year, thanks in large part to an excellent performance from rookie Maurice Edu in the holding midfield position. "It's hard to shut [De Rosario] down because he's a quality player," Edu said. "We tried to limit his touches going forward and get him to play back. When we got him to do that we were more successful."

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