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Toronto's Vitti Breaks Drought Against Red Bulls
MLSnet.com , June 25th, 2009 2:30PM

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After 13 games played and no goals scored, Toronto FC striker Pablo Vitti drew criticism and doubts about his future with the club. But Vitti finally broke his goalscoring doubt on Wednesday with a header that opened the scoring in Toronto's 2-0 win over New York.

Toronto wore alternate pink jerseys in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. "I'm going to maybe ask for the jersey so I can score more goals in the future," joked the Argentine Vitti through a translator. "I was happy. I was looking for the goal for a long time, and finally I got it."

It was the third win in a row for Toronto, and its second victory in 11 days over New York, which TFC also beat 2-1 on June 13. With those two wins against the Red Bulls sandwiched around Toronto's Nutrilite Canadian Championship-winning 6-1 triumph in Montreal last Thursday, TFC is in good form. The three-game win streak comes on the heels of a three-game losing streak, when the Toronto forwards (particularly Vitti and Chad Barrett) were criticized not putting away a multitude of scoring chances. But Barrett scored the tournament-clinching goal in Montreal, and on Wednesday Vitti scored a goal that should prove crucial to his confidence. In spite of some of the criticism Vitti had faced from the fans, the BMO Field faithful gave him a raucous ovation following his goal, even chanting his name. "That encouraged me and gave me a lot of confidence," Vitti said. "Not just from the fans, but also from my teammates. It was great."

 

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