Lampard sends TFC to third straight loss
> NEW YORK CITY 2 > TORONTO FC 0
NEW YORK— Frank Lampard scored his first Major League Soccer goal and New York City FC beat Toronto FC 2-0 on Wednesday night to end a three-game losing streak.
New York City, now 8-14-7, won its first game since Aug. 13. Toronto FC, 11-13-4 and in fifth place in the East, has lost three straight games.
The Reds are closer to seventh place than they are to fourth-place Columbus.
Lampard, a former Chelsea and Manchester City midfielder, scored in the 20th minute. He settled R.J. Allen’s back-pass with his chest and rolled in a goal through traffic.
Lampard spent 13 seasons with Chelsea, won three Premier League titles and scored 176 goals in 599 games.
Patrick Mullins headed in Andrea Pirlo’s corner kick in the 77th.
Toronto had its chances but New York City keeper Josh Saunders made a diving save of Sebastian Giovinco’s deflected free kick in the 62nd minute and he punched Michael Bradley’s shot from distance over the crossbar in the 70th minute.
TFC is now seven points out of fourth place in the East, and nine out of first.
New England took over top spot when Kelyn Rowe broke a tie in the 65th minute to give the Revolution a 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls.
New England (13-9-7) won its sixth straight game, matching a club record. New York (13-8-6) lost for only the second time in its last10 matches.
Diego Fagundez scored in his fourth straight game for New England in the second minute.
Former Chelsea star Frank Lampard scored his first MLS goal against Toronto on Wednesday.