The Lions have played 26 games this season. Next up is a home game against Montreal next Saturday before a September 5 game at Seattle. Their only mode of getting the ball forward was sending long balls toward Larin, but the Canadian rookie was so isolated up top that these attempts yielded little success. The red card seemed harsh from referee José Carlos Rivero, as Ramos did not go in with studs up and probably should have received a booking for the foul at worst, but such is life for Orlando City in 2015.
As a result, the Reds got off to a strong start in the second 45, beginning with Marco Delgado’s finish in the 46th minute. Bradley was again the architecture of the goal as the midfielder linked up with the entire Toronto midfield, before slipping through the Orlando defense, and setting up Morrow who simply tapped the ball into an empty net, to seal the game for the Reds.
Bradley nearly provided a second in the 50th minute when the midfielder sent Jonathan Osorio through on goal, however his shot was well saved by Hall, and Bradley’s rebounded effort sailed harmlessly high over the bar. Bradley picked up the ball and charged up the left side without too much of a challenge, scooted past a sliding Aurélien Collin in the box and passed back across the box to Marky Delgado, who one-timed a shot home.
And just as he did earlier this month, Sebastian Giovinco padded Toronto’s advantage with a stunning free kick, guiding his right-footer over the wall, from the left-edge of the arc, and in off the right-post; the opposite one he chose to kiss his free-kick off in the last meeting between the two teams.
Just seconds into the second half, Lions winger Adrian Winter gave away an easy back pass in Toronto FC’s half of the field.
Adrian Winter was given a red card in the 82nd minute as well.
Delgardo opened the scoring in first minute after the break, Giovinco added his 17th of the season on a free kick in the 57th, and Morrow connected in the 71st.
Altidore scored his first goal on a penalty kick in the 83rd and completed the rout in the 85th with his ninth of the season.
Toronto controlled almost 65 percent of the possession on the afternoon and out-shot the Lions 18-4.
As Orlando was looking to salvage something from the game, Toronto made it 3-0 in the 71st minute. Overall, City was shown six cards on Saturday on 13 total fouls.