The acquisition of Andrew Wiedeman has paid immediate dividends for Toronto FC.
Wiedeman, sent to TFC from FC Dallas in exchange for Julian de Guzman last week, came off the bench and scored the game-winning goal Wednesday night at BMO Field, lifting TFC to a 2-1 victory over the floundering Colorado Rapids. The win was the Reds' season-best third straight, while the Rapids fell for the sixth time in seven games and blew a 1-0 lead for the third straight match.
Playing for the first time since star striker Danny Koevermans went down for the season with a torn ACL, TFC had a chance to go ahead early after Matt Pickens was guilty of taking Luis Silva down inside the box in the second minute, but Ryan Johnson hit the ensuing penalty kick off the right post.
Colorado went ahead in the 23rd minute, with Conor Casey scoring the 50th goal of his MLS career off a header from a Hunter Freeman cross. Johnson made up for his miss by splitting a pair of defenders and scoring the equalizer in the 51st minute, and Wiedeman struck for the match-winner in the 67th, redirecting a ball from Luis Silva past a helpless Pickens for his first MLS goal in four seasons.
Highlights from the match are after the jump:
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