2-goal comeback win over Toronto caps Florida stay
February 13, 2009 (Official Game Summary)

Toronto New York
02.13.09 · Preseason

Penalty kick goals from John Wolyniec and Leonel St. Preux and a goal by Matthew Mbuta helped give the New York Red Bulls their first 2009 preseason victory with a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Toronto FC at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

The teams played four 25-minute periods, with a short intermission in-between each quarter. Toronto FC came out the stronger of the two sides and took the lead in the 13th minute. Defender Marvell Wynne played the ball through to Chad Barrett. Barrett ran at goal before sliding it to an unmarked Pablo Vitti, who put it away from eight yards out.

A minute later, Toronto FC doubled their advantage. Amadou Sanyang regained possession in the midfield and passed it to Barrett, whose 25-yard blast beat goalkeeper Danny Cepero.

The Red Bulls controlled the second period and pulled one back in the 31st minute after the referee ruled that Toronto FC midfielder Dwayne De Rosario handled a cross in the box. Wolyniec stepped up and converted the spot kick.

New York tied the game in the fourth period in the 87th minute. Danleigh Borman cut into the center of the field and played a well-weighted through ball to Mbuta, who slotted it past goalkeeper Brian Edwards. Then, with three minutes remaining, Mbuta was tripped up in the 18-yard box heading towards goal and the referee pointed to the spot. St. Preux scored on the ensuing penalty kick, giving the Red Bulls the win.

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