AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gyasi Zardes scored the lone goal in the first minute of second-half stoppage time and Austin FC beat Toronto FC 1-0 on Saturday night in the first meeting between the teams.
Zardes picked up his second goal of the season, scoring on a header off a rebound to help Austin (4-5-4) win back-to-back matches after an eight-match winless run was snapped in a 2-1 road win over the Seattle Sounders last time out.
Brad Stuver did not have to make a save to earn his third clean sheet of the season for Austin. Sean Johnson had one save for Toronto (2-5-7).
Toronto falls to 1-13-9 all-time on the road against teams from the state of Texas. Its lone win was a 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo in September of 2010.
Austin improves to 2-2-3 at home this season.
Toronto falls to 0-3-1 in its last four matches and 2-10-8 in its last 20. The club is 0-7-3 away from home this season. Its last road win came against Charlotte in August of last season.
Toronto has not scored in its last four matches — its longest scoreless streak since 2010.
Austin travels to play the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. Toronto returns home to host DC United on Saturday.
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