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Toronto shuts out Charlotte FC

The teams matched up Saturday for the second time this season.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte FC wasn't able to score against Toronto FC in Eastern Conference action at Bank of America Stadium on Saturday. The black and blue fell 0-2 in the second meeting between both teams.

The scoring didn't start for Toronto until after halftime. Lorenzo Insigne first found the net 49 minutes in, while Federico Bernerdeshi found it again at the 66th minute. Charlotte FC had no answer to the pair of goals, another victory for the neighbors from up north.

Charlotte was 7-11-1 in conference play and ranks tenth in the Eastern Conference giving up only 42 goals. Charlotte's Karol Swiderski has eight goals and three assists for Charlotte. Yordy Reyna has had three goals and one assist over the past ten games. 

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On the other side, Toronto was 6-11-3 against Eastern Conference opponents. Toronto is 4-1-0 when it scores at least three goals. 

Toronto won the last meeting 4-0. 

PREVIOUSLY: Toronto FC freezes out Charlotte 4-0

The last time these teams met, Reyna led Charlotte into a matchup with Toronto FC. But as the team went back into conference play--and on the heels of a stunning win against a British stalwart in a friendly--they found themselves cold-stunned again in Canada.

Toronto solidly defended their home pitch with four unanswered goals. Jonathan Osorio started the scoring early at four minutes in, while Michael Bradley followed up 10 minutes into play. Federico Bernardeschi found the net 31 minutes in, and Bradley kicked it in again in stoppage time before the end of the first half.

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