LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- When they met on May 4th north of the border, Toronto FC II got some help from their MLS parent squad with eight players on loan. It didn't help them much against Louisville City FC as the visitors prevailed 2-0.
Toronto needed much more help Tuesday night at Louisville Slugger Field as Louisville City raced out to a 3-0 lead midway through the first half and came away with a 4-1 victory, extending its unbeaten streak to 13 games.
Louisville City FC (10-1-4) got an early lift from the defensive end when Greg Ranjitsingh guessed right, dove right and stopped a penalty kick from Salvador Bernal Flores in the 5th minute.
The offense took over from there.
Guy Abend scored his first two goals of the season, first off a corner kick in the 11th minute. A bouncing ball got loose in front of the net and Abend beat a defender to it, sliding in and making contact with the bottom of his right cleat for a 1-0 lead. He added a second tally in the 24th minute after a beautiful combination of passes. The assist came from George Davis IV.
Just two minutes later, Mark-Anthony Kaye set up Niall McCabe between defenders in front of the net for a 3-0 lead. It remained that way at halftime.
Paolo Delpiccolo's free kick was headed home by Tarek Morad to make it 4-0 in the 65th minute. Toronto avoided a shutout with a 79th minute goal by Shaan Hundal.
An announced attendance of 7,066 saw the latest victory. Next up is a home match Saturday night at 7:30 against FC Cincinnati.
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