Osorio brace guides Toronto to first road win of 2018

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Toronto FC’s nightmare of a start in MLS play took a positive turn on Friday night, as Greg Vanney’s side picked up its first road win of 2018.

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TFC downed the Philadelphia Union, 2-0, at Talen Energy Stadium behind a pair of goals from Jonathan Osorio.

The Canada international now leads TFC this season in goals with four.

Osorio struck on each side of halftime with similar finishes past Union goalkeeper Andre Blake, and opened Toronto’s account in the 19th minute after a perfect through ball from Victor Vasquez.

The 25-year-old put the game to bed with 11 minutes remaining in regulation after Sebastian Giovinco found Osorio striding into the penalty area off of a Union turnover.

The defending champions moved to within six points of sixth place in the Eastern Conference with the victory, as TFC sits on 14 points through its first 13 matches.