Outmanned Toros dominate Toronto

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Miami News

TORONTO — Despite having three regulars on the sidelines, the Miami Toros closed to within four points of first place in the North American Soccer League's East Division with a 3-0 victory over Toronto last night.

With Steve Baumann and Ken Mallender out with injuries and Steve David on the bench for a one-game league suspension, the Toros went into the game woefully thin in the ranks, but dominated the entire 90 minutes of play.

Ralph Wright got Miami on the scoreboard in the 35th minute, when he headed in his third goal of the season on a corner kick from Warren Archibald.

The Toros raised the margin to 2-0 on Ronnie Sharp's goal in the 53rd minute off an assist from Esteban Aranguiz. Arangquiz later fed Archibald for a close-range goal to pick up his second assist of the night.

The victory gave the Toros a 6-4-5 record and moved them into second place in the East, just four points behind Baltimore, which has played one more game.

Miami will meet the Seattle Sounders tomorrow night at 8 in the Orange Bowl in a bid to wrest the division lead from Baltimore.