Angel On High

Juan Pablo Angel is simply incredible. The former Aston Villa and River Plate star scored twice more on Wednesday afternoon as his New York Red Bulls defeated Toronto FC at BMO Field by a score of 2-1.

Toronto got on the board first with a nice goal from Jeff Cunningham that was created by Andy Welsh's fabulous run down the left side in the 23rd minute. The goal was Cunningham's first since being traded to TFC from Real Salt Lake.

Cunningham's goal stood up through the first hour of play but the New York Red Bulls drew even in the 69th minute when Angel hit a masterful free kick, bending the ball into the back corner of the net. Toronto keeper Srdjan Djekanovic had absolutely no chance - this goal will undoubtedly be a candidate for Goal of the Week honors.

Just two minutes later, Angel struck again, this time poking home a deflected cross from inside the six-yard box for his sixth goal of the season in only five games. With the two leading scorers in MLS being called up for the Gold Cup, Angel could very well be in the lead for Golden Boot honors by the time Eddie Johnson and Taylor Twellman return.

With the win, New York moves to 6-2-2 (20 points), back out in front in the East and the top team in the league. The Red Bulls will head to the nation's capital for a match against D.C. United on Sunday.

Toronto FC falls to 3-5-1 (10 points), leaving them second from the bottom in the East. They will next be in action a week from Sunday when FC Dallas heads to BMO Field.

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