Frederico Higuain capped his home debut with a goal and an assist as the Crew held on to 2-1 victory over Trillium Cup rivals Toronto FC.
The Crew’s newest designated player took only four minutes to register his second assist in two games by setting up Eddie Gaven, whose shot deflected off of the surrounding defenders and looped past the stranded Toronto ‘keeper into the back of the net.
On 58 minutes Higuain doubled the Crew lead. The Argentinian cooly fired the ball into the goal after Arrieta managed to slide the ball across the Toronto penalty area.
Toronto managed to find a way back into the game after 71 minutes when Luis Silva caught the Crew sleeping and gave the Canadians a belief they could go on to win the game.
A couple of late substitutions helped to bulk up the Crew defense and allow the team to hold on for a much needed 3 points and retain the Trillium Cup for another year.
The Crew’s home stretch continues on Saturday when the team play host to Eastern rivals New England.