Charlotte falls 2-0 in second matchup against Toronto FC

CHARLOTTE — Charlotte FC lost 2-0 to Toronto FC on Saturday night at Bank of America Stadium.

The match kicked off at 8:10 p.m. after a delay of over an hour due to lightning in the Charlotte area.

The first half ended 0-0 with 60% possession by Charlotte FC.

Shortly after halftime, in the 49th minute, Toronto FC’s midfielder Lorenzo Insigne scored a shot from the left side of the six-yard box to the top left corner, assisted by forward Federico Bernardeschi.

Another goal from the Toronto team came in the 66th minute by forward Federico Bernardeschi with a left-footed shot to the bottom left corner assisted by Insigne.

Toronto beat Charlotte, 4-0, in an away game in Canada on July 23. That was the first MLS meeting between the two sides.

Prior to this match, Charlotte FC reported the team had lost consecutive home games for the first time in club history following its defeat to Orlando City on Sunday. Charlotte had given up five goals in those two losses -- before that, the club only allowed seven goals in its first 11 home MLS matches, the team’s website said.

This match marks three consecutive home game losses, with the team giving up seven goals in those three games.

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