MLS play-offs: Jozy Altidore says he was sucker-punched as Toronto progress

  • Striker sent off after clash with USA team-mate Sacha Kljestan
  • Toronto FC will play Columbus Crew in Eastern Conference final
  • Western Conference will see Houston Dynamo meet Seattle Sounders

Top seeds Toronto FC advanced to MLS’s Eastern Conference final on away goals despite losing 1-0 to the New York Red Bulls in a tempestuous home leg of their semi-final on Sunday.

Red Bulls striker Bradley Wright-Phillips scored the only goal of Sunday’s clash, during which Jozy Altidore and Sacha Kljestan were sent off for fighting, but Toronto progressed thanks to their 2-1 win in New Jersey last week.

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