Major League Soccer

Toronto, Crew tie 0-0 to open East final

(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Neither Toronto FC nor the Columbus Crew was unhappy with the 0-0 draw in the first leg of the MLS Eastern Conference Final.

Nonetheless, Toronto would seem to have the upper hand as the two-game aggregate-goals series heads back to its home field.

Toronto, which set an MLS record for points in the regular season with 69, will have two key players back for the second game. Sebastian Giovinco (16 goals, six assists) and Jozy Altidore (15 goals, six assists) served one-game suspensions Tuesday night.