Toronto FC beats Real Salt Lake on Plata's goal

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TORONTO (AP) -- Joao Plata scored the lone goal and Toronto FC picked up its first league win in more than a month with a 1-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night.

Plata scored with just under 15 minutes left when the Ecuadorean striker put in a low shot that Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando watched go by him into the left corner.

Toronto's last win was a 1-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps at the end of June. The victory comes after four straight losses followed by a pair of draws.

Toronto (4-11-11) had a pair of good chances for an early lead in the first half.