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TORONTO -- The statistics are still bleak in terms of wins and goals, but credit Toronto FC with a gritty performance Saturday in a 0-0 tie with the New York Red Bulls. Zapatillas Air Max 95 Baratas . While hardly a masterpiece, sometimes you take what you can -- especially in yet another rebuilding season. Toronto (2-10-8) pressed in the second half and had the better chances against a team 18 points ahead of it in the standings. Over the final 45 minutes, the home side held an edge in attempts on goal (8-2) and shots on target (3-0). Despite having the best of an unremarkable first half, the Red Bulls (9-7-5) failed to impress in their garish blue-and-yellow uniforms. "Were slightly disappointed not to win the game, obviously," said Toronto captain Steven Caldwell, resplendent after the game in a suit, tie, suspenders and argyle socks. "We felt we were the better team. Without creating lots of great chances, we felt we had the one or two that we could have took and we kept their chances to a minimum. "They had a little flurry at the end but we held strong." Added Toronto manager Ryan Nelsen: "There was only one team in it, especially in that second half." As the score suggests, neither team offered much up front. New Yorks strike partnership of superstar Thierry Henry and Fabian Espindola, who have 11 goals between them, were quiet, with Henry cruising in and out of the game. Henry had New Yorks lone shot on goal, a low shot that Toronto goalkeeper Joe Bendik handled in the early going. The visitors were more in control in the first half, leading attempts on goal 6-2 and shots on target 1-0. New York coach Mike Petke did not like what he saw. "Not impressive, not impressive at all," he said. "Toronto had the right mentality, we didnt. "We play this game on paper we win this game. But this game is not played on paper, this game is played with heart, effort, logic and Toronto had all of those categories today, so in a way I feel fortunate we got a point." Torontos lack of offence continues to be worrying, however. The club has scored just 17 goals in 20 games. Toronto has not scored in five hours 36 minutes. With top strikers Danny Koevermans and Robert Earnshaw out injured, Toronto started Jeremy Brockie (one goal this season) and Justin Braun (two goals) up front. That did not bode well for the leagues 18th-worst offence. Toronto has been shut out in its last three road games, a goalless drought now at 319 minutes. And Toronto has been blanked in eight of its last 12 outings overall, with just seven goals to its credit during that run. "Its always a concern when youre not scoring but I cant fault (Brockie and Braun) because they worked so hard," Nelsen said. "They tried and they got in (scoring) positions." Plus the only striker on the bench was Andrew Wiedeman, a 23-year-old who has two MLS goals to his credit. In the second half, New York was able to introduce Democratic Republic of Congo striker Peguy Luyindula, a 34-year-old who scored 37 goals in 179 games for Frances Paris Saint-Germain. Toronto is expected to bring in attacking help during the current transfer window. Saturdays draw extends Torontos winless streak to six games. And home fans have not seen a league win at BMO Field since a 2-1 victory over Colorado on July 18, 2012. Since then, Torontos league record at its lakefront home is 0-13-10. Seven of the starters from that game are no longer with the franchise. Toronto did record a home victory earlier this season, over Sporting Kansas City, but it came indoors at Rogers Centre. Nelsen pointed to fatigue -- it was Torontos fifth game in three weeks -- and some curious refereeing decision Saturday. Brockie was brought down in New York penalty box in the 22nd minute but referee Jorge Gonzalez did not point to the penalty spot. Both teams had early goals called off for offside: first Brockies tap-in in the 13th minute and then Tim Cahills header. Torontos non-goal came courtesy of a nice raking cross from Ashtone Morgan. Toronto also had a slew of dead ball chances in the first half but failed to produce a quality delivery. The home side finally had a shot on target in the second half, but New York goalkeeper Luis Robles easily handled Bobby Conveys free kick. Torontos best chance came minutes later after Argentine midfielder Matias Laba, taking advantage of a Red Bulls turnover, dribbled into the New York penalty box. He twisted and turned, eventually finding Jonathan Osorio who could not get a shot off in traffic. Laba was influential for Toronto -- Nelsen called his second-half performance brilliant -- with Convey also a busy presence. Robles had to be sharp in the 74th minute, twisting in the air to claw the ball away after a deflected blast from Richard Eckersley. "It was a great save," Petke said. "He made a couple key saves, especially that one. The reaction save was great." New York is undefeated in its last nine games (6-0-3) against Toronto, dating back to June 24, 2009. Petke wanted more, however. "Going into a huge game next week at home (against Western Conference leader Real Salt Lake), coming off a 4-0 thrashing of Montreal firing on all cylinders, then to come here and play like this, I am honestly confused," he said. "I will throw a cliche out there -- it is back to the drawing board." Air Max 95 Rebajas . Hey!" The lower tier of the School End of Queens Park Rangers Loftus Road was packed solid with a very festive-sounding Chelsea choral section in this particular part of South Africa Road London, W12. Comprar Air Max 95 Baratas . Both players have lower body injuries that will keep them out of the lineup until at least January 31, which is the first game they can be activated from IR. .H. -- Matt Kenseth made it 2 for 2 in the Chase, holding off teammate Kyle Busch to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The last time No. 17 Florida State visited Syracuse, Dalvin Cook was third on the Seminoles depth chart and looking for an opportunity to prove himself.Two years later, Cook is on the precipice of becoming the Seminoles career rushing leader.The junior, who has 3,941 career yards, needs 19 yards on Saturday to break Warrick Dunns 20-year old mark. He is also 59 yards away from becoming just the sixth player in Atlantic Coast Conference history to reach 4,000 yards and would be the first to do it in three years.Former North Carolina State standout Ted Brown is the ACCs career rushing leader with 4,602 yards from 1975-78. He is also the quickest to reach 4,000 yards as he did it in his 38th game. Saturday will be Cooks 36th.Cook said he talked to Dunn before the Oct. 29 game against Clemson, but added there wasnt any discussion about the record. Cook reiterated earlier this week how much he has admired Dunn for what he has done on and off the field.When you have a guy like Warrick at the top of the list and see what he did with the program and as a human being, you have to humble yourself, Cook said. This is kind of like the first game of the season where I have to keep my emotions in check.Last Friday against Boston College , Cook appeared as if he was going to break Dunns record at home as he had 108 yards through three quarters. But with FSU (7-3, 4-3 ACC, No. 17 CFP) up 35-0 coach Jimbo Fisher rested his starters in the fourth.The Carrier Dome tough carries special significance for Cook.It was there in 2014 he had his first 100-yard game (122 yards on 23 carries) in a 38-20 win. That was the first of five 100-yard games for Cook that season as he became the first freshman in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards (1,008).It was kind of like a situation I got thrown into due to injuries. They had confidence in me and I took advantage of the opportunities, ran from there and kept building my momentum, Cook said. I had to grow up quick and make the plays.Last season he broke Dunns school single-season mark and finished with 1,691 yards. Cook didnt have a 100-yard rushing game this season until Sept. 24, when he had a careeer-best 267 yards at South Florida and has had six 100-yard games in his past seven. Nike Air Max 95 España. .With Florida State out of contention for a spot in the College Football Playoff, Cook has quietly put together what could be his best season. He is second among Power 5 running backs in rushing yards (1,242) and yards from scrimmage (1,642) while scoring 14 touchdowns.Hes probably one of or the fastest back that we have in the conference, Syracuse coach Dino Babers said. I thought he was really good, but I didnt know how fast he was until I saw the Clemson game, and I saw him run away from the Clemson secondary. We couldnt run away from their secondary people.Cooks biggest improvement has been catching the ball. He has two 100-yard receiving games this season, including in an Oct. 1 loss to North Carolina when he became the first FSU running back to have 100 yards rushing and receiving in the same game.I mean, hes always caught the ball well. But understanding how to run routes where leverages are and how to set holds. Now hes got certain things down and he keeps adding to his repertoire, Fisher said.Cooks college career is likely down to its final three games, including a bowl game. Syracuse (4-6, 1-5) is Florida States last ACC game this season followed by the Nov. 26 game at home vs. Florida.Cook said he wouldnt discuss his future until after the season. However, he has been keeping a close eye on Ezekiel Elliotts rookie season in Dallas and how that could improve his draft stock.The position (in the NFL) was on the downfall for a couple years but guys like Zeke, Melvin Gordon (Chargers) and Todd Gurley (Rams) are doing a good job of showing how you have to have a running back to be successful, Cook said.Zeke is really showing how the position is valued. He can go 80 yards with it running or catching out of the backfield and he can block well. Those are the types of guys you want to have.---More AP college football: and Joe Reedy at ' ' '

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