Toronto recorded just their second win of the MLS season with a 3-0 victory over the Montreal Impact on Wednesday.
Second-half goals from Torsten Frings, Ryan Johnson and Danny Koevermans guided Toronto to the convincing win at Saputo Stadium in Quebec.
After losing nine straight league matches to start the campaign, Paul Mariner’s team have tasted defeat just once in their past five.
Toronto, bottom of the Eastern Conference, move to within three points of the Philadelphia Union, while the Impact are eighth.
The visitors needed 52 minutes to break the deadlock and did so in style when Frings struck with a powerful free-kick from 25 yards.
Montreal goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts failed to keep out the former Germany midfielder’s free-kick, which was fired straight down the middle of his goal.
Toronto doubled their lead 20 minutes later when a Montreal error in defence led to Nick Soolsma taking possession before passing to Johnson, who was allowed too much time on the edge of the area and chipped Ricketts.
Dutchman Koevermans sealed the win with a third in the 78th minute, tapping in a cutback from Ashtone Morgan.