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Nigel Henry (left) of the Puerto Rico Islanders and Dwane De Rosario (right) of Toronto FC
Photo by Paul Giamou
7/29/2009 – TORONTO – Kendall Jagdeosingh scored in the 67th minute and the Puerto Rico Islanders beat host Toronto FC 1-0 Wednesday night, making a claim to return to the Group Stage of the CONCACAF Champions League.

Puerto Rico, which eliminated Alajuelense last year in the Preliminary Round, advanced all the way to the semifinals of the Champions League before being ousted by Cruz Azul.

Jagdeosingh tracked down a ball near the right side of the goal, turned 270 degrees and drove a left-footed shot into the far-side netting. It sends the Islanders to Bayamon for the second leg on August 4 needing only a draw to reach the Group Stage.

Toronto needed a 6-1 victory in the final match of the Canadian Championship over the Montreal Impact, a quarterfinalist last year in the Champions League, to qualify.

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