Result of the Thursday April 15th, 2010 MLS game between Toronto FC and Philadelphia Union played at BMO Field in Toronto at 7:00pm.

Toronto FC (all red, white numbers)

................24 Stefan Frei
33 Maksim Usanov...3 Nana Attakora...12 Adrian Cann...34 Raivis Hscanovics
22 Amadou Sanyang...6 Julian de Guzman...25 Martin Saric...12 Adrian Cann
..........14 Dwayne De Ropsario (cpt)...21 Nick LaBrocca

Subs:...1 Jon Conway (gk)...2 Sam Cronin (mid)...4 Nick Garcia (def)...17 O'Brian White (fwd)...19 Chad Barrett (fwd)...20 Ty Harden (def) ...23 Jacob Peterson (mid)
team officials:...head coach Preki

Philadelphia Union (all navy blue, white names and numbers, gold stripe on chest and trim)

..................1 Chris Seitz
26 Cristian Arrieta...4 Danny Califf (cpt)...16 Michael Orozco...2 Jordan Harvey
20 Roger Torres...6 Stefani Miglioranzi...8 Andrew Jacobson...7 Fred
................9 Sebastien Le Toux...15 Alejandro Moreno

Subs:...24 Brian Perk (gk)...5 Shavar Thomas (def)...10 Danny Mwanga (fwd)...13 Kyle Nakazawa (mid)...14 Amobi Okugo (mid) ...19 Jack McInerney (fwd)...23 Nick Zimmerman (mid)
team officials:...head coach Peter Nowak (although John Hackworth was on the bench and Nowak was in a private box in tribute to the Polish politicians killed in the air disaster last week).

Game officials:...referee Baldomero Toledo...referee's assistants Joe Fletcher and Eric Boria...fourth official Silviu Petrescu...(neon yellow shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st Half:...game starts 7:15pm...TFC defend south end on this mild evening with no noticeable wind.
2 min...TFC goalie clears from box but hits head of PU player whose centered ball is cleared by defender.
2 min...TFC LaBrocca injured at PU 40 yards.
4 min...TFC Usanov long run up right sideline but leaves ball for pass at 30 yards but PU player displaces him.
5 min...PU Moreno given arm across body turning to get to chip on edge of TFC box but play carries on as he falls.
6 min...PU player chip up middle for charging PU Le Toux at 20 yards but ball bounces past him for goalie to pick up.
8 min...TFC Hscanovics long chip from left finds TFC DeRosario offside near edge of box.
9 min...TFC Attakora long kick down right has TFC DeRosario get to to ball and PU Orozco tips ball behind end line for cornerkick.
9 min...TFC LaBrocca cornerkick from right has ball headed back from left of box by TFC Attakora and defender in center of box clears ball.
10 min...PU Moreno on breakout passes forward to left for charging PU Le Toux but he's checked off ball by TFC LaBrocca when he tries to cut to center near edge of TFC box.
11 min...PU Torres tries to thread pass through edge of TFC box but defender makes stop and clears ball.
12 min...TFC Usanov long chip from right 65 yards is too far for charging TFC DeRosario at 25 yards.
14 min...PU Arrieta cross from right sideline at 25 yards is too far left for PU Le Toux at 15 yards and ball bounces for throw-in.
15 min...TFC YELLOW card...Hscanovics for knocking PU Arrieta at PU 40 yards injurying him.
15 min...PU Califf cross from 70 yards on right is through TFC box over PU player waiting for it.
16 min...PU Arrieta cross from 30 yards on right is over Moreno running into TFC box covered by two defenders.
17 min...PU Harvey can't win freekick call when he crashes into TFC Usanov just left of TFC box after receiving throw-in.
20 min...PU Torres 40 yard freekick from right is caught by goalie. TFC goalie then makes long throw to TFC DeRosario 70 yards upfield that deflects off his shoulder and is chacked off ball.
21 min...PU Califf 50 yard freekick from right is well wide and left of net just over heads of leaping players inside TFC box.
24 min...TFC YELLOW card...Usanov for sliding tackle on PU Moreno at TFC 45 yards.
26 min...PU Torres cornerkick from right is worked out and Torres crosses into box. PU Jacobson blasts partial clearance from 22 yards that TFC de Guzman heads high and wide left of goal.
27 min...PU Le Toux cornerkick from left has ball cleared by nearest defender inside left side of box and PU Torres on edge of box is injured but play carries on.
28 min...PU Le Toux 20 yard blast is high and wide right of net.
29 min...PU Harvey rush on left and high cross is over box and cleared on right.
30 min...PU Arrieta cross from right is just a step ahead of PU Le Toux header attempt at 8 yards.
33 min...PU RED card...Danny Califf earns a direct ejection for elbowing TFC Julian De Guzman in face as Califf sent a weak backpass to the goalie from 25 yards then tried to delay charging De Guzman from getting by him.
34 min...TFC Dwayne De Rosario GOAL...TFC Martin Saric touches freeekick for TFC Nick LeBrocca to tee it up for De Rosario to get low freekick blast from 25 yards down middle around player wall on partial deflection and goalie crumples to smother it and gets a piece of it but ball trickles through his arms and into the left side of net.
36 min...PU YELLOW card...Miglioranzi for sliding tackle on TFC Usanov charging down right near sideline at PU 25 yards.
37 min...TFC LaBrocca low freekick cross from 30 yards on right sideline has TFC DeRosario charge to ball on right and shoots low and just wide right from 8 yards.
39 min...PU Torres 45 yard freekick from right and sliding Orozco gets foot to it at 6 yards on left post and flying goalie slaps ball wide left of net.
40 min...PU LeToux cornerkick from left has charging TFC Gargan block cross at 12 yards and clear ball from box.
40 min...TFC goalie catches PU Miglioranzi's 35 yard skyball at 7 yards over leaping PU Le Toux.
42 min...TFC DeRosario quick 40 yard shot from left bounces to goalie.
43 min...PU Le Toux cross from right side just outside box but no PU player is in TFC box so defenders clear.
43 min...TFC DeRosario after run taps over to TFC De Guzman whose 25 yard shot is blocked point blank by PU Orozco.
44 min...TFC De Guzman cross from right is well past charging TFC LaBrocca charging into left side of box.
45 min...Union Jordan Harvey GOAL...PU Sebastien Le Toux rush on right and short pass to center to PU Roger Torres who crosses to PU Harvey who is all alone on left behind TFC defender Maksim Usanov and his 15 yard shot is through goalie Stefan Frei in center of net into right side of net.
46 min...TFC Usanov cross from near right corner flag is caught by leaping goalie in crowd of players.
47 min...half ends 8:01pm.

Halftime:...there is no entertainment between halves but the sprinklers come on to water the field. Also there were a few guys going around with pail of soil filling in the pock marks on the field.

2nd Half:...starts 8:17pm.
halftime subs:.....TFC Barrett replaces Usanov.
...................TFC White replaces Saric.
45 min...TFC White is sent pass from 60 yards too far and over PU end line.
47 min...PU Moreno cross from right deflects off defender for cornerkick.
47 min...PU Torres cornerkick from right has Gargan on near post head ball away for throw-in from right.
48 min...PU Torres cross from near right cornerflag and PU Le Toux nods down 10 yard header that diving goalie grabs falling forward in center of net.
49 min...TFC Barrett cross from 25 yards on left has TFC White not quite able to turn header from 12 yards and ball flies wide right.
51 min...PU Arrieta gets foot in to block TFC Barrett cross from left at 15 yards just outside box and ball deflects for throw-in.
52 min...TFC de Guzman blasts partial clearance through crowd from 22 yards that goalie tips wide right of goal.
52 min...TFC LaBrocca cornerkick from left has ball headed over box by TFC Attakora wide left of net.
53 min...TFC de Guzman 25 yard cross from right has TFC Barrett head wide left of post from 5 yards.
55 min...PU sub...Thomas replaces Torres.
56 min...PU YELLOW card...Thomas for sliding tackle on TFC White on left.
57 min...TFC LaBrocca 25 yard freekick from left has TFC Barrett head wide right from 6 yards in crowd of players on right post. TFC Sanyang is injured on the play as Barrett cuts his face as both leap for the ball. Sanyang must leave the field for treatment.
59 min...TFC DeRosario 25 yard blast while running to center is well over net.
59 min...TFC sub...Peterson replaces Sanyang.
60 min...PU Moreno 30 yard shot from left is low and caught by goalie.
61 min...TFC Peterson rolls pass from 25 yards on right and TFC White can't draw penalty kick after tug in box by PU Thomas.
62 min...PU Fred given give and go but weak 22 yard shot in center is wide left of net.
66 min...TFC Gargan is injured well off play at center line. TFC DeRosario rolls ball along end line all alone on left but when defender threatens rolls ball for along end line for goalkick. Gargan must leave the field for treatment of leg cramp.
68 min...TFC Barrett has PU Thomas block him from getting shot away on edge of box.
69 min...TFC DeRosario bicycle kick from 12 yards is wide left as throw-in from right is popped up by defender PU Orozco.
70 min...PU Jacobson turns and fires quick 35 yard roller up middle wide left.
72 min...PU sub...Okugo replaces Jacobson.
73 min...TFC Barrett wins cornerkick when he runs along left goal line and PU Orozco slides in and knocks ball out of play.
74 min...TFC LaBrocca cornerkick from left is over players in box for PU throw-in on right.
74 min...TFC LaBrocca shot deflects off defender one yard away from his 25 yard kick and ball lands on top of net.
75 min...TFC LaBrocca cornerkick from left is short to TFC de Guzman and he chips it across box where ball is headed forward and TFC DeRosario is called offside when ball is chipped forward in box.
77 min...TFC White wins cornerkick on right when he crosses low and shot is blocked by sliding PU Orozco.
78 min...TFC LaBrocca cornerkick fromn right is headed just wide right of post by TFC Gargan at 7 yards in crowd of players.
79 min...TFC Barrett low 20 yard shot as he stops after cutting in from right sideline is smothered by goalie.
79 min...PU RED card...Goalie Chris Seitz slides out for ball and TFC White flips over him. Referee calls for a Penalty kick as White touched ball first inside the right corner edge of box.
81 min...TFC Dwayne DeRosario GOAL...DeRosario blasts Penalty kick to left post about 5 feet high and beyond flying goalie who guesses correctly.
83 min...PU Arrieta gets pass rolled to him and 20 yard blast from right is well over net.
84 min...TFC Hscanovics makes big block on PU Le Toux point blank blast at 12 yards.
84 min...PU Okugo weak 25 yard shot is through crowd up middle but goalie picks up ball.
86 min...TFC Gargan long throw-in from right has defender head ball out of box.
87 min...TFC LaBrocca freekick from 20 yards near right end line is blocked by PU defender and partial clearance has TFC Peterson blast shot from 20 yards down middle which is also blocked by a defender.
88 min...PU goalie takes freekick from 70 yards and TFC defenders break up on edge of their box starting fast break.
88 min...PU Le Toux breaks up break away pass to TFC Barrett giving up cornerkick from 25 yards.
90 min...PU Orozco long throw-in from left side has defender head ball away starting quick clearance for TFC.
90 min...TFC Barrett on 2 on 0 break but pass to TFC DeRosario has him kick shot from 12 yards that hits the cross bar but play was flagged offside.
91 min...TFC goalie charges to right edge of box to pick up loose ball on long pass from 35 yards.
game ends 9:05pm.

Final Score:.....Toronto FC......2..........Philadelphia Union.........1......

Attendance was announced as 21,978 but the PA did not brag that was a regular season record. The new stand in the north end has ensured larger crowds will be able to see each game. A few miles away, the Toronto Blue Jays were playing baseball in front of just over 10,000 fans in their 50,000 seat stadium.

The game was played on a newly installed natural grass field. I was surprized by the sprinklers coming on so close to game time including between the halves. I wonder if it will curtail the sponsers' fan games of relay races and kicking over boxes like the stadium's first three years on the artificial turf.

The team introduced a game program that looks pretty good but I wonder how much it will be changed by the next game or just a repeat of this one. I don't blame them for not having every player listed as TFC has added a half dozen players since their initial road game last month.

I thought TFC didn't start off very well with a lot of missing passes and confusion. They certainly played better after going up a man and scoring on the subsequent play. Much of the reason is that there were many members making their debut or for many others playing less than the team's three games this season.

Dwayne DeRosario scored both goals for TFC tonight and has in fact scored all three of the team's goals this season. Coach Preki brought in his forwards O'Brian White and newly shaven-headed Chad Barrett. Barrett is still coming off a pre-season injury and is not ready to play a full game for awhild longer.

Scoring Summary:
TOR - Dwayne De Rosario (Free Kick) 35'
PHL- Jordan Harvey (Roger Torres, Sebastien Le Toux) 46'

TOR - Dwayne De Rosario (Penalty Kick) 81'
Philadelphia Union (1-2-0) -- Chris Seitz; Jordan Harvey, Danny Califf, Michael Orozco, Cristian Arrieta; Fred, Stefani Miglioranzi, 
Andrew Jacobson (Amobi Okugo 73'), Roger Torres (Shavar Thomas 56') Alejandro Moreno, Sebastien Le Toux

Substitutes Not Used: Brian Perk, Kyle Nakazawa, Danny Mwanga, Jack McInerney, Nick Zimmerman 
TOTAL SHOTS: 9 (Sebastien Le Toux 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Sebastien Le Toux 2); FOULS: 8 ; OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 4 ; SAVES: 4 (Chris Seitz 4)
Toronto FC (1-2-0) -- Stefan Frei, Maksim Usanov (Barrett 45'), Raivis Hscanovics, Adrian Cann, Nana Attakora, Martin Saric (White 45'), 
Amadou Sanyang (Jacob Peterson 60'), Dan Gargan, Julian de Guzman, Nick LaBrocca, Dwayne De Rosario

Substitutes Not Used: Jon Conway, Nick Garcia, Ty Harden, Sam Cronin
TOTAL SHOTS: 14 (Dwayne De Rosario 5); SHOTS ON GOAL: 8 (Dwayne De Rosario 3); FOULS: 8 ; OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 6 ; SAVES: 3 (Stefan Frei 3)
Misconduct Summary:
TOR - Raivis Hscanovics 1 (caution; Reckless Tackle) 16' 
TOR - Maksim Usanov 1 (caution; Reckless Foul) 25'
PHL - Danny Califf 1 (ejection; Violent Conduct) 34' 
PHL - Stefani Miglioranzi 1 (caution; Reckless Foul) 37' 

PHL - Shavar Thomas 1 (caution; Reckless Foul) 57' 
Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Referee's Assistants: Joe Fletcher, Eric Boria
4th Official: Silviu Petrescu
Attendance: 21,978
Temperature: 59 and Partly Cloudy

TFC starters

Union starters

Union players ready for the opening kickoff.

Union's Jordan Harvey takes throw-in.

Halftime brings the sprinklers back on and groundskeepers with pails of soil filling in the pock marks.

The new North end stand.

Union Cristian Arrieta throw-in.

Dwayne DeRosario ready to take a penalty kick.

Dwayne DeRosario has just scored the winning goal on his penalty kick.

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