Result of the Saturday May 22nd, 2010 MLS game between Toronto FC and New England Revolution played at BMO Field in Toronto at 1:00pm.

Toronto FC (all red, white names and numbers)

...............24 Stefan Frei
8 Dan Gargan...4 Nick Garcia (cpt)...12 Adrian Cann...34 Ralvis Hscanovics
23 Jacob Peterson...22 Amadou Sanyang...25 Martin Saric...2 Sam Cronin
............7 Fuad Ibrahim...19 Chad Barrett

Subs:...1 Jon Conway (gk)...15 Joseph Nane (mid)...17 O'Brian White (fwd)...21 Nick LaBrocca (mid)...27 Gabe Gala (mid) ...34 Raivis Hscanovics (def)
team officials:...head coach Preki

New England Revolution (all navy, white names and numbers)

...............24 Preston Burpo
30 Kevin Alston...28 Pat Phelan...12 Cory Gibbs...8 Chris Tierney
14 Sainey Nyassi...23 Joseph Niouky...21 Shalrie Joseph (cpt)...33 Zak Boggs
............29 Marko Perovic...11 Kheli Dube

Subs:...34 Bobby Shuttleworth (gk)...7 Kenny Mansally (fwd)...15 Zack Schilawski (fwd)...18 Khano Smith (mid)...26 Nico Colaluca (mid)... 27 Seth Sinovic (def)
team officials:...head coach Steve Nicol

Game officials:...referee Michael Kennedy...referee's assistants Kermit Quisenberry and Steven Taylor...fourth official Steve Delpiero...(teal shirts, black shorts and socks)...the fourth was supposed to be Carol-Anne Chenard.

1st Half:...game starts 1:09pm...TFC defend south end. There is drizzle for just a few minutes in the first half after an hour of rain before game time.
50 sec...TFC Cann gets pass back and from TFC 35 yards chips ball that bounces at center line and through defenders and finds at 45 yards TFC Barrett on breakaway and he rushes down middle and takes a 15 yard shot that has sprawling goalie block it at 8 yards is deflected to right and the ball is cleared.
1 min...TFC Gargan recovers clearance attempt and chips in ball from 35 yards on right and ball bounces through left side of box just a step from sliding TFC Barrett at 8 yards.
1:40min...TFC Cronin picks up headed ball and kicks 22 yard shot on left well over net.
6 min...TFC YELLOW card...Saric for sliding tackle on Rev Joseph at TFC 35 yards on right.
7 min...TFC Hscanovics bad header back to goalie has Rev Nyassi step in front of goalie and jump and jab 6 yard shot but goalie leaps to block ball. Ball drops on right end line and Nyassi kicks four yarder along end line and sliding TFC Cann gets leg to it to sweep away and prevent 2 yard tap-in and goalie punches ball behind end line for cornerkick.
7 min...Rev Perovic cornerkick from right has Rev player on short side of net head ball high and wide right of net from 10 yards.
8 min...TFC player's cross from near right cornerflag is headed away by Rev Phelan.
9 min...Rev Tierney gets to Rev Perovic quick tap freekick up left wing from 30 yards but ball is crossed high and behind net.
10 min...Rev Perovic sends cross from 20 yards on left that has Rev Dube kick 8 yard shot that goalie blocks with his face just under bar.
10 min...Rev Perovic cornerkick from left has whistle blown when goalie is knocked over by Rev Joseph although he gets to ball and punches it out of box before the hit.
12 min...Rev Joseph in center at TFC 40 yards sends pass to left and Rev Tierney cross from 22 yards near left sideline is high and wide right of net for goalkick.
14 min...TFC Peterson rolls low cross from right 20 yards and sliding TFC Barrett connect from 6 yards and sends ball over net.
16 min...TFC Saric injured at TFC 50 yards on ankle clip.
22 min...TFC Ibrahim chips pass from right from 40 yards that charging TFC Barrett gets to and has 15 yard shot blocked by Rev defender Alston running even with him and ball deflects out of box.
23 min...Rev Tierney 40 yard freekick from left has TFC Gargan on right head ball behind own net on right side.
24 min...Rev Perovic cornerkick from right has ball knocked through box out left side.
24 min...Rev YELLOW card...Joseph for tackle on TFC Peterson at center line.
26 min...TFC Gargan charges down right and his low cross from 20 yards near end line is caught by goalie at 4 yards.
29 min...TFC Gargan 60 yard freekick from right has TFC Barrett head 12 yard bouncer to goalie.
29 min...Rev Perovic cuts 25 yard shot up middle has falling goalie catch.
33 min...Rev player's throw-in from left has Rev Boggs shot attempts blocked just inside TFC box on left.
33 min...TFC Saric injured at TFC 30 yards after hobbling forward after blocking one of those shots.
35 min...Rev defenders get back to prevent TFC Saric from getting shot on left of Rev box.
36 min...TFC Hscanovics two long throw-ins from left has defenders clear ball from Rev box.
37 min...TFC Cronin 40 yard freekick down middle over players' heads and bounces to goalie in front of TFC Barrett.
38 min...Rev Nyassi cross from 30 yards on right is well high over net.
39 min...TFC Hscanovics is hurt at TFC 30 yards on right side as Rev player strips him off ball for clear rush to net. Whistle blown though.
40 min...TFC Saric taps ball over in crowd of players and charging TFC Cronin kicks shot wide left from 8 yards.
43 min...Rev Perovic 35 yard shot up middle when given pass is well over net.
44 min...Rev Tierney rush up left for pass and cross from 20 yards is caught by goalie.
46 min...half ends 1:55pm.

The Pizza Pizza Deal or No Meal contest has a woman win 12 pizzas. She's the second contestant in a row to win the grand prize.

2nd Half:...starts 2:09pm.
halftime sub:....TFC White replaces Ibrahim.
46 min...Rev Nyassi low 22 yard shot from right is smothered by goalie.
47 min...Rev Perovic pass over to Rev Boggs on left who pushes ball over end line from 20 yards.
47 min...TFC Barrett can't draw freekick on right edge of box when defender gets arm on him.
50 min...TFC Gargan long throw-in from right has Rev Phelan head ball away from box.
51 min...TFC Gargan long throw-in from right has ball knocked over end line on header for cornerkick on left.
51 min...TFC Chad Barrett GOAL...TFC Sam Cronin cornerkick from left has Barrett in crowd of players leap and head ball in from 6 yards to middle of net between goalie and defender guarding left post.
53 min...TFC White overruns both ball and goalie and can't get away 12 yard shot as goalie stands his ground and clears ball.
54 min...TFC goalie sprawls and fumbles low cross from 22 yards by Rev Tierney but defender clears ball away.
55 min...Rev Joseph chips 40 yarder that's caught on bounce by goalie ahead of Rev players.
56 min...TFC goalie charges forward to punch ball away on cross from Rev Tierney from 35 yards on left.
57 min...Rev Niouky injured at Rev 50 yards on sliding check by TFC Barrett.
58 min...TFC sub...LaBrocca replaces Cronin.
58 min...TFC goalie charges out to catch ball in front of Rev Dube and fall on right side of box.
60 min...TFC LaBrocca 50 yard freekick from right has goalie charge over and punch ball out of box.
63 min...TFC Hscanovics traps Rev cross from left at 8 yards and clears ball that Rev Tierney had crossed into box from 25 yards on left.
64 min...Rev sub...Mansally replaces Boggs.
.........Rev sub...Schilawski replaces Dube.
68 min...Rev Alston keeps TFC LaBrocca from getting to cross sent into Rev box by TFC Barrett.
69 min...Rev Niouky kicks 25 yarder down middle over net on pass back to him.
71 min...TFC Barrett gets breakaway pass up middle at 40 yards from TFC White at center line and after run chips goalie at 20 yards with goalie 12 yards off line but he sends ball over net.
71 min...Rev Joseph blasts 20 yard shot which is blocked point blank on edge of box by defender.
74 min...Referee consults with assistant.
.........TFC YELLOW card...Gargan for unsporting behaviour at TFC 35 yards.
.........Rev YELLOW card...Perovic for unsporting behaviour at TFC 35 yards.
75 min...Rev Nyassi cross from right from 30 yards is bent wide left of net for goalkick.
77 min...Rev Perovic cornerkick from left has Rev Joseph pop up header from 12 yards and TFC defenders finally able to clear ball from box.
77 min...TFC White can't control pass from right from TFC Peterson on 2 on 1 break at 15 yards and ball rolls by him.
77 min...TFC Sanyang is injured just outside TFC box.
81 min...Rev Perovic cornerkick from right has Rev Joseph charge up and bounce header wide left from 6 yards.
81 min...TFC sub...Gala replaces Peterson.
82 min...TFC LaBrocca 40 yard freekick up middle has TFC Saric head ball wide left from 15 yards.
84 min...Rev Tierney 50 yard freekick up middle has Rev Phelan head ball down but Rev Mansally can't get in cross from right and ball rolls over right end line for goalkick.
86 min...Rev Nyassi gets to ball that bounces through box after cross from left by Rev Tierney but shot is wide and high right of goal from 10 yards.
88 min...Rev Nyassi cuts in 16 yard shot after first one blocked on edge of box and deflects off defender hig wide right for cornerkick.
88 min...Rev Perovic cornerkick from right has goalie punch ball away. TFC Barrett is pushed off ball by Rev Alston after long run upfield into Rev box.
90 min...TFC Sanyang is hurt just outside TFC box.
90 min...Rev Joseph rolls pass over and Rev Niouky kicks 25 yard shot wide right of net.
91 min...Rev goalie charges to edge of box to grab ball ahead of TFC White.
93 min...TFC Gargan is injured at TFC 35 yards in crash with Rev Perovic.
94 min...Rev Joseph ends Rev pressure heading 10 yarder over net when Rev Tierney sends high cross in from 15 yards on left.
94 min...game ends 2:58pm.

Final Score:.....Toronto FC......1..........New England Revolution.........0......

Attendance was announced as 20672 which I felt was exaggerated. Many fans stayed away because of the threat of, and actual, rain that the city had been warned of throughout the week as scheduled for today. Also it was a long weekend and people sold off their tickets or just left them empty.

In a pregame ceremony, 17-year old Zac Harold who never to to play for TFC because doctors discovered he had a heart condition that could be fatal if he exercised too hard. He was the first draft choice for TFC in 2010 (picked in the second round).

I was impressed by TFC this game getting by without midfield stars Dwayne DeRosario (on Canadian National team this weekend against Argentina), Julian de Guzman (injured although otherwise he would have been away in Argentina too) and defender Nana Attakora (injured). The Revs were also short some players through injury likie Emmanuel Osei, Michael Videira, Taylor Twellman, Darius Barnes, and goalie Matt Reis. Their captain/midfielder Shairie Joseph was a surprise starter having missed the last month with injuries (or treatment for substance abuse?) but his timing was off. Both teams had less than their maximum subs listed in today's lineups.

The last time these two teams met was in New England on April 10th when the Revs won 4-1. Nick Garcia was one of the more memorable giveaways of the game and has been booed at BMO ever since including today although he was given the captain's armband for the missing Dwayne DeRosario. Today entire TFC defence played well. The Revs have not win since that game so many weeks ago.

Man of the Match was named as TFC goalie Stefan Frei. He was crucial for them to win especially in the first half. If Chad Barrett had put away a few more of his chances, he probably would have been the choice.

No announcements were made at this game of the TFC Academy match taking place an hour after this game. Attendance was only about 35 for that game in which the Academy beat Brampton Lions 3-0 in the CSL league game.

Game stats from MLSsoccer.com

Scoring Summary:

TOR -- Chad Barrett 3 (Sam Cronin 1) 53

Misconduct Summary:
TOR -- Martin Saric (caution; Reckless Tackle) 7
NE -- Shalrie Joseph (caution; Reckless Tackle) 25
TOR -- Chad Barrett (caution; Reckless Tackle) 58
TOR -- Dan Gargan (caution; Unsporting Behavior) 75
NE -- Marko Perovic (caution; Unsporting Behavior) 75

Shots 			8   	11 
Shots on Goal 		4   	4  
Saves 			4   	3 
Fouls 			10   	10 
Offsides 		3   	2 
Corner Kicks 		1   	6 


New England Revolution -- Preston Burpo, Kevin Alston, Pat Phelan, Cory Gibbs, Chris Tierney, Sainey Nyassi, Marko Perovic, 
Shalrie Joseph, Joseph Niouky, Zak Boggs (Kenny Mansally 64), Kheli Dube (Zack Schilawski 65)

Toronto FC -- Stefan Frei, Dan Gargan, Adrian Cann, Nick Garcia, Raivis Hscanovics, Sam Cronin (Nick LaBrocca 59), Amadou Sanyang, 
Martin Saric, Jacob Peterson (Gabe Gala 82), Chad Barrett, Fuad Ibrahim (O'Brian White 46)

Referee: Michael Kennedy
Referee's Assistants: Kermit Quisenberry; Steven Taylor
4th Official: Steven DePiero

Attendance: 20,672
Time of Game: 1:51
Weather: Rain-and-58-degrees

TFC starters

Revs starters

Zac Herold (with the dreds) and some members of his family on the sideline before the pre-game ceremony.
Note #30 is goalie Milos Kocic whom was scheduled to play the night before in the CSL for Serbian White Eagles but
that game was delayed.

TFC Amadou Sanyang gets around Shairie Joseph

Revs Chris Tierney gets in some dribbling.

Revs Crhis Tierney ready to take pass.

TFC cornerkick has ball just above bar in this picture.

Revs kickoff for second half with Revs Joseph Niouky and TFC Jacob Peterson (both #23)

TFC Chad Barrett chips goalie and net.

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