Result of the Saturday June 5th, 2010 MLS game between Toronto FC and Kansas City Wizards played at BMO Field in Toronto at 4:00pm.

Toronto FC (all red, white names and numbers)

..............24 Stefan Frei
8 Dan Gargan...3 Nana Attakora...12 Adrian Cann...4 Nick Garcia
23 Jacob Peterson...22 Amadou Sanyang...6 Julian de Guzman...21 Nick LaBrocca
........14 Dwayne DeRosario (cpt)...19 Chad Barrett

Subs:...1 Jon Conway (gk)...2 Sam Cronin (mid)...7 Fuad Ibrahim (fwd)...17 O'Bryan White (fwd)...20 Ty Harden (def)...27 Gabe Gala (def) ...33 Maksim Usanov (def) team officials:...head coach Preki

Kansas City Wizards (all blue, white names and numbers)

...............1 Jimmy Nielsen
7 Chance Myers...6 Pablo Escobar...12 Jimmy Conrad...2 Michael Harrington
4 Craig Rocastle...14 Jack Jewsbury...16 Josh Wolff (cpt)...11 Ryan Smith
............9 Teal Bunbury...23 Kei Kamara

Subs:...18 Eric Kronberg (gk)...3 Korede Alyegbusi (def)...5 Matt Besler (def)...10 Santiago Hirsig (mid)...25 Jonathan Leathers (def) ...27 Birahim Diop (mid)...28 Graham Zusi (mid)
team officials:...manager Peter Vermes

Game officials:...referee Baldomero Toledo...referee's assistants CJ Morgante and Craig Lowry...fourth official Jeff Gontarek...(neon yellow shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st Half:...game starts 4:08pm...TFC defend south end.
2 min...Wiz Myers 45 yard freekick over players bounces through box wide left of goal.
3 min...Wiz Rocastle curves cross from 25 yards on left that goalie catches.
4 min...Wiz Smith 35 yard freekick from right has Wiz Kamara chest ball down at 12 yards but play is called back offside.
7 min...TFC DeRosario sends short pass at center line and TFC Peterson gets break up middle on right and blasts 15 yard shot that goalie blocks at 8 yards with his face injuring him and ball deflects for cornerkick.
8 min...TFC Peterson cornerkick from right has sliding TFC Sanyang boot 15 yarder high and right over net.
9 min...TFC goalie beats Wiz Kamara to grab bouncing through ball on 65 yard freekick.
11 min...Wiz Kamara checked off ball but Wiz Bunbury blasts low 30 yarder from right that goalie catches.
13 min...TFC Barrett pokes ball sent by TFC LaBrocca in from low left wide left from 10 yards.
15 min...TFC Barrett gets away on left with defender missing ball. Barrett rolls 12 yarder and goalie slides forward to make foot save. Cornerkick is given.
16 min...TFC Attakora falls over on header of cornerkick sent in by TFC LaBrocca from left and his popped up header is cleared.
17 min...TFC DeRosario rush up middle and 25 yard low blast is wide left.
20 min...Wiz Escobar low clearance from 60 yards on left is wide right of TFC goal.
21 min...TFC LaBrocca 35 yard freekick from left is over leaping TFC Attakora and defender heads ball away.
22 min...TFC Peterson on left pushes ball over Wiz end line without getting away shot.
23 min...Wiz goalie picks up through ball sent in by TFC LaBrocca ahead of TFC DeRosario up middle.
25 min...Wiz Escobar long header from 35 yards over players and caught by TFC goalie.
25 min...TFC RED card...Garcia earns direct ejection for bashing into Wiz Kamara at center line with his studs up on thigh of player.
28 min...Wiz Myers cross from right has Wiz player head ball wide left from 15 yards on left.
31 min...Wiz Smith cuts around TFC de Guzman and sends 25 yard shot from right that goalie palms wide right of net.
32 min...Wiz Bunbury receives cornerkick from Wiz Smith on right and kicks up ball. TFC goalie takes ball off head of Wiz Conrad at 4 yards wide left of post.
34 min...Wiz YELLOW card...Rocastle for crash with TFC Sanyang at TFC 50 yards.
36 min...Wiz Bunbury has shot on edge of TFC box blocked by sliding defender.
37 min...TFC Barrett on left passes low cross through tied up TFC DeRosario and charging TFC de Guzman following up is open on right and sends low 20 yard blast that's saved by sprawling goalie.
41 min...Wiz Harrington cross from 35 yards on left has Wiz Kamara header called offside at 12 yards.
42 min...TFC Barrett kicked in face with Wiz Conrad backing in to him on high ball.
44 min...TFC DeRosario freekick from 25 yards is low and into Wiz player wall.
45 min...TFC YELLOW card...DeRosario for shoving fallen Wiz Rocastle at Wiz 30 yard sideline after whistle was blown.
46 min...Wiz Myers long throw-in from near right cornerflag has TFC Cann head away from box.
47 min...half ends 4:55pm.

Halftime entertainment included Purolator donating a $10,500 cheque to the Daily Food Bank. The sprinklers were turned on to water the field. Carlsberg had drawn two pairs of fans to take throw-ins into garbage bins to win prizes.

2nd Half:...starts 5:11pm.
halftime sub:...TFC Harden replaces Peterson.
...............TFC Gala replaces Sanyang.
47 min...Wiz Rocastle 35 yard freekick from left is low and blocked by TFC DeRosario.
48 min...TFC Gargan throw-in from right has TFC de Guzman pop up header wide right of net from 10 yards.
49 min...Wiz Myers long throw-in from right has Wiz Kamara pop up two headers but ball cleared on second one.
50 min...Wiz Kamara long run up right and cross is through TFC box unplayed.
53 min...Wiz Kamara 30 yard cross from right deflects off defender and bounces to goalie.
54 min...Wiz Bunbury on run up left wing cuts in towards goal and TFC Attakora makes sliding tackle at 20 yards to check him off ball.
55 min...Wiz Myers long throw-in from right has TFC Attakora head ball away from inside box.
56 min...Wiz RED card...Craig Rocastle collects his second Yellow card for knock down on TFC de Guzman just outside center circle.
58 min...Wiz sub...Aiyegbusi replaces Bunbury. Aiyegbusi plays at midfield. This was a defender replacing a forward.
60 min...TFC Barrett dribbles over left end line when he can't control ball after TFC de Guzman chips pass through from 35 yards.
63 min...Wiz Kamara runs to center from left and blasts 35 yard shot just wide left of goal.
63 min...TFC sub...White replaces Barrett.
64 min...TFC de Guzman rush up middle and his low 30 yard shot is saved by sprawling goalie.
65 min...Wiz sub...Leathers replaces Myers.
65 min...TFC Gargan long throw-in from right has Wiz defender head ball away from box.
67 min...Wiz Harrington 50 yard freekick from left has Wiz Conrad called offside to right of net although TFC goalie catches ball anyway.
69 min...Wiz Leathers chips from 40 yards on right has sliding Wiz Kamara knock ball wide left of net from 15 yards.
70 min...Wiz Smith cornerkick from right has leaping goalie catch ball in crowd of players.
72 min...Wiz Smith blasts 30 yard shot down middle wide right of goal.
75 min...Wiz goalie charges out to dive on through ball on right ahead of TFC DeRosario.
75 min...Wiz Leathers tries to cross from right endline is blocked.
76 min...Wiz Harrington 45 yard cross from left is caught by leaping goalie.
76 min...Wiz sub...Zusi replaces Smith.
79 min...Wiz Leathers chip from right 40 yards is over players in box.
80 min...Wiz Zusi cross from 40 yards on right has Wiz Wolff heads ball from 25 yards that goalie catches on bounce.
81 min...Wiz Leathers snakes 35 yard shot from right that goalie catches.
87 min...TFC Harden cross from left 40 yards has defender in charging crowd of players head ball out of box and TFC de Guzman following up blasts 25 yarder well over net.
90 min...TFC LaBrocca injured at TFC 35 yards.
91 min...TFC goalie 80 yard freekick is over TFC Harden at 15 yards and is wide left of Wiz goal.
92 min...Wiz Zusi 45 yard shot from right drops for goalie to catch.
92:11 min...game ends 5:59pm.

Final Score:.....Toronto FC......0..........Kansas City Wizards.........0......

Attendance was announced as 21583 on this warm late afternoon.

There were no boos from the crowd for Nick Garcia for the first time this year (this started from his giveaways against New England Revolution in the second game of the season). I'm not sure what the reaction will be before the next TFC game at the end of the month against Los Angeles. The sending off certainly changed the team's strategy expecting they'd have to survive over an hour with only ten players. It also ensured that Wizards Kei Kamara was booed by the fans the rest of the game.

Before this game started, I expected TFC would win this game. I felt that way against their Canadian Nutrilite opposition because they weren't MLS calibre teams but this was their first MLS opponent that gave me that feeling. Kansas City had not won in its last seven games before this one and TFC had won all their home games this year.

I got back to thinking they'd win, instead of just hanging on for the tie, after David Rocastle earned his second Yellow card at 56 minutes which evened out the manpower for the just over the last half hour of the game.

TFC now has a few weeks off while the MLS breaks for the World Cup first round games. A win today would have kept up the TFC momentum. With playoff changes this year of more wildcard teams instead of a guaranteed three from the East division making the post season, TFC have to finish at least second to earn a spot.

The Man of the Match who is always a TFC player was defender Dan Gargan.

After the game one side of the field was invaded by parents and children to kick the ball on breakfast cereal mascot Tony The Tiger. There had been a few announcements during the game to remind parents of this opportunity. No announcements were made about the TFC Academy game after the main game. Some of these players had impressed during the Nutrilite match against Vancouver Whitecaps so I felt deserved a mention. Instead about 60 people stayed for that game against the 'hated' Canadian rivals Montreal Impact Academy.

match stats from Wizards web site

MLS Game #10
Saturday, June 5, 2010, 3:00 p.m. CT
English TV: KCWE 29
Spanish TV: KCWE 29 (SAP)
BMO Field | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Weather: 68 degrees, clear
Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Referee's Assistants: C.J. Morgante; Craig Lowry
4th Official: Jeff Gontarek
Attendance: 21,583
Time of Game: 1:51
Weather: Clear-and-68-degrees
Score:                                     1    2    F
Toronto FC (5-4-2, 17 pts)                 0    0    0
Kansas City Wizards (2-5-3, 9 pts)         0    0    0
Kansas City Wizards: Jimmy Nielsen; Chance Myers (Jonathan Leathers 65), Jimmy Conrad, Pablo Escobar, Michael Harrington; Jack Jewsbury, 
Josh Wolff, Craig Rocastle (ejection 57); Teal Bunbury (Korede Aiyegbusi 59), Kei Kamara, Ryan Smith (Graham Zusi 77)
Subs not used: Eric Kronberg, Matt Besler, Birahim Diop, Santiago Hirsig
Toronto FC: Stefan Frei; Dan Gargan, Adrian Cann, Nana Attakora, Nick Garcia (ejection 27); Jacob Peterson (Ty Harden 46), 
Amadou Sanyang (Gabe Gala 46), Julian de Guzman, Nick LaBrocca; Dwayne De Rosario, Chad Barrett (O’Brian White 64)
Subs not used: Jon Conway, Maksim Usanov, Sam Cronin, Faud Ibrahim

Stats:                 TFC       KC
Shots                    6         7  
Shots on Goal       	3         3
Saves                    3         3
Fouls                     9         8
Offside                  5         4
Corner Kicks          	2         2

Misconduct Summary: 
TOR -- Nick Garcia (ejection; Serious Foul Play) 27
KC -- Craig Rocastle (caution; Reckless Foul) 35
TOR -- Dwayne De Rosario (caution; Unsporting Behavior) 46+
KC -- Craig Rocastle (caution; Reckless Tackle) 57
KC -- Craig Rocastle (ejection; Second Caution) 57

Scoring Summary: 

TFC starters

Wizards starters

Wizards ready to start the game.

Wizards Ryan Smith on rush.

Wizards Kei Kamara with ball.

Wizards Teal Bunbury on rush.

Cornerkick popped up. The ball is between the 'N' and the 'T' in the words 'Toronto Sun' on the billboard.

TFC Ty Hardin lines up freekick.

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