Result of the Thursday July 1st, 2010 MLS game between Toronto FC and Houston Dynamo played at BMO Field in Toronto at 7:00pm.

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...6 Julian de Guzman...22 Amadou Sanyang...21 Nick LaBrocca
...........19 Chad Barrett...14 Dwayne DeRosario (cpt)

Subs:...1 Jon Conway (gk)...7 Fuad Ibrahim (fwd)...17 O'Brian White (fwd)...20 Ty Harden (def)...25 Martin Saric (mid)...27 Gabe Gala (mid) ...33 Maksim Usanov (def)
team officials:...head coach Preki

Houston Dymano (white socks and shirts, orange shorts, black names and numbers)

..............18 Pat Onstad
31 Andrew Hainault...32 Bobby Boswell...4 Ryan Cochrane...17 Mike Chabala
5 Danny Cruz...22 Lovel Palmer...33 Joseph Ngwenya...26 Corey Ashe
...........25 Brian Ching (cpt)...9 Brian Mullan

Subs:...1 Tally Hall (gk)...2 Eddie Robinson (def)...8 Richard Mulrooney (mid)...13 Francisco Navas Cobo (mid)...15 Cam Weaver (fwd)... 23 Dominic Oduro (fwd)...51 Adrian Serioux (mid)
team officials:...Dominic Kinnear

Game officials:...referee Jair Marrufo...referee's assistants Daniel Belleau and Eric Boria...fourth official Geoff Gamble...(teal shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st Half:...game starts 7:04pm...TFC defend north end.
1 min...HD Cruz quick freekick from 30 yards over heads of HD players in box but play called offside.
2 min...TFC Barrett taps over to TFC DeRosario who crosses through box from left. TFC de Guzman has 5 yard shot on right deflect off defender for cornerkick.
3 min...TFC LaBrocca low cornerkick from right has shot deflect off TFC player wide right for goalkick.
7 min...HD Cruz crosses on right from 20 yards near endline beats TFC Garcia but TFC Cann clears ball near right post.
8 min...HD Ngwenya skies 30 yard kick from right well over net.
13 min...HD goalie beats TFC Barrett to through ball sent over from right.
15 min...HD Palmer stops ball and cuts 25 yard roller down middle wide right of net.
17 min...HD Cruz cuts in cross from 25 yards on right post TFC Garcia and TFC Cann stops ball and clears from box.
19 min...TFC Garcia crosses from 25 yards on left is over box and TFC Peterson can't keep ball in play.
20 min...TFC de Guzman springs TFC Barrett on break on right and checked off ball when he stops at 20 yards.
22 min...HD Hainault clearance at center circle has TFC goalie catch ball on bounce wide right of net.
26 min...TFC LaBrocca chipped ball down middle and one-touch passes to right but nobody is at 15 yard line.
28 min...HD Ashe cross from 25 yards on left deflects for cornerkick on left off TFC Gargan.
28 min...HD Cruz cornerkick from left results in partial clearance and HD Cruz shot from 30 yards on left sideline bends and is caught by goalie.
29 min...TFC Barrett rolls cross from 7 yards on left that goalie smothers as HD Palmer scissors his legs.
30 min...TFC DeRosario on run on right rolls 25 yarder that's saved by diving goalie at 8 yards.
31 min...HD Mullan on left has shot deflect to goalie guarding post.
32 min...HD Chabala throw-in from left near TFC box is pass back to him and he's checked off ball for a goalkick.
33 min...TFC DeRosario chests ball down with back to net, turns with ball and takes 25 yard blast down middle that's well over net.
34 min...HD Palmer injured on right sideline at TFC 40 yards.
36 min...TFC DeRosario on left sideline passes to center for TFC Sanyang who blasts 30 yarder high and wide right of net.
38 min...TFC Gargan long throw-in from right is caught by goalie in crowd of players.
41 min...HD Chabala 50 yard freekick from left has leaping HD Ching head ball wide left from 15 yards on right that defender pops header wide to left but flag was up to stop play.
43 min...TFC DeRosario pass off on right of box for TFC Peterson who blasts low 10 yard shot from left into outside webbing of net.
44 min...TFC DeRosario bumped off ball wins freekick on right edge of box.
45 min...TFC LaBrocca freekick from right has ball partially cleared and TFC de Guzman shoots low 22 yard shot through crowd of players and diving goalie stops ball and ball deflects off both TFC Barrett and TFC DeRosario at 7 yards for goalie to smother.
46 min...half ends 7:55pm.

Halftime entertaiment was Pizza Pizza's Meal or No Meal. The contestant won the grand prize of 12 pizzas. That was the third time in a row that a contestant has won. The sprinklers are turned on to keep the field moist.

2nd Half:...starts 8:12pm.
halftime sub:...TFC White replaces Peterson. (DeRosario goes back to midfield).
47 min...HD freekick by goalie from right edge of his box is caught by TFC goalie on bounce.
50 min...HD Chabala cross from 20 yards on left has diving defender head ball away.
51 min...HD Chabala cross from left has TFC Cann head ball away. HD Cruz cross from right lands on top of net.
52 min...TFC YELLOW card...Sanyang earns it for his low check on HD Cruz at TFC 50 yards.
52 min...HD Ashe cross from 30 yards on left has ball deflect off TFC DeRosario's face.
53 min...HD Cruz cornerkick fromleft has TFC Garcia head ball back to him from box and his recross is whistled down in box.
54 min...TFC Barrett crosses from 25 yards on left is over players in box wide right of net.
55 min...HD Ashe 35 yard shot hits TFC Attakora in face at TFC 22 yards.
56 min...HD goalie beats TFC Barrett to through ball.
57 min...HD Mullan called offside on 22 yard shot on 2 on 1 break with low shot into left side of net.
58 min...TFC YELLOW card...Garcia earns it for hip check on HD Cruz rush on right sideline.
59 min...HD Cruz freeekick from 45 yards on right has HD Cochrane head 20 yarder well wide.
60 min...HD RED card...Joseph Ngwenya earns it for a pushing and punching incident.
.........TFC RED card...Julian de Guzman earns it for a punch in the melee.
.........TFC YELLOW card...Attakora for his part at beginning for pushing incident.

There was a pushing incident after Ngwenya ran into TFC Gargan and the whistle was blown at TFC 30 yards on left. Ngwenya continued his run and ran into Attakora where both players pushed each other. Most of the players on the field and a TFC player warming up joined in the fray.
64 min...HD sub...Oduro replaces Mullan.
64 min...TFC goalie charges out of box to head away HD Oduro's through ball.
65 min...TFC Gargan cross chip from 25 yards has defender chest ball to goalie at 3 yards on left post.
66 min...TFC DeRosario's dribbling wins cornerkick on right with defender clearing ball over end line.
66 min...TFC LaBrocca cornerkick from right has TFC Barrett on left cross from 18 yards near left end line has goalie punch ball through box to right for throw-in.
67 min...TFC Barrett knocks down long throw-in from right from TFC Gargan and turns and fires 20 yarder from left high over net.
68 min...HD Oduro cross from 30 yards on left is wide left for goalkick.
69 min...TFC DeRosario cross from 35 yards on right has HD Boswell head ball away from edge of box.
70 min...TFC goalie charges into crowd of players to catch cross from HD Cruz from 35 yards on right.
70 min...TFC Barrett long run to ball and high cross on left end line is well over all the players.
71 min...TFC sub...Gala replaces LaBrocca.
71 min...HD Ashe cross from 10 yards on left has TFC Gargan head ball for cornerkick.
72 min...HD Brian Ching GOAL...Danny Cruz cornerkick from left has Ching leaping header in crowd of players from 5 yards to right side of goal beyond goalie Stefan Frei. He got around TFC Amadou Sanyang who was shadowing him to connect with ball.
73 min...HD Palmer 30 yard blast has goalie palm ball over net.
73 min...HD Cruz cornerkick from left has TFC Attakora pop up header and keep HD Cruz from recrossing ball.
75 min...HD sub...Robinson replaces Ashe.
78 min...HD Palmer and TFC DeRosario hurt in crash together after DeRosario got away blast at HD 35 yards. DeRosario returned to the game with his wrist wrapped in a bandage.
79 min...TFC sub...Ibrahim replaces Garcia.
81 min...HD goalie long punt upfield bounces to TFC goalie.
82 min...TFC Ibrahim cross from 25 yards on left wins cornerkick on left after deflection over end line.
82 min...TFC Ibarhim cornerkick from left has defender partially clear ball and charging TFC Gala blasts 30 yard low shot up the middle which defender clears.
83 min...TFC DeRosario blasts partial clearance after cornerkick that goalie palms over net.
83 min...TFC Dan Gargan GOAL...TFC Fuad Ibrahim cornerkick from left has Gargan leap and head ball in from 6 yards just under bar over goalie Pat Onstad's hand and past HD Lovel Palmer on goal line.
84 min...TFC YELLOW card...Gargan earns it before play resumes for ripping off his shirt as part of his goal celebration.
85 min...TFC Ibrahim cornerkick from right has HD goalie save shot on left post.
85 min...TFC Barrett checked off ball on HD giveaway deep in HD end.
88 min...HD sub...Weaver replaces Ching.
89 min...HD Hainault 60 yard freekick from left has HD player pass ball over to HD Cruz on left and his 12 yard shot from left near end line well behind net. TFC Cann was injured on the play.
92 min...TFC Ibrahim cornerkick from right has defender head ball for throw-in.
92 min...TFC Gargan long throw-in has ball cleared but man was down in box.
93 min...TFC RED card...Amadou Sanyang earned his second Yellow card of the game when he elbowed HD Robinson in face in HD box.
94 min...game ends 9:01pm.

Final Score:.....Toronto FC......1..........Houston Dynamo.........1......

Attendance was announced as 21374 on this warm evening with a bright sun in the north west.

Man of the Match (who is always a TFC player) was Dan Gargan who scored the goal for Toronto.

The Dynamo roster included Canadian national team players Pat Onstad in goal, defender Andrew Hainault as starters and unused sub Adrian Serioux who is also a defender.

The game was very even with both teams having enough chances to win. The teams are almost equal in the standings and could be dueling with each other at the end of the year because of the Wild Card format which may mean only two teams from the East and six from the West.

TFC stretch their unbeaten run in all competitions to nine. This was their third tie in a row with all games being at home since before the World Cup break so there are other teams closing in on them for one of the last playoff spots.

Summary from MLS.com

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Brian Ching 3 (Danny Cruz 2) 72
TOR -- Dan Gargan 1 (Fuad Ibrahim 1) 84

Misconduct Summary:
TOR -- Amadou Sanyang (caution; Reckless Tackle) 53
TOR -- Nick Garcia (caution; Reckless Foul) 59
HOU -- Joseph Ngwenya (ejection; Violent Conduct) 62
TOR -- Nana Attakora (caution; Unsporting Behavior) 63
TOR -- Julian de Guzman (ejection; Violent Conduct) 63
TOR -- Dan Gargan (caution; Shirt Removal) 85
TOR -- Amadou Sanyang (caution; Unsporting Behavior) 94+
TOR -- Amadou Sanyang (ejection; Second Caution) 94+ 

Shots 			9   	5  
Shots on Goal 		5   	2  
Saves 			1   	4  
Fouls 		       11   	8  
Offsides 		0   	4  
Corner Kicks 		6   	4  


Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Mike Chabala, Bobby Boswell, Ryan Cochrane, Andrew Hainault, Corey Ashe (Eddie Robinson 76), 
Joseph Ngwenya, Lovel Palmer, Danny Cruz, Brian Ching (Cam Weaver 89), Brian Mullan (Dominic Oduro 65).

Toronto FC -- Stefan Frei, Dan Gargan, Adrian Cann, Nick Garcia (Fuad Ibrahim 80), Nana Attakora, Nick LaBrocca (Gabe Gala 71), 
Amadou Sanyang, Julian de Guzman, Jacob Peterson (O'Brian White 46), Chad Barrett, Dwayne De Rosario.

Referee: Jair Marrufo
Referee's Assistants: Daniel Belleau; Eric Boria
4th Official: Geoff Gamble
Weather: Sunny and 68 degrees
Attendance: 21,374

TFC starters

Dynamo starters

TFC Dwayne DeRosario and Chad Barrett wait to start the game.

Dynamo Danny Cruz tries to dribble by TFC Nick Garcia.

Dynamo Lovel Palmer rush.

TFC Dan Gargan's long throw-in has started a scramble in the Dynamo box.

TFC Julian's de Guzman's low shot has Dynamo Pat Onstad block ball and somehow get rebound deflected back to him.

Dynamo cornerkick recross is sent back into box.

Referee Jair Marrufo gives TFC Dan Gargan a Yellow card before play resumes for ripping his shirt off while celebrating his goal.

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