Result of the Tuesday August 17, 2010 CONCACAF Champions League game between Toronto FC and Cruz Azul (Mexico) played at BMO Field in Toronto at 8:00pm.

Toronto FC (all red, white names and numbers)

.............1 Jon Conway
33 Maksim Usanov...3 Nana Attakora...12 Adrian Cann...34 Raivis Hscanovics
21 Nick LaBrocca...6 Julian de Guzman...14 Dwayne DeRosario (cpt)...25 Martin Saric
..........10 Mista...17 O'Brian White

Subs:...30 Milos Kocic (gk)...7 Fuad Ibrahim (fwd)...8 Dan Gargan (def)...15 Joseph Nane (mid)...20 Ty Harden (def)...23 Jacob Peterson (mid)... 27 Gabe Gala (mid)
team officials:...head coach Preki

Cruz Azul (white socks and shirts, blue shorts and numbers)

..............25 Yosgart Gutierrez
4 Julio Dominguez...5 Alejandro Castro...15 Horacio Cervantes...2 Fausto Pinto
18 Cesar Villaluz...21 Hector Gutierrez...8 Gonzalo Pineda...11 Manuel Vela
..........30 Emanuel Villa...9 Maximiliano Biancucchi

Subs:...1 Jose Corona (gk)...3 Joel Huiqui (def)...6 Gerardo Torrado (mid)...10 Christian Gimenez (fwd)...13 Alam Bello (mid)...16 Rogelio Chavez (def)...27 Javier Orazco (def)
team officials:...head coach Enrique Meza

Game officials:...referee Courtney Campbell (Jamaica)...referee's assistants Stephen Brown (Jamaica) and Ricardo Morgan (Jamaica)...fourth official Silviu Petrescu (Canada)...(all black uniforms)

1st Half:...game starts 8:07pm...TFC defend south end on this cloudy warm evening.
20 sec...TFC Saric from 20 yards on left crosses to center and TFC White heads ball wide left of net from 18 yards.
2 min...TFC Martin Saric GOAL...TFC Maxim Usanov runs to recover popped up clearance near right cornerflag and heads ball along end line and TFC DeRosario flicks kick over defender at 12 yards along line. TFC Mista heads ball from 6 yards on the right that charging goalie Yosgart Gutierrez palms ball up and ball bounces at 4 yards in center of box for charging Saric who ducks and heads ball into top right corner of net from 4 yards.
3 min...TFC White low blast up middle from 20 yards is wide right of post ahead of TFC DeRosario who'd given him pass.
5 min...TFC DeRosario 30 yard blast up middle as he ran in from left wing has goalie smother ball.
7 min...CA defender Dominguez takes ball off TFC White on edge of CA box.
7 min...CA Pineda rolls 25 yarder up middle through crowd of players that's smothered by goalie.
8 min...TFC Mista rolls pass after run across box to TFC DeRosario on left and he rolls shot across 6 yard box unplayed as no TFC players ran into box.
10 min...CA Villa 25 yard low freekick blast from left through player wall and is just wide right of post.
13 min...TFC Mista weak 22 yard rolls up middle to goalie on tip.
16 min...TFC Usanov clears ball from CA Biancucchi at 8 yards near left end line.
17 min...CA Villaluz 22 yard shot up middle is caught by goalie.
17 min...CA defender clears TFC Hscanovics cross from left into edge of box preventing TFC White from getting to it.
19 min...TFC DeRosario 40 yard freekick from middle is chipped to leaping TFC Attakora at 15 yards who heads wide right on bounce.
20 min...CA YELLOW card...Villaluz for flattening TFC Hscanovics on tackle at TFC 40 yards.
22 min...TFC DeRosario 25 yard kick up middle is headed away by CA Cervantes on edge of box.
24 min...CA Vela 30 yard freekick from right sideline has CA Castro pop 15 yard header from right well over net.
25 min...TFC Saric on left wing crosses 20 yarder from near end line that defender heads over goal line from 15 yards.
25 min...TFC LaBrocca cornerkick from left has CA Cervantes leap and head ball away in crowd of players.
26 min...TFC Usanov 45 yard chip from right bounces to goalie.
27 min...CA Vela pops header at 22 yards behind defender but goalie grabs ball.
29 min...TFC LaBrocca falls and crosses ball from right that goalie catches.
30 min...CA Cervantes heads ball back to goalie to break up cross to TFC White at 18 yards.
31 min...TFC win freekick when TFC DeRosario pushed down on edge of CA box.
32 min...TFC Mista 20 yard freekick from right bends just wide left of post.
33 min...TFC DeRosario 18 yard roller from right is smothered by goalie.
34 min...CA Castro 35 yard low cross from right is just step ahead of CA Vela at 10 yards on left.
35 min...TFC DeRosario injured cutting pass back at CA 35 yards.
36 min...TFC Mista 40 yard freekick from right is caught by goalie.
38 min...TFC Attakora clears 30 yard defelected shot from right out of play for throw-in.
39 min...CA Pinto cross from left edge of box and CA Vela blasts 8 yarder that's blocked by sprawling goalie on left post.
40 min...CA Villaluz 20 yard shot up middle through crowd of players just wide left of net..
41 min...TFC Mista chips 30 yard shot from right well wide right of net.
43 min...TFC Mista GOAL...TFC Raivis Hscanovics on left rolls cross from 25 yards and TFC Mista shoots 20 yarder that diving goalie gets hand to and pushes ball into right corner of net just over the line.
45 min...CA Villa misses 15 yard bicycle kick up middle.
46 min...half ends 8:53pm.

2nd Half:...starts 9:09pm.
halftime subs:...CA Gimenez replaces Vela.
...............CA Torrado replaces Pineda.
47 min...TFC DeRosario on 3 on 3 rush pushes 20 yard ball too far so goalie can grab it.
48 min...TFC Saric injured in collision at CA 40 yards when CA Torrado strips him off ball.
49 min...CA Biancucchi cross from 30 yards on extreme left lands on top of net.
51 min...CA Castro 30 yard chip up right has defender head ball away at 12 yards.
51 min...CA Villaluz can't get away shot at 12 yards.
52 min...TFC Mista injured near TFC 40 yard line.
53 min...TFC Hscanovics long throw-in from left has defender clear ball from box.
54 min...CA Gimenez snakes 30 yard shot that flying goalie pushes wide left of net.
55 min...CA Gimenez cornerkick from left has goalie catch ball over crowd of players.
57 min...CA Gimenez cross from 35 yards on left sideline through box ahead of three defenders is wide right for goalkick.
62 min...CA sub...Orozco replaces Gutierrez.
62 min...CA Pinto cross from 20 yards on left end line has TFC LaBrocca block and deflect ball over end line.
63 min...CA Castro cornerkick from left has ball drop when goalie misses punching it and bounce through box unplayed.
64 min...TFC sub...Peterson replaces Saric.
65 min...CA Orozco low 25 yard blast up middle after receiving cross is well wide left of net.
66 min...TFC sub...Nane replaces Mista.
69 min...CA Pinto cross from 25 yard left sideline has TFC Cann head away from box while running towards own goal and CA Torrado blasts partial clearance low from 20 yards that deflects off TFC Attakora wide left but ref misses it and calls goalkick.
71 min...CA Villa 30 yard cross up middle blasts over net as other forward looked like he'd take it with a long run.
72 min...TFC YELLOW card...Peterson for delay on throw-in at 25 yards. He then takes a long throw that the goalie easily catches.
74 min...TFC Peterson long throw-in from right is caught by goalie.
75 min...CA YELLOW card...Pinto earns it for tackle on TFC Usanov who'd checked him off ball.
77 min...TFC sub...Ibrahim replaces White.
78 min...TFC DeRosario 25 yard freekick from left is just over TFC players waiting on right post.
80 min...CA Castro long cross from right corner is over players in box.
82 min...TFC DeRosario passes too far forward for TFC Ibrahim and goalie grabs it on 2 on 1 rush.
83 min...CA Pinto cross from 30 yards on left has TFC goalie dive forward to punch ball forward and defenders clear it as he's down.
85 min...CA Castro cross from right has CA Biancucchi knock 10 yard shot on left that's stopped by goalie on left side.
85 min...TFC DeRosario is pushed over on run into box but ball is over end line.
86 min...CA Castro cross from 25 yards on right is over box.
88 min...TFC Ibrahim leaves field for treatment.
88 min...CA YELLOW card...Gimenez for delay of game.
89 min...CA Christian Gimenez GOAL...Gimenez 25 yard freekick down the middle over player wall hits the inside of the left post and deflects into into middle of net with goalie diving to left.
90 min...CA Biancucchi 25 yard shot up middle is smothered by goalie.
91 min...TFC players tap ball around for two cornerkicks from right.
92 min...TFC YELLOW card...DeRosario earns it for pushing incident with CA Torrado.
.........CA YELLOW card...Torrado for his part in pushing incident.
93 min...game ends 9:57pm.

Final Score:.....Toronto FC......2..........Cruz Azul (Mexico).........1......

Attendance was not announced but was later published as 16862. This was not part of the season ticket package and tickets could not be sold to all but season ticket holders until the team was assured of qualifying following their victory against CD Motagua of Honduras a few weeks ago.

This was the first game of the CONCACAF Champions League Group A stage matches. The other two teams in this home and away series are Real Salt Lake of the MLS and Arabe Unido of Panama. Cruz Azul was the favourite to win this group as for the last two years they were runners-up in the twenty-four team tournament.

Toronto FC got off to the dream start with a goal at 3 minutes and then scoring just before halftime. They looked like they were hanging on at the end but did get the win. They gave regular goalie Stefan Frei the night off and used Jon Conway who fit in well. Cruz Azul used their back-up goalie tonight too with Yosgart Gutierrez taking the place of Jose Corona.

The players on Cruz Azul looked so small compared to the TFC team. The TFC defence was ready for all crosses and cornerkicks heading the ball away from Cruz Azul forwards.

General Game Stats
  		Toronto Cruz Azul 
Shots on goal 	4 	7 
Shots wide 	6 	11 
Fouls 		20 	9 
Corner Kicks 	3 	2 
Offsides 	1 	3 
Possession 	55% 	45% 

TFC starters

Cruz Azul starters

TFC defence holds firm

Cruz Azul line up for freekick.

TFC Martin Saric gets away pass.

Cruz Azul player checks ball away from TFC Dwayne DeRosario.

TFC Dwayne DeRosario freekick.

TFC players salute the crowd.

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