Result of the Saturday August 21st, 2010 MLS game between Toronto FC and New York Red Bulls played at BMO Field in Toronto at 1:00pm.

Toronto FC (all red, white names and numbers)

..............24 Stefan Frei
4 Nick Garcia...3 Nana Attakora...12 Adrian Cann...8 Dan Gargan
21 Nick LaBrocca...14 Dwayne DeRosario (cpt)...15 Joseph Nane...25 Martin Saric
..........17 O'Brian White...10 Mista

Subs:...1 Jon Conway (gk)...7 Fuad Ibrahim (fwd)...19 Chad Barrett (fwd)...20 Ty Harden (fwd)...23 Jacob Peterson (mid)...33 Maksim Usanov (def)...34 Raivis Hscanovics (def)
team officials:...head coach Preki

New York Red Bulls (all navy, white names and numbers)

..............18 Bouna Coundoul
3 Chris Albright...44 Carlos Mendes...5 Tim Ream...7 Roy Miller
19 Dane Richards...23 Tony Tchani...4 Rafael Marquez...20 Joel Lindpere
.........9 Juan Pablo Angel (cpt)...14 Thierry Henry

Subs:...24 Greg Sutton (gk)...6 Seth Stammler (mid)...8 Sinisa Ubiparipovic (mid)...11 Danleigh Borman (def)...12 Mike Petke (def) ...29 Salou Ibrahim (fwd)...33 Carl Robinson (mid)
team officials:...head coach Hans Backe

Game officials:...referee Jair Marrufo...referee's assistants Bill Dittmar and Cameron Blair...fourth official Geoff Gamble...(teal shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st Half:...game starts 1:09pm...TFC defend south end on this warm evening.
40 sec...NY Lindpere squeezed by two defenders and 15 yard shot as he falls is rolled to diving goalie.
1 min...NY goalie comes out to edge of box to beat TFC Mista to through ball.
2 min...NY Richards long run up right wing and sends in low cross from 30 yards that rolls through box just steps ahead of charging NY Henry and he saves it from rolling over end line on left but redirects it for TFC throw-in.
3 min...NY Lindpere cross from 7 yards on left is blocked and cleared by defender.
4 min...TFC Nane 30 yard shot down the middle is wide left of the post.
5 min...NY Henry runs up middle to edge of box but not able to get to pass from the right.
6 min...TFC Nane pushes pass from 40 yards too far forward and goalie picks up ball.
10 min...NY Tchani cross from right has NY Angel head 15 yarder high and wide right.
11 min...TFC Mista rush on left to middle and 25 yard shot is palmed wide right of net by flying goalie.
11 min...TFC LaBrocca cornerkick from right is whistled down in box.
13 min...NY Henry is checked off ball on edge of TFC box by TFC Attakora on pass down the middle.
13 min...NY YELLOW card...Mendes earns it for pulling down TFC White at NY 25 yards on left.
14 min...TFC DeRosario 30 yard freekick from left has defender head ball away and then TFC LaBrocca hit post on 15 yard rebound then ball is knocked around until the goalie falls on it after TFC Saric kicks 10 yard shot that hits fallen goalie.
15 min...TFC DeRosario passes back to TFC LaBrocca at 25 yards on right and he blasts 30 yard ball through box wide left for goal kick.
16 min...NY Albright injures TFC Saric on sliding tackle at NY 50 yard left sideline.
17 min...NY Richards 20 yard shot on right is rolled wide left of post. NY Tchani sent him ball across from left.
18 min...NY Richards is injured at TFC 40 yards when legs tangle with TFC Gargan.
19 min...TFC DeRosario on rush on left crosses over end line.
20 min...NY Angel receives centering pass from right on edge of box but is checked off ball before he can take a shot.
22 min...TFC Attakora 60 yard freekick down middle bounces wide right of net.
23 min...NY Henry can't keep possession on bouncer from right from NY Richards to just inside edge of box.
24 min...NY Angel crosses from right side 30 yards and NY Henry 22 yard shot deflects off TFC Garcia for cornerkick.
24 min...NY Marquez cornerkick from left has TFC Garcia head ball out of box from near left post.
25 min...TFC Garcia heads NY Marquez cross from 30 yards on the right out of box.
26 min...it starts to rain.
27 min...TFC Mista shoots 20 yarder of loose ball on left that deflects off defender and pops up and falls just wide right of goal for cornerkick.
27 min...TFC LaBrocca cornerkick from right has goalie leap to punch ball out of box.
28 min...TFC DeRosario in middle at 30 yards passes to left for TFC Saric who runs to edge of box and crosses through box just step ahead of sliding TFC White at 6 yards and ball rolls for goalkick.
29 min...TFC LaBrocca on rush on right blasts 30 yard kick that goalie palms up in box and ball bounces wide left for throw-in.
30 min...TFC DeRosario 20 yard side foot blast over net when he receives cross from right from NY Richards.
31 min...TFC LaBrocca cornerkick from right has ball drop in box and NY Ream clears from box wide left for cornerkick.
32 min...TFC Gargan long throw-in from left has TFC Attakora flick header from left edge of box box but ball is cleared by defender when it lands in box.
32 min...TFC White on run down middle has his shot blocked by retreating NY Ream at 15 yards and TFC DeRosario blasts 18 yard shot that is blocked off head of NY Mendes at 9 yards and another defender clears.
34 min...NY Rafael Marquez GOAL...Marquez is rolled pass from NY Tchani and his 28 yard shot down the middle is bent outward into top left corner of net beyond flying goalie Stefan Frei.
36 min...TFC DeRosario rush on left and rolls 15 yarder through box unplayed.
36 min...NY YELLOW card...Marquez earns it for tackle from behind on TFC Gargan at NY 50 yards.
37 min...TFC Gargan cross from 25 yard sideline has goalie punch ball away and TFC Nane shoots 30 yard rebound high and wide left of net.
40 min...NY (on Joseph Nane own goal) GOAL...NY Rafael Marquez freekick from 25 yards from right over two man wall and land between legs of TFC Nana Attakora and deflects off knee of TFC Joseph Nane facing net at 4 yards on left post and into left side of goal near post with goalie still in center of net.
43 min...TFC DeRosario cross from 25 yards is a step ahead of TFC Mista on left to make play.
44 min...NY Henry run through left wing and cross from left endline has NY Angel shoot 6 yards that's blocked by goalie and NY Angel recovers rebound and taps ball back to NY Marquez who shoots 12 yarder just high and wide right of net.
45 min...NY Angel taps pass through to NY Lindpere but goalie charges to dive on ball.
46 min...half ends 1:55pm.

Halftime entertainment was the Highland Creek Pipes and Drums probably because it was Veteran's Day at the Canadian National Exhibition which is going on outside the stadium. Why did they have to play "Scotland The Brave" in Canada? They got through one other song and kept playing as they were drowned out by the commercials on the scoreboard now playing over again for the fourth time this afternoon.

2nd Half:...starts 2:10pm.
halftime sub:...TFCA Peterson replaces Mista. DeRosario moves up to play forward.
46 min...TFC LaBrocca cornerkick from right has NY Henry head ball away from right side of box.
47 min...TFC Gargan long throw-in from left has TFC Attakora pop header over net from 8 yards while off balance facing away from goal.
48 min...TFC Dwayne DeRosario GOAL...TFC O'Brian White on right rolls pass to DeRosario on right and sharp angle 10 yard shot while holding off NY Charles Mendes and ball is under goalie Boana Coundoul on right post.
51 min...TFC LaBrocca 40 yard freekick from left to right side of box is popped up on header and ends with TFC White 15 yard shot well over net.
52 min...NY Lindpere cross from left after getting backheeler has TFC Gargan clear ball at 4 yards on right.
52 min...NY Marquez cornerkick from left has goalie catch ball on right side of goal.
52 min...TFC Peterson rolls pass from right over endline unplayed.
54 min...TFC DeRosario 45 yard freekick from right has defender head ball away on edge of box.
54 min...TFC Gargan long throw-in from left has defender head ball away from box.
56 min...NY Marquez long cross from 60 yards on right has NY Lindpere at 30 yards flick to NY Henry who runs and shoots 20 yarder up middle over net.
58 min...TFC Gargan long throw-in from left has TFC Cann head 8 yarder that flying goalie stops with chest but offside flag raised as TFC DeRosario was offside at 2 yards.
59 min...TFC RED card...Nana Attakora called for handball for waving his arms overhead like a windmill to swipe at a cross sent in from the right by Richards. As this incident was in the box, the referee called a Penalty kick. It looked like the goalie was in a position when he dived forward to punch the ball out of the box and prevent NY Henry from playing it.
60 min...NY Juan Pablo Angel GOAL...Angel blasts shot that hits goalie's hand and deflects off underside of bar into the net just over the goal line.
62 min...NY Henry flicks ball to himself and rolls 20 yarder wide right of net.
63 min...TFC sub...Barrett replaces White.
64 min...NY Richards gets long pass from left and rush downfield on right and shoots 25 yarder high and wide left of net.
65 min...NY Henry long bursts on left and 20 yard cross is caught by goalie.
66 min...NY sub...Ibrahim replaces Henry who applauds fans as he leaves the field.
68 min...TFC Barrett eludes checks but injures himself when he cuts back for ball at NY 20 yard left sideline.
The rain starts again.
71 min...NY YELLOW card...Ibrahim for kicking the ball into the net after a whistle for an offside call.
73 min...NY sub...Robinson replaces Marquez.
76 min...NY Ibrahim gets two point blank shots with a 12 yard one-touch shot when he received cross from left and then a 7 yard rebound shot that was pushed wide left of the net.
76 min...NY Robinson cornerkick from left has goalie punch out of box.
77 min...TFC sub...Ibrahim replaces Saric.
77 min...NY Carl Robinson GOAL...NY Robinson cornerkick from left has goalie punch ball out of box. NY Richards crosses ball back into box from 30 yards on right and goalie fumbles cross from right through box but NY Robinson is waiting just wide left of the post to head ball in from 5 yards.
78 min...TFC Peterson 15 yard shot deflects off sliding defender for throw-in.
78 min...TFC Peterson 18 yard shot deflects for cornerkick.
78 min...TFC LaBrocca cornerkick from right has TFC Gargan head ball wide across box.
79 min...TFC Gargan 30 yard cross has NY Tchani head ball over net.
79 min...TFC LaBrocca cornerkick from left has ball headed to NY Richards on fast break until he stops to roll cross at TFC 25 yards.
81 min...NY Tchani short run down middle and blasts 30 yard shot just over net.
82 min...NY Ream knocks down TFC Peterson cross into box and clears ball.
84 min...TFC LaBrocca with blocked shot from 25 yards but he gets another pass and shoots 12 yard low shot that goalie sprawls to block at 4 yards.
84 min...NY Lindpere strips TFC Nane of ball on left and 10 yard chip of goalie has falling goalie swat to stop ball.
87 min...TFC Ibrahim 22 yard shot over crowd of players but well high and wide right.
88 min...TFC Gargan chip from 30 yards from left to TFC Barrett but he rolls ball back away from net at 8 yards.
88 min...NY Lindpere cornerkick from left is rolled back upfield and pass over to NY Tchani 25 yard shot down middle has goalie palm ball over top right corner of net.
88 min...NY player's cornerkick from right is low and NY Richards gets his shot blocked at 10 yards and earns a cornerkick.
90 min...TFC Peterson rolls ball from 10 yards on right but defender clears from box.
90 min...TFC LaBrocca cross from 25 yards on right is bounced through box.
90 min...TFC Gargan crosses ball from 25 yards on left and defender heads out of box.
91.25 min...game ends 5:46pm.

Final Score:.....Toronto FC......1..........New York Red Bulls.......4........

Attendance was announced as 22108 which is a new record for this stadium.

This was the second most exciting game at BMO Field I've ever seen (better than when Real Madrid was here). The 2008 All-Star game was my favourite game because I got to see David Beckham and all the best players in the MLS on one night. The Red Bulls have parlayed three designated players onto their team. Juan Pablo Angel has played for the team for a few years while French international Thierry Henry and Mexican national captain Rafael Marquez have just joined the team within the last few weeks. They all had a part to play in the Red Bulls victory. TFC designated player Julian de Guzman did not play as he had accumulated too many Yellow cards over the season and was serving a suspension.

Two of the Red Bulls players drew some cheers at this hostile park. Thierry Henry drew some cheers for his star power and late substitution Carl Robinson because he played so hard for TFC when he was here from their first three years in the league.

This was the first home game that TFC have lost in well over a year. I don't know why the long unbeaten streak was played up so hard by the media the last week but I felt something might go wrong days ahead of time. I think it was worse that TFC has had so many tie games at home this season rather than this one loss...Of couse the real reason TFC struggles is their awful road record offsetting thei awesome home record.

Red Bulls beat TFC twice in the last week and pull well ahead of them in the Eastern Conference for the second and last guaranteed playoff spot. TFC will now have to try for a wild card spot against six tough teams from the Western Conference.

stats from MLS.com

Shots 			15   	17 
Shots on Goal 		5   	8 
Saves 			5   	4 
Fouls 			4	9 
Offsides 		3   	5 
Corner Kicks 		6   	6 

Scoring Summary: 
NY -- Rafael Marquez 1 (Tony Tchani 1) 35 
NY -- own goal (Joseph Nane) 41 
TOR -- Dwayne De Rosario 9 (O'Brian White 2) 49 
NY -- Juan Pablo Angel 12 (penalty kick) 61 
NY -- Carl Robinson 1 (unassisted) 77 

New York Red Bulls -- Bouna Coundoul, Roy Miller, Tim Ream, Carlos Mendes, Chris Albright, Joel Lindpere, Rafael Marquez 
(Carl Robinson 74), Tony Tchani, Dane Richards, Juan Pablo Angel, Thierry Henry (Salou Ibrahim 67).

Substitutes Not Used: Danleigh Borman, Mike Petke, Seth Stammler, Sinisa Ubiparipovic, Greg Sutton.

Toronto FC -- Stefan Frei, Dan Gargan, Adrian Cann, Nana Attakora, Nick Garcia, Dwayne De Rosario, Martin Saric (Fuad Ibrahim 77), 
Joseph Nane, Nick LaBrocca, O'Brian White (Chad Barrett 63), Mista (Jacob Peterson 46).

Substitutes Not Used: Ty Harden, Raivis Hscanovics, Maksim Usanov, Jon Conway. 

Misconduct Summary: 
NY -- Carlos Mendes (caution; Reckless Tackle) 14 
NY -- Rafael Marquez (caution; Reckless Tackle) 37 
TOR -- Nana Attakora (ejection; Denied Goal Scoring Opportunity (Handball)) 60 
NY -- Salou Ibrahim (caution; Unsporting Behavior) 72

Referee: Jair Marrufo 
Referee's Assistants: Bill Dittmar, Cameron Blair 
4th Official: Geoff Gamble 

Attendance: 22,108 
Time of Game: 1:49 
Weather: Cloudy-and-73-degrees

NOTE: Loss ends Toronto FC's league unbeaten streak at BMO Field at 17 games; last home loss in MLS came June 6, 2009.

TFC starters

Red Bull starters

Red Bulls Juan Pablo Angel (9) and Thierry Henry (14) wait for signal to kick off.

TFC Dwayne DeRosario (14) waits for ball to come down.

TFC Martin Saric passes over to Nick LaBrocca (21).

The split second that the own goal went in.

That same picture a bit bigger.

TFC cornerkick sent in by Nick LaBrocca.

TFC downfield players waiting for a pass.

NYRB Salou Ibrahim holds off TFC defender Nana Attakora.

TFC Dan Gargan takes throw-in.

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