Result of the Saturday September 25th, 2010 MLS game between Toronto FC and San Jose Earthquakes played at BMO Field in Toronto at 4:00pm.

Toronto FC (all red, white names and numbers)

..............24 Stefan Frei
4 Nick Garcia...20 Ty Harden...12 Adrian Cann...34 Raivis Hscanovics
23 Jacob Peterson...8 Dan Gargan...6 Julian de Guzman...14 Dwayne DeRosario (cpt)
.........19 Chad Barrett...29 Maicon Santos

Subs:...1 Jon Conway (gk)...3 Nana Attakora (def)...10 Mista (fwd)...17 O'Brian White (fwd)...21 Nick LaBrocca (mid)...33 Maksim Usanov (def) ...37 Nicholas Lindsay (fwd)
team officials:...head coach Nick Dasovic

San Jose Earthquakes (all black, white names and numbers, blue trim)

................18 Jon Busch
3 Chris Leitch...21 Jason Hernandez (cpt)...14 Brandon McDonald...20 Tim Ward
8 Chris Wondolowski...7 Khari Stephenson...4 Sam Cronin...77 Geovanni
...........19 Ryan Johnson...11 Bobby Convey

Subs:...25 Brian Edwards (gk)...2 Bobby Burling (def)...5 Brad Ring (mid)...9 Scott Sealy (fwd)...10 Arturo Alvarez (mid)...13 Cornell Glen (fwd) ...17 Joey Gjertsen (mid)
team officials:...head coach Frank Yallop

Game officials:...referee Kevin Stott...referee's assistants Eric Boria and Sean Hurd...fourth official David Gantar...(teal shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st Half:...game starts 4:08pm...TFC defend north end on this mild by windy afternoon.
2 min...SJE Geovanni on left end line has TFC Garcia get ball off him and pass forward to TFC Gargan but SJE Convey takes it off him at 10 yards inside box and Gargan grabs him with both hands to pull him down and wins Penalty kick.
2 min...SJE Chris Wondolowski GOAL...Wondolowki blasts penalty kick to center-left of net that goalie Stefan Frei gets a hand to on dive but pushes ball into top of net.
3 min...TFC DeRosario cross from 22 yards on left and TFC Maicon nods header down and wide right from 8 yards on right.
4 min...TFC DeRosario skies 22 yard shot from left well high and wide right of net.
7 min...TFC Barrett crosses from 35 yards on right to goalie as no forward player moves for it.
8 min...SJE Leitch 50 yard cross from right has goalie catch in front of SJE Johnson on left post.
9 min...TFC Peterson taps back pass from 8 yards from right that has TFC de Guzman dummy ball as if he would take it and TFC DeRosario blasts shot well over net from 22 yards.
10 min...SJE Geovanni 30 yard low blast deflects off TFC Gargan's leg at 20 yards for cornerkick.
10 min...SJE Convey cornerkick from right has ball tapped back to him by SJE Geovanni and he crosses over to left where Johnson heads ball down at 8 yards and goalie picks it up on bounce.
11 min...TFC Peterson saves ball on right end line and crosses over box to find TFC Maicon who heads cross from 8 yards on left which goalie punches back for Maicon who now crosses from same spot but SJE Hernandez heads away from 4 yards on left. TFC DeRosario is called offside from TFC Peterson on edge of box with DeRosario behind defenders.
15 min...SJE Stephenson blasts shot from 12 yards well over net when SJE Johnson taps him pass.
16 min...TFC Barrett low 25 yard cross from left is just a step ahead of sliding TFC DeRosario at 5 yards.
20 min...TFC de Guzman chips 25 yard ball over crowd and bounced to goalie ahead of TFC Peterson getting to it.
21 min...SJE Stephenson blasts 45 yard shot down middle and well over net.
21 min...TFC Peterson cross from 25 yards on right has flying TFC Maicon head ball over net from 8 yards.
22 min...SJE defenders hold off TFC forwards from getting shot from edge of box.
24 min...SJE Wondolowski 28 yard shot from right has goalie palm ball over bar.
25 min...SJE Geovanni cornerkick from left has leaping SJE McDonald head ball wide right from 6 yards for goalkick.
26 min...SJE Stephenson midair blast down middle from 30 yards is caught by goalie.
26 min...TFC Gargan is injured at own 35 yards when he is on ground kicking to make poke check.
27 min...SJE goalie charges to right side to get to through ball pass sent in from 55 yards by TFC de Guzman before TFC Peterson can get to it.
28 min...TFC Gargan long throw-in from right has ball headed over and TFC Maicon misses on 6 yards on left. SJE player clears ball after TFC Barrett cross from 8 yards on left.
30 min...SJE McDonald long throw-in from left has defender on left post pop header through box.
31 min...SJE Stephenson 50 yard roller is just wide right of post with goalie watches roll by.
33 min...SJE Wondolowski 25 yard shot wide left when SJE Cronin taps him over a pass.
34 min...TFC DeRosaario cross from 30 yards on left is curled wide right of net.
37 min...TFC Gargan long throw-in from right has defenders clear ball in box.
37 min...TFC Barrett cross from 25 yards on left has SJE Leitch pop header wide right from 15 yards for cornerkick.
38 min...TFC DeRosario cornerkick from right is over players and defender clears it from edge of box.
39 min...TFC DeRosario cornerkick from left has SJE defender head ball away from inside box.
39 min...SJE goalie catches 50 yard cross from right sent in by TFC Garcia over crowd of players.
41 min...SJE Wondolowski has two shots blocked from 18 yards on right.
42 min...TFC DeRosario cornerkick from left has defender head ball away. TFC DeRosario is bumped over on the play when later he gets a tap back.
43 min...SJE Johnson injured and wins freekick when TFC Harden pulls him down at TFC 25 yards.
44 min...SJE Geovanni 30 yard freekick from left has flying goalie push ball wide left of post.
45 min...SJE Geovanni cornerkick from left is low and cleared by defenders.
45 min...SJE Convey rolls pass forward and left and SJE Wondolowski blasts shot from 12 yards over net.
46 min...TFC DeRosario called offside near left end line.
47 min...half ends 4:55pm.

The halftime entertainment was sponsored by Carlsberg and involved teams of two taking throw-ins into a bunch of garbage cans. The two guys' team beat the two girls' team.

2nd Half:...starts 5:11pm.
halftime sub:...TFC Mista replaces Gargan.
45 min...SJE Geovanni 45 yard shot from right is well over net.
46 min...SJE Johnson injured at TFC 35 yards.
48 min...TFC Barrett run cuts into middle from left along end line but sliding SJE defender Hernandez deflects ball off TFC Barrett over end line for goalkick.
50 min...SJE Convey good run up right sideline and his 25 yard shot after he cuts into middle is well over the net.
52 min...SJE Chris Wondolowski GOAL...SJE Geovanni passes ball forward on left and SJE Ryan Johnson rush on left to 20 yards away and cross to middle and charging Wondolowski boots 7 yarder from center to top left corner under bar as no defenders are around to prevent his clear shot.
54 min...SJE Convey bumped off ball on edge of TFC box by TFC Cann.
55 min...TFC Barrett rush up right and 15 yard shot is high and wide right of post.
56 min...SJE Convey cross from 30 yards on left is cleared from edge of TFC box.
59 min...TFC de Guzman cross from 35 yards on left has TFC Mista nod 8 yard header wide left.
60 min...TFC Garcia 28 yard blast from right when he gets ball is well high and wide right of net.
61 min...TFC DeRosario gets pass from TFC Peterson and run on right crosses over players in box.
62 min...TFC Hscanovics long throw-in from left has defenders clear from box.
65 min...TFC Dwayne DeRosario GOAL...TFC Mista rolls pass from 25 yards and TFC DeRosario chips 20 yarder from left near edge of box into top right corner of net.
66 min...SJE Chris Wondolowski GOAL...SJE player runs down left wing and takes low 25 yard cross. Wondolowski is alone on right edge of box and takes 15 yard shot from left that hits shoulder of sprawling TFC Raivis Hscanovics at 9 yards and deflects into left side of net beyond diving goalie.
67 min...TFC Maicon heads ball wide right from 5 yards on right after TFC DeRosario's cornerkick from left.
69 min...TFC Barrett has sliding SJE Wondolowski poke away ball at 15 yards up the middle.
70 min...SJE Geovanni cornerkick from left has goalie palm ball over bar.
70 min...SJE Convey cornerkick from right has TFC Garcia head ball out of box on right.
71 min...TFC Barrett chests pass down and turns and shoots 20 yarder wide left of net.
71 min...TFC sub...White replaces Hscanovics.
72 min...SJE sub...Ring replaces Stephenson.
74 min...TFC DeRosario throw-in from left has defender SJE Leitch head ball away on left edge of box.
76 min...SJE Convey rush across 22 yards from right and cuts shot that goalie smothers.
76 min...TFC DeRosario cross from 25 yards on left lands on top of net.
77 min...TFC DeRosario low cross into box has defender SJE Leitch partially block and defender behind him clears in crowd in box.
78 min...TFC Maicon Santos GOAL...Maicon kicks in 3 yarder on left post as TFC O'Brian White rolls ball forward from 25 yards and TFC Chad Barrett rolls ball from 15 yards on right.
79 min...TFC YELLOW card...DeRosario earns it for pulling the ball out of SJE Cronin's hands to try to hurry up and restart game.
83 min...TFC DeRosario bicycle kick from 8 yards is wide left of net when TFC Barrett heads him pass across box.
83 min...SJE YELLOW card...goalie Jon Busch earns it for time wasting.
84 min...TFC Barrett throw-in from left is headed down but cleared from box be defenders.
85 min...SJE Johnson on left on 3 on 1 rush passes over to SJE Geovanni who shoots 12 yarder that goalie partially blocks at 5 yards and TFC Cann clears at 2 yards on left post.
85 min...SJE sub...Sealy replaces Geovanni.
86 min...TFC Maicon low cross from 22 yards on left has defender in box clear.
86 min...SJE goalie punches away ball over TFC Barrett just inside right side of box on 35 yard cross from TFC DeRosario on left.
87 min...SJE sub...Gjertsen replaces Convey.
87 min...TFC Barrett long throw-in from right has defenders clear.
89 min...TFC White rolls pass from 20 yards and TFC Peterson blasts 12 yard shot from right well over net.
90 min...TFC player's long throw-in from right is cleared from box after bouncing around between players.
92 min...TFC de Guzman 65 yard cross down left has TFC Barrett low cross from 22 yards from left has defenders clear from box.
93 min...TFC Mista long cross from 45 yards on left has leaping TFC Harden head ball from 10 yards wide right of net.
94 min...TFC Cann 30 yard chip shot has goalie catch.
94 min...game ends 6:00pm.

Final Score:.....Toronto FC......2..........San Jose Earthquarkes.........3........

Attendance was announced as 20,064 on this mild but windy afternoon. There is no way that many people showed up to watch the game.

The Man of the Match (who is always a TFC player) was named as defender Adrian Cann.

With the playoffs almost mathematically out of the picture even before this game, fans from the support groups brought signs to criticize ownership and management. Besides not making the playoffs for the fourth year in a row (the team's entire existance), ticket prices have been raised for next season. A chorus of boos greeted the team after the game.

Dwayne DeRosario scored and he made a finger to palm gesture different than his usual Shake'N'Bake chicken strut celebration. He got in trouble when he explained this new celebration later. He was 'writing a cheque' as if we wanted to renegotiate his contract.

It was the first home game for new interim head coach Nick Dasovic (he was an assistant coach earlier this year). The players seem to like him from what I've seen on television interviews. I used to watch him play in old Canadian Soccer League for the North York Rockets and dug my old team jersey out of the cupboard to wear for this game.

This was the first MLS game involving two Canadian coaches. Winning coach was Frank Yallop.

stats from MLS.com

San Jose Earthquakes 3 at Toronto FC 2

San Jose Earthquakes (11-7-6) vs. Toronto FC (8-11-7) 
September 25, 2010 -- BMO Field 

Scoring Summary: 
SJ -- Chris Wondolowski 10 (penalty kick) 3 
SJ -- Chris Wondolowski 11 (Ryan Johnson 5, Geovanni 2) 53 
TOR -- Dwayne De Rosario 12 (Mista 1) 66 
SJ -- Chris Wondolowski 12 (unassisted) 67 
TOR -- Maicon Santos 2 (Chad Barrett 2) 79 

San Jose Earthquakes -- Jon Busch, Chris Leitch, Jason Hernandez, Brandon McDonald, Tim Ward, Chris Wondolowski, Sam Cronin, 
Khari Stephenson (Brad Ring 73), Bobby Convey (Joey Gjertsen 87), Geovanni (Scott Sealy 86), Ryan Johnson.

Toronto FC -- Stefan Frei, Adrian Cann, Ty Harden, Nick Garcia, Raivis Hscanovics (O'Brian White 72), Dwayne De Rosario, 
Julian de Guzman, Dan Gargan (Mista 46), Jacob Peterson, Chad Barrett, Maicon Santos.

Comparison  TORONTO FC   SAN JOSE   
Shots 		16   	16 
Shots on Goal 	4   	9 
Saves 		6   	2 
Fouls 		8   	4 
Offsides 	5   	1 
Corner Kicks 	4   	5 

Misconduct Summary: 
TOR -- Dwayne De Rosario (caution; Unsporting Behavior) 80 
SJ -- Jon Busch (caution; Delaying a Restart) 84 

Referee: Kevin Stott 
Referee's Assistants: Eric Boria; Sean Hurd 
4th Official: David Gantar 

Attendance: 20,064 
Time of Game: 1:51 
Weather: Cloudy-and-61-degrees 

TFC starters

Earthquakes starters

TFC Julian de Guzman blocks the ball.

TFC Jacob Peterson shields ball from SJE Khari Stephenson.

SJE Chris Wondolowski scores on this Penalty kick.

TFC Jacob Peterson on rush.

TFC Julian de Guzman chips ball and SJE Chris Leitch gets head to it.

Anti management/ownership banners held up by the North End Elite supporters section.

Me wearing my old North York Rockets jersey who I used to watch from the late 1980s to early 1990s. It didn't help old Rockets player Nick Dasovic coach TFC to a win today in his first home game.

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