Result of the Tuesday September 28th, 2010 MLS game between Toronto FC and Real Salt Lake played at BMO Field in Toronto at 8:00pm.

Toronto FC (all red, white names and numbers)

..............1 Jon Conway
33 Maxim Usanov...3 Nana Attakora...12 Adrian Cann...4 Nick Garcia
23 Jacob Peterson...8 Dan Gargan...6 Julian de Guzman...21 Nick LaBrocca
.......14 Dwayne DeRosario (cpt)...29 Maicon Santos

Subs:...30 Milos Kocic (gk)...10 Mista (fwd)...17 O'Brian White (fwd)...19 Chad Barrett (fwd)...20 Ty Harden (def)...34 Raivis Hscanovics (def)...37 Nicholas Lindsay (fwd)
team officials:...Nick Dasovic

Real Salt Lake (all white, black names and numbers)

.................18 Nick Rimando
3 Robbie Russell...4 Jamison Olave...6 Nat Borchers...17 Chris Wingert
26 Collen Warner...77 Andy Williams...5 Kyle Beckerman (cpt)...8 Will Johnson
...........10 Robbie Findley...15 Alvaro Saborio

Subs:..24 Kyle Reynish (gk)...2 Tony Beltran (def)...11 Javier Morales (mid)...12 Jean Alexandre (mid)...19 Pablo Campos (fwd)... 20 Ned Grabavoy (mid)...28 Chris Schuler (def)
team officials:...head coach Jason Kreis

Game officials:...referee Trevor Taylor...referee's assistants Adrian Goddard and Mark Moses (all three from Barbados)...fourth official Sylvio Petrescu (Canada)...(black & gray striped shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st Half:...game starts 8:07pm...TFC defend south end.
1 min...TFC Maicon 35 yard roller from left is wide right of net.
4 min...TFC goalie picks up 22 yard through ball sent up middle by RSL Warner with no RSL players running up middle.
6 min...TFC DeRosario runs from right to middle and cuts 30 yard roller wide right of net.
8 min...TFC Usanov 60 yard chips from right is over head of TFC DeRosario at 22 yards and bounces to goalie.
10 min...TFC Gargan long throw-in from right has RSL player head ball out of box and TFC Garcia blast 30 yard shot down middle and over net.
11 min...RSL Findley chips pass from 22 yards down middle to right and RSL Williams low cross from 15 yards on right wins cornerkick when ball deflects off TFC Attakora.
12 min...RSL Williams cornerkick from right has TFC Attakora clear ball wide left for throw-in.
12 min...RSL player crosses in from 35 yards on left sideline and TFC Cann clears ball from just inside box.
13 min...RSL Saborio tips header on leap from 15 yards that's caught by TFC goalie.
18 min...RSL Johnson taps pass back to RSL Saborio up middle and 30 yard shot tips for cornerkick off TFC Gargan.
18 min...RSL Williams cornerkick from left has goalie punch ball up and wide through box to right in crowd of players and eventually RSL Beckerman crosses high 30 yarder from right sideline that goalie catches.
19 min...TFC Jacob Peterson GOAL...TFC goalie's long throw up the middle finds Peterson at 45 yards and Peterson charges and rounds RSL defender Wingert to get 22 yard shot from middle into left side of net beyond flying goalie.
20 min...RSL Wingert 40 yard cross from right over crowd of players and bounces wide left of net.
22 min...RSL Olave chips ball forward from 30 yards but ball bounces to goalie.
23 min...RSL defender Russell heads ball back to goalie to break up TFC pressure on cross from left.
24 min...RSL Williams cross from 20 yards on right edge of box has TFC Cann duck to head away ball at 7 yards.
25 min...TFC DeRosario sends pass up the middle from 30 yards and TFC Maicon wins cornerkick when RSL defender Borchers slides and pokes ball from 10 yards in middle.
26 min...TFC LaBrocca cornerkick from left has goalie punch ball away. TFC de Guzman skies 25 yard blast up middle that's well over net. TFC Maicon is injured in RSL box on play when goalie crashes into him leaping to punch ball away.
29 min...RSL Russell steals ball from TFC LaBrocca at 22 yards on left and crosses into box where TFC Attakora heads ball away from 5 yards.
30 min...RSL Saborio 20 yard roller up middle is between players and smothered by goalie.
30 min...TSC sub...Barrett replaces Maicon.
31 min...RSL Williams low cross from 28 yards on right has defender clear at 8 yards.
33 min...RSL Russell 40 yard chip from right is caught by goalie in front of crowd of players.
34 min...RSL YELLOW card...Warner for pulling down TFC de Guzman with grab of shoulder at TFC 30 yards.
37 min...RSL Williams bends 35 yard cross from left inside box and TFC Garcia on right heads ball away out right side of box.
39 min...RSL Wingert cross from 30 yards on left has TFC Attakora fly to slide and knock ball for cornerkick.
39 min...RSL player's cornerkick from left has TFC Garcia head ball away.
40 min...TFC de Guzman cross from left has TFC Peterson head 15 yarder wide right but play whistled down for Peterson pushing away defender to make play.
41 min...RSL Beckerman on tap over freekick takes 30 yard freekick from left has goalie dive and block ball and crawl to smother so there's no rebound.
46 min...TFC de Guzman 50 yard freekick chips ball down left sideline and has TFC DeRosario not able to control it and ball bounces over end line.
46 min...half ends 8:53pm.

Halftime entertainment was a quick introduction of the Canadian National Women's team that has a friendly against China on Thursday September 30th. They drew applause when they walked up the sideline waving at the fans.

2nd Half:...starts 9:09pm.
halftime subs:...RSL Morales replaces Warner.
47 min...RSL Williams 30 yard freekick from left has play called offside with RSL Saboria standing at 8 yards in box who headed ball high wide right of net.
49 min...RSL Williams cross from 35 yards on left has RSL Findley head 12 yarder on right popped up but bounces to for goalie to smother it.
50 min...RSL Wingert cross from 40 yard on left has RSL Morales not able to keep it in play on right end line.
51 min...TFC Barrett cross from left end line 12 yards is caught by goalie. TFC de Guzman had passed from the middle to the left.
52 min...TFC YELLOW card...Usanov for timewasting on throw-in near TFC corner as he dropped ball for TFC Gargan after faking a throw-in himself.
55 min...TFC Usanov low cross has RSL goalie fumble ball and TFC DeRosario 10 yard shot on spin around wide left of net.
56 min...RSL Johnson 30 yard shot on left has retreating defender at 12 yards pop up ball to goalie.
57 min...TFC DeRosario 30 yard shot down middle has goalie block on dive to left corner of net but big rebound has RSL Russell kick to goalie to clear.
59 min...RSL YELLOW card...Beckerman for upending TFC de Guzman at center line.
60 min...TFC DeRosario pops up 20 yard header on right that bounces to goalie.
61 min...RSL sub...Grabavoy replaces Johnson.
64 min...TFC sub...Mista replaces Peterson. DeRosario now moves back to play midfield.
65 min...RSL Findley injured but wins freekick on edge of TFC box when TFC Usanov plows into him when he turns for pass.
67 min...RSL Javier Morales GOAL...Morales freekick from 22 yards is over player wall and has TFC de Guzman put it into left corner of net off his arm on left post from 3 yards.
70 min...TFC DeRosario cross from 22 yards on right near end line is caught by leaping goalie.
71 min...TFC Mista rushes to receive pass up left from TFC LaBrocca and one-times 20 yarder wide left of net.
73 min...RSL Beckerman hooks leg back and pokes ball from TFC Gargan charging through box at 7 yards.
73 min...TFC Mista cross from 25 yards on left has defender RSL Borchers clear on right side of box.
76 min...TFC sub...White replaces LaBrocca.
76 min...TFC Mista 40 yard freekick from right has defender clear on edge of box.
76 min...RSL Williams 22 yard shot from right is high and wide right of goal.
78 min...RSL Wingert has defender TFC Attakora slide and block 18 yard shot for cornerkick.
78 min...RSL player's cornerkick from left has RSL Saboria head ball from 10 yards and TFC defender Gargan heads ball away up middle.
There's a misty rain now falling.
79 min...RSL Findley soft 10 yard shot on headed cross has ball bounce wide left of net.
80 min...RSL Findley gets by defenders up left wing and crosses from 7 yards on left and retrating TFC Garcia pops up defensive header at 5 yards and goalie catches wide left of net preventing cornerkick.
80 min...TFC Barrett gets checked off ball in RSL box.
82 min...RSL sub...Alexandre replaces Saborio.
82 min...TFC Gargan long throw-in from right has TFC Cann head 15 yarder forward and RSL Williams clears ball out of box.
84 min...TFC White heads high wide right from 12 yards on right as TFC Barrett crosses from right near sideline.
86 min...TFC de Guzman chips 35 yarder from left that defender heads away from edge of box.
86 min...TFC DeRosario cross from 8 yards on left endline comes off defender but TFC White backing in kicks ball over end line from 5 yards on left.
87 min...RSL Findley tries to chip 6 yard shot over sliding goalie but ball is pushed wide left for cornerkick.
88 min...RSL player's cornerkick tapped around in left corner by players until TFC numbers break it up.
88 min...RSL Findley 20 yard shot from left is well wide right of net.
89 min...RSL Findley on rush up left has goalie make point blank shot at 6 yards to start fast break.
90 min...TFC DeRosario cross from 30 yards on left has TFC Usanov climb defender RSL Wingert's back but can't connect on 6 yard header.
91 min...TFC de Guzman 45 yard chip from left bounces wide right over TFC Usanov on right end line.
92 min...RSL Morales 20 yard freekick from left near end line is tapped around to waste time.
93 min...TFC goalie flubs clearance kick and almost shanks ball back into own net but grabs it on line near left post.
93 min...game ends 9:58pm.

Final Score:.....Toronto FC......1..........Real Salt Lake.........1........

Attendance was announced as 10581 which is the smallest crowd I've seen watch TFC play in Toronto. The weather was cold and it rained during the day and at times during this game. I don't expect even that many people showed up tonight. The South end stands were full but the North end was about empty and the east and west side stands were about half full. Fans were singing "Sloop John B" during the game with its lyrics "This is the worst trip I've ever been on".

TFC absolutely needed to win this game. The tie knocked them out of the CONCACAF League Championship and ensures that Real Salt Lake and Cruz Azul advance to the next round. I wonder if they hadn't made the group stage of this competition and therefore not had to play so many mid-week games whether they would have done better in their MLS league games and not be almost out of the playoffs?

Real Salt Lake needed a tie to ensure they advanced to the next round. They had rested some of their regular players in their MLS game on the weekend so they could concentrate on this game and their final game against Cruz Azul wouldn't matter.

RSL's regular season MLS game here at BMO Field was on August 28th when the two teams played to a 0-0 tie.

TFC were trying to win here after RSL scored the tieing goal bringing on forward O'Brian White to play with other forwards, Chad Barrett, Dwayne DeRosario, and Mista in a desperate attempt to score the winner. They then ran the danger of RSL getting the winner on counterattacks with less players in the midfield and defence.

stats from Concacaf Champions League

General Game Stats
  Toronto Real Salt Lake 
Shots on goal 4 3 
Shots wide 7 5 
Fouls 8 8 
Corner Kicks 1 5 
Offsides 1 3 
Possession 52% 48% 

TFC starters

Real Salt Lake starters

TFC Maxim Usanov gets ready to drive ball forward.

TFC Dwayne DeRosario on rush

RSL Kyle Beckerman chips ball.

The almost empty north end stand.

TFC Dan Gargan holds off defender.

This RSL freekick goal was scored by Javier Morales.

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