Results and details of the Saturday June 2nd, 2007 MLS game between Toronto FC and Colorado Rapids played at BMO Field in Toronto at 3:30pm.
Toronto FC (red socks and shirts, white shorts, names and numbers)
.............................18 Srdjan Djekanovic
16 Marvell Wynne...2 Andrew Boyens...11 Jim Brennan (cpt)...8 Kevin Goldthwaite
5 Ronnie O'Brien...13 Chris Pozniak...6 Maurice Edu...7 Andy Welsh
....................9 Danny Dichio...93 Jeff Cunningham
Subs:...22 Sam Reynolds (gk)...12 Edson Buddle (fwd)...14 Joey Melo (mid)...15 David Guzman (mid)...20 Andrea Lombardo (fwd)...23 Miguel Canizalez (def)...27 Gabe Gala (def)
team officials:...head coach Mo Johnston
Colorado Rapids (all sky blue, black names and numbers)
..............................1 Bouna Coundoul
12 Mike Petke...18 Ugo Ihemelu...11 Terry Cooke...16 Chris Wingert
25 Pablo Mastroeni (cpt)...7 Jovan Kirovski...5 Kyle Beckerman...20 Nicolas Hernandez
...................26 Conor Casey...10 Herculez Gomez
Subs:...31 Zach Thornton (gk)...4 Dan Gargan (def)...6 Brandon Prideaux (def)...9 Jose Cancela (mid)...14 Omar Cummings (fwd)...15 Jacob
Peterson (fwd)...33 Daniel Wasson (def)
team officials:...head coach Fernando Clavijo
Game officials:...referee Steven DiPeiro...referee's assistants Amato DeLuca and Joe Fletcher...fourth official Paul Ward...(yellow shirts, black shorts and socks)
1st Half:...game starts 3:48pm...TFC defend south end on this very hot and humid day with the sun from the west.
2 min...TFC Goldthwaite receives short cornerkick from left and weak 20 yard roller from left picked up by goalie.
6 min...CR Beckerman 25 yard shot up middle is well over net after ball crossed around box a few times.
6 min...TFC Cunningham on rush on left overruns ball and charging goalie clears.
7 min...TFC Cunningham has defender clear ball on edge of box preventing shot.
8 min...TFC Danny Dichio GOAL...TFC Andrew Boyens chips ball from TFC 40 yards down right sideline and TFC Marvell Wynne dekes CR Nicolas Hernandez near right cornerflag and charges by defender Mike Petke inside box for short 10 yard cross from near end line over sliding Pablo Mastroeni; Charging Dichio holds off CR Ugo Ihemelu knocks ball in from near post from 4 yards to right side of net.
10 min...TFC goalie catches easy 35 yard chip shot from left side.
12 min...CR Gomez cornerkick from left has ball sent through box and out right side for goalkick as CR Casey gets lunges with foot at ball from 2 yards on right post but can't turn it.
14 min...TFC Wynne long throw-in from right bounces to goalie as noone plays ball.
14 min...CR Cooke cross from right end line 20 yards has TFC Brennan clear ball from near right post.
15 min...TFC Goldthwaite throw-in from left is cleared from box.
16 min...TFC Cunningham put in alone as TFC Dichio takes quick freekick and rolls him ball from center circle. Cunningham runs in in from 30 yards and low 15 yard shot stopped point blank by sliding goalie at 12 yards. Ball rebounds left and TFC Welch gets to it at 18 yards on left and charges in to take 7 yard shot from left and goalie gets hand to raised shot and knocks ball wide left for cornerkick.
16 min...TFC O'Brien cornerkick from left has defender head wide right for throw-in.
17 min...TFC player's throw-in from left has ball knocked around in CR box but defenders clear as TFC Dichio knocked over.
18 min...TFC YELLOW card...Dichio for tackle from behind on Mastroeni near center line.
25 min...TFC Dichio put though on left on ball headed from centre by TFC Edu and he runs in and eludes defender's sliding tackle and takes 9 yard shot that sprawling goalie stops point blank and defender clears rebound behind own net wide right.
26 min...TFC O'Brien cornerkick cleared by CR Casey and TFC Brennan blasts partially cleared rebound well over net and back fence from 30 yards.
27 min...TFC Goldthwaite 25 yard blast snake bending shot has goalie punch wide left with both fists.
28 min...TFC Andrew Boyens GOAL...TFC Ronnie O'Brien cornerkick from left has leaping Boyens head ball in from 6 yards to left side of net between goalie and CR Jovan Kirovski standing on goal line.
29 min...TFC Welsh about three shots in row from right from 8 yards on right as first sliding defender blocks, then goalie sprawling save on right post then another rebound and Welsh has goalie pounce forward and grab ball on end line.
31 min...Rapids Herculez Gomez GOAL...CR Conor Casey feeds ball up middle from 40 yards finds Gomez running around sliding defender Boyens to get to ball and his low 12 yard shot is into right side of net beyond sprawling goalie 6 yards out.
32 min...CR goalie jumps to catch TFC Cunningham's popped up ball from 10 yards on left.
34 min...TFC O'Brien crosses from 30 yards on right through box but too far ahead of charging TFC Dichio.
36 min...TFC Boyens heads away cross from right that had been sent into box.
37 min...CR Mastroeni injured in own end and needs treatment off field. Other players rush to sidelines for a water break.
39 min...CR Casey pops up 7 yard header over net when CR Cooke crosses from right side of box.
41 min...CR Wingert low 30 yard shot through crowd from left bounces to goalie.
41 min...CR defender on sliding tackle blocks TFC Cunningham shot on edge of box after rush down center.
43 min...TFC Cunningham knocked over on edge of CR box when squeezed by two defenders on run through middle.
43 min...TFC Cunningham knocked over on edge of box but he elbowed CR Petke injuring him running on left side of box. Ball rolls for cornerkick.
44 min...TFC O'Brien's cornerkick from left has TFC Goldthwaite step in front of goaltender and leap to head ball over bar from 4 yards.
45 min... CR Gomez injured at TFC 45 yards when he and defender put legs up for ball and connect.
48 min...half ends 4:36pm.
2nd Half:...half starts 4:51pm.
halftime subs:...CR Gargan replaces Cooke.
................CR Peterson replaces Kirovski.
47 min...TFC O'Brien freekick from right side 50 yards has goalie and defender crash together but ball cleared from box.
47 min...TFC O'Brien cross from 30 yards on right has TFC Dichio not able to turn header and ball wide for throw-in.
48 min...TFC Brennan freekick from left at center line headed away by defender on edge of box.
49 min...TFC Pozniak cross from left has defender head ball ball away but he wins cornerkick.
50 min...TFC O'Brien cornerkick from left is headed through box out right for goalkick.
53 min...CR Peterson rush to right end line and cross smothered by goalie on right post. CR Hernandez was injured on the play and needs treatment off field.
54 min...CR Gargan cross from right has defender TFC Boyens head behind end line.
55 min...CR Gomez cornerkick from right has TFC Dichio head ball over own net but play whistled down and TFC given freekick.
57 min...CR Peterson blasts partially cleared ball from 28 yards low and wide left of net.
59 min...TFC O'Brien cornerkick from left is kicked back to goalie to grab by CR Casey. Shouldn't that have been ruled a passback and wasn't the goalie behind the end line?
60 min...TFC Edu injured at CR 22 yard line when he tried overhead kick.
62 min...CR Wingert 30 yard cross from left is wide right for goalkick.
63 min...CR Mastroeni ends CR pressure with 25 yard shot down center well over net after a few crosses from each side.
64 min...TFC O'Brien freekick from 40 yards on right is into player wall. TFC Pozniak 25 yard shot is well high and right of net.
65 min...TFC sub...Gala replaces Welsh.
67 min...TFC O'Brien cornerkick from left is whistled down as it's over players in box and pushing going on between players.
69 min...CR Gomez 45 yard freekick from left after retake is kicked just wide left of net.
70 min...CR Hernandez knocked down on edge of TFC box after run up middle.
72 min...TFC O'Brien 10 yard shot after TFC Dichio backheeled pass to him and he eluded defender is stopped point blank by goalie and ball spins for cornerkick.
72 min...TFC O'Brien player recrosses ball after cornerkick has ball headed by TFC Dichio from 7 yards straight to goalie.
73 min...CR goalie rushes forward and left to catch TFC Dichio cross from 30 yards on right.
74 min...TFC goalie rushes wide left to grab through ball ahead of CR Gomez.
75 min...CR YELLOW card...Gomez for complaining about check in TFC end with O'Brien.
78 min...CR Hernandez rolls through ball from 20 yards but no one makes play so ball rolls wide left for goalkick.
78 min...TFC Pozniak treated off field for nosebleed.
79 min...CR Wingert 35 yard cross from left is caught by goalie under bar on right post.
80 min...TFC RED card...Kevin Goldthwaite for swearing at CR player. It was a straight ejection!
82 min...TFC sub...Canizalez replaces Dichio.
84 min...CR Beckerman 30 yard shot is well high and wide right of net.
84 min...CR sub...Cummings replaces Wingert.
87 min...CR Hernandez cross from left 35 yards has two CR players not able to get heads on ball on right and drifts for goalkick.
90 min...TFC Gala and TFC Canizalez hold off two CR players and win throw-ins near CR left cornerflag wasting valuable time; third time it rolls for goalkick.
92 min...CR Gomez cornerkick from left has goalie leap and punch ball away. CR Gargan 35 yard blast on partial clearance is well over net.
92 min...TFC YELLOW card...Djekanovic for taking too much time before taking a goalkick.
94 min...CR Casey header center has CR Petke sidekick 8 yarder over net.
94 min...TFC sub...Buddle replaces Cunningham.
95 min...game ends 5:41pm.
Final Score:........Toronto FC.......2........Colorado Rapids........1...........
This game result was somewhat of a surprise because TFC were missing players for international duty. Regular goalie Greg Sutton and defenders Adam Braz and Marco Reda were away playing for the Canadian National team in a tune up match for the Gold Cup. Reserve players were used sparingly as they will soon be playing more exhibitions for the Canadian Under 20 team. (Gabe Gala and Andrea Lombardo were players left behind for Toronto FC to use if needed). Carl Robinson was away in Europe playing a qualifier in Wales. The team only has two signed goalies and so had called in Sam Reynolds from Chivas USA as their sub under MLS rules. The reserve game was 'postponed' as it would have been a problem getting enough players to make a team.
The Rapids were riding a four game undefeated streak coming into this game. They were lucky they weren't down 5-1 at the end of the half as often their goalie was left on his own for TFC players breaking in for shots.
This was the first game I haven't seen Ronnie O'Brien wear a leg brace.
League stats of the game: Colorado Rapids (4-3-3) vs. Toronto FC (3-5-1) June 02, 2007 -- BMO Field Scoring Summary: TOR -- Danny Dichio 3 (Marvell Wynne 1, Andrew Boyens 1) 9 TOR -- Andrew Boyens 1 (Ronnie O'Brien 2) 28 COL -- Herculez Gomez 4 (Conor Casey 1) 32 Colorado Rapids -- Bouna Coundoul, Ugo Ihemelu, Mike Petke, Chris Wingert (Omar Cummings 85), Terry Cooke (Jacob Peterson 46), Kyle Beckerman, Nicolas Hernandez, Jovan Kirovski (Dan Gargan 46), Pablo Mastroeni, Herculez Gomez, Conor Casey, Substitutes Not Used: Jose Cancela, Brandon Prideaux, Zach Thornton, Daniel Wasson Toronto FC -- Srdjan Djekanovic, Andrew Boyens, Jim Brennan, Kevin Goldthwaite, Ronnie O'Brien, Maurice Edu, Chris Pozniak, Andy Welsh (Gabe Gala 66), Marvell Wynne, Danny Dichio (Miguel Canizalez 83), Jeff Cunningham (Edson Buddle 95+). Substitutes Not Used: David Guzman, Andrea Lombardo, Joey Melo, Sam Reynolds Toronto FC Colorado Rapids total shots: 14 (3 tied with 3) 10 (3 tied with 2) shots on goal: 10 (Andy Welsh 3) 3 (3 tied with 1) fouls: 15 (Maurice Edu 3, Chris Pozniak 3) 18 (Herculez Gomez 4, Mike Petke 4) offsides: 6 (Jeff Cunningham 5) 2 (Herculez Gomez 2) corner kicks: 8 (Ronnie O'Brien 8) 3 (Herculez Gomez 3) saves: 2 (Srdjan Djekanovic 2) 8 (Bouna Coundoul 8) Misconduct Summary: TOR -- Danny Dichio (caution; Tackle from Behind) 19 COL -- Herculez Gomez (caution; Dissent) 75 TOR -- Kevin Goldthwaite (ejection; Abusive Language) 81 TOR -- Srdjan Djekanovic (caution; Delaying a Restart) 93+ referee: Steven DePiero Referee's Assistants: Amato DeLuca; Joe Fletcher 4th official: Paul Ward time of game: 1:54 attendance: 20,195 weather: Clear -and- 82 degrees All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial
Serge Djekanovic #18 would get the start but TFC had league back-up Sam Reynolds from Chivas USA if they needed him.
Toronto FC starters
Conor Casey waiting to start the second half. He started the season on Toronto's roster but was traded and ironically he was the 'portrait' on our tickets for today's game.
Toronto FC players applaud the fans after the game.
Newly acquire Jeff Cunningham starts his first home game.
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