Toronto FC (red socks and shirts, white shorts, names and numbers)
..............................18 Srdjan Djekanovic
16 Marvell Wynne...2 Andrew Boyens...11 Jim Brennan...13 Chris Pozniak
5 Ronnie O'Brien...33 Carl Robinson (cpt)...6 Maurice Edu...7 Andy Welsh
..................93 Jeff Cunningham...9 Danny Dichio
Subs:...22 Sam Reynolds (gk)...12 Edson Buddle (fwd)...14 Joey Melo (mid)...15 David Guzman (mid)...20 Andre Lombardo (fwd)...23 Miguel Canizalez (def)...27 Gabe Gala (def)
New York Red Bulls (all navy, white names and numbers)
.............................18 Jon Conway
...............26 Taylor Graham...4 Carlos Mendes...6 Seth Stammler
32 Markus Schopp...19 Dane Richards...21 Dema Kovalenko...10 Claudio Reyna...11 Dave van den Bergh
.....................17 Jazy Altidore...9 Juan Pablo Angel
Subs:...1 Danny Cepero (gk)...8 Sinisa Ubiparipovic (mid)...15 John Wolyniec (fwd)...22 Tim Regan (def)...25 Sal Caccavale (mid)...28 Jerrod Laventure (fwd)...60 Jeff Parke (def)
head coach Bruce Arena
Game officials:...referee Tim Weyland...referee's assistants Greg Barkey and Bill Dittmar...fourth official Silviu Petrescu...(yellow shirts, black shorts and socks)
1st half:...game starts 7:09pm...TFC defends south end on this warm evening with a bright sun in the north east and a breeze from the south.
1 min...NY Angel lobs pass to NY Altidore who blasts 10 yard shot from left well high and wide left of net.
4 min...TFC goalie charges left to catch lobbed through ball from 30 yards on right.
8 min...TFC Cunningham rescues ball on run down left line. He passes back and TFC Welsh crosses into box but no TFC players run into box to play it.
9 min...TFC O'Brien 35 yard low shot through crowd is saved on left post.
10 min...TFC Dichio slides on edge of NY box to pass ball to TFC Cunningham but defender Mendes slides to knock ball away and concedes cornerkick.
10 min...TFC O'Brien recrosses his cornerkick ball when it is headed back to him by NY Stammler. NY Graham heads ball up and another player clears ball from box.
11 min...TFC Cunningham rolls 30 yard shot from left through crowd of players to goalie.
12 min...NY Altidore run on right passes ball though two TFC players into box and NY Richards short cross to center has TFC Edu block ball and clear.
13 min...NY Reyna 35 yard freekick up middle chip has defender clear away.
18 min...TFC Dichio intercepts cross in center and passes over to TFC Welsh on left whose 25 yard shot is low and wide left.
19 min...TFC Dichio passes ball downfield but defender heads away from edge of NY box.
19 min...TFC Dichio pops up 12 yard header bounces to goalie when TFC Welsh sends in cross.
21 min...TFC Cunningham run down right and cross from 25 yards has TFC Dichio just miss header and NY Schopp head back to goalie.
22 min...TFC Cunningham GOAL...TFC Welsh rush on left from 30 yards and cross from 10 yards on left has TFC Cunningham blasts ball in from 7 yards off underside of bar in top right corner.
23 min...NY Richards cross from right edge of box is blocked by TFC Pozniak deflected for cornerkick.
24 min...NY van den Bergh short cornerkick has NY Richards from right cross and TFC Dichio head ball away from box.
26 min...TFC Wynne low cross from right has NY Reyna stop and pass ball to clear.
26 min...TFC Pozniak throw-in from left has TFC Dichio cross from left edge of box and charging TFC O'Brien blast 22 yarder from center well high and wide right.
27 min...TFC O'Brien 40 yard shot cross from right has goalie charge out and catch ball injurying own defender NY Graham.
28 min...NY Shopp 35 yard shot from right is well high and wide left.
30 min...TFC Dichio touches ball in center to TFC Robinson who rolls shot from 30 yards well wide left.
32 min...NY YELLOW card...Schopp for sliding tackle on TFC Welsh near left sideline at NY 45 yard line.
33 min...TFC Welsh and NY Richards both injured on left sideline and Richard is down for longer.
34 min...NY Altidore rolls cross from left to NY player who chips short pass to NY Angel in box but he's ruled offside.
37 min...NY Stammler cross from 25 yards on left has ball sent over box and wide right.
39 min...TFC Welsh brought down on left edge of NY box by clip from sliding NY Schopp but no call and ball is cleared.
43 min...NY van den Bergh fights off check and gets shot from 12 yards that deflects over net.
44 min...NY Reyna cornerkick from left has NY Angel on right head 3 yarder wide right.
46 min...half ends 7:55pm.
2nd Half:...starts 8:11pm.
45 min...TFC O'Brien cornerkick from right has ball land for TFC Boyens but he can't get away 12 yard shot.
46 min...NY Kovalenko ends NY pressure by blasting 20 yard shot well high wide left.
48 min...TFC Boyens blocks cross from right near end line from NY Schopp although cornerkick awarded on deflection behind end line.
48 min...NY player's cornerkick from right is headed out of box by TFC Dichio on 6 yard line.
49 min...NY van den Bergh cornerkick from right has defender concede cornerkick.
50 min...NY van den Bergh corrnerkick from right has NY player head flick from right and NY Angel head ball wide right from 5 yards.
50 min...NY Richards crosses from right is well over players in box.
51 min...NY van den Bergh cornerkick from right has goalie catch in crowd of players.
52 min...TFC Pozniak gets back in time to break up pass on NY Altidore rush into box and touch over to NY Angel.
53 min...NY Angel scuffs 20 yard shot up middle on deflection and ball rolls to goalie.
55 min...NY van den Bergh bends in 35 yard cross from right is caught by goalie in crowd on left post.
56 min...NY player's cornerkick from left has TFC O'Brien head up and NY player heads from 5 yards and TFC Welsh heads ball away from right post.
58 min...TFC O'Brien cornerkick from right has NY player headed away.
58 min...TFC O'Brien crosses from middle over to TFC Edu who dekes defender on end line on left but NY van den Bergh boots away.
59 min...TFC Pozniak throw-in from left to TFC Welsh pass back but offside when ball repassed forward.
60 min...NY Altidore 12 yard shot up middle when sent by through ball is straight to goalie.
62 min...NY Reyna cornerkick from left has leaping NY Schopp head ball wide right of net from 8 yards.
62 min...NY van den Bergh crosses from right side outside box has goalie step forward to catch.
63 min...TFC Welsh injured when NY Stammler sweep checks him after TFC Cunningham has cross from right end line block and ball deflect back to Welsh. Stammler then takes cross in face that deflects for cornerkick.
64 min...TFC O'Brien cornerkick from right has ball headed away for clearance and fast breakout for NY.
66 min...TFC Pozniak rolls ball from left that Dichio can't quite turn when he slides to connect to pass on left 8 yards from net on near post.
66 min...TFC Welsh cross from left corner has leaping NY defender head out of box.
67 min...NY Altidore injured on rush down middle when TFC Boyens blocks him on edge of box.
68 min...NY Juan Pablo Angel GOAL...Angel 22 yard freekick is over player wall and bends into left corner of net. TFC goalie doesn't move from center of net.
70 min...NY Juan Pablo Angel GOAL...NY van den Bergh had crossed from right near end line and TFC Brennan ten yards from post had got foot in to pop up ball over to Angel. Angel has easy 4 yard shot from center to left side of net.
71 min...NY Mendes holds his ground in NY box as TFC Cunningham tries to cut along end line but ball does get knocked for cornerkick.
72 min...NY sub...Parke replaces Schopp.
73 min...TFC O'Brien cornerkick from right has defender head ball away.
73 min...TFC O'Brien cornerkick from right has TFC Edu get away blast after partial clearance deflect to right off defender and goalie charges to prevent cornerkick.
74 min...TFC sub...Buddle replaces Welsh.
76 min...TFC Wynne brought down at NY 22 yards. TFC hurry up a quick freekick up middle from there with TFC Dichio rolling pass through to TFC Cunningham who has shot blocked and TFC Buddle 15 yard blast is saved by goalie on sprawling save at 5 yards and pushes it for cornerkick from left.
76 min...TFC Robinson cornerkick from left has goalie block cross in box and NY Parke blasts clearance at 2 yards for cornerkick.
79 min...TFC Cunningham pushes ball over line when checked at 5 yards and rolls for goalkick.
80 min...NY sub...Wolyniec replaces Altidore.
86 min...TFC Edu rush on left crosses early from 20 yards and NY defender kicks away from edge of box.
87 min...TFC Edu pushes NY Parke off ball on left just outside box and crosses where TFC Dichio heads wide right from 5 yards although cornerkick awarded initially awarded for defender knocking it over end line but that was overruled for NY goalkick.
89 min...TFC O'Brien after intercepting NY ball on right from 22 yards is just wide left of post.
89 min...TFC Cunningham on left crosses off defender on edge of box and ball pops over to right side of box and NY defender kicks away.
90 min...TFC throw-in from right has ball deflect over to left and TFC Cunningham gets ball but can't away shot from 10 yards. Defender clears ball away.
90 min...TFC Brennan 40 yard cross from left into box has referee stop play when TFC Dichio climbs over defender to get header attempt.
91 min...NY van den Bergh on right crosses into box and NY player pops up header and TFC defender concede cornerkick.
92 min...NY defenders stand ground to head away ball on edge of box.
92 min...TFC Edu blast 25 yard shot is well over net.
93 min...game ends 8:59 pm.
Final Score:.............Toronto FC...........1............New York Red Bulls...........2.............
Attendance was another sell out but there were a few empty spots which I've noticed whenever there's a mid-week game. It was 25% empty at the very start of the game but did fill in by halftime. I wouldn't be surprised if next year, these games will start at 7:30 or 8:00pm.
Srdjan Djekanovic was once again the TFC goalie tonight with Sam Reynolds on loan from Chivas USA through the MLS program as the backup. Greg Sutton is training with Canada's national team for the Gold Cup. Defenders Adam Braz was down there too and Chris Pozniak will be on his way after tonight's game ended to play in that tournament.
Angel celebrated the winning goal with other Red Bulls players near the west sideline and were doused with cups of beer. This was not anywhere where Eddie Johnson got sprayed in the end zone at the home opener. One of the Red Bulls players picked up a cup and threw it back at the fans.
The man of the match was announced as Jeff Cunningham. It appears that there will never be a visiting player named as player of the game.
There were seagulls everywhere flying around during the early part of the game. I'd expect they'd be here after the people left and they could eat the food scraps left behind. The stadium is built near the same place as old Exhibition Stadium which had Blue Jays player Dave Winfield once kill a seagull by hitting it with a baseball.
Purolator donated 500 lbs of food for cornerkick by either team. There was a stretch in the second half where Red Bulls had four of them in a few minutes as they applied the pressure to Toronto. Tonight was a collection for the food drive as fans were encouraged to donate cans of food.
stats from MLSnet.com New York Red Bulls (6-2-2) vs. Toronto FC (3-6-1) June 06, 2007 -- BMO Field Scoring Summary: TOR -- Jeff Cunningham 4 (Andy Welsh 2) 23 NY -- Juan Pablo Angel 5 (unassisted) 69 NY -- Juan Pablo Angel 6 (unassisted) 71 New York Red Bulls -- Jon Conway, Markus Schopp (Jeff Parke 73), Taylor Graham, Carlos Mendes, Seth Stammler, Dane Richards, Dema Kovalenko, Claudio Reyna, Dave van den Bergh, Jozy Altidore (John Wolyniec 81), Juan Pablo Angel. Substitutes Not Used: Sal Caccavale, Danny Cepero, Jerrod Laventure, Tim Regan, Sinisa Ubiparipovic Toronto FC -- Srdjan Djekanovic, Andrew Boyens, Jim Brennan, Chris Pozniak, Marvell Wynne, Maurice Edu, Ronnie O'Brien, Carl Robinson, Andy Welsh (Edson Buddle 75), Danny Dichio, Jeff Cunningham. Substitutes Not Used: Miguel Canizalez, Gabe Gala, David Guzman, Andrea Lombardo, Joey Melo, Sam Reynolds Toronto FC New York Red Bulls total shots: 9 (Ronnie O'Brien 3) 9 (Juan Pablo Angel 5) shots on goal: 3 (3 tied with 1) 3 (Juan Pablo Angel 2) fouls: 12 (Danny Dichio 6) 10 (Jozy Altidore 3) offsides: 5 (Danny Dichio 2) 1 (Juan Pablo Angel 1) corner kicks: 7 (Ronnie O'Brien 6) 9 (Dave van den Bergh 6) saves: 1 (Srdjan Djekanovic 1) 2 (Jon Conway 2) Misconduct Summary: NY -- Markus Schopp (caution; Reckless Foul) 33 referee: Tim Weyland Referee's Assistants: Greg Barkey; Bill Dittmar 4th official: Silviu Petrescu time of game: 1:51 attendance: 20,113 weather: Sunny -and- 64 degrees All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial
Toronto FC starters
New York Red Bulls starters
Jeff Cunningham and Danny Dichio get ready to start the second half.
Red Bulls midfielder Markus Schopp.
Toronto's Chris Pozniak charges deep into Red Bulls box for loose ball.
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