Result of the Thursday October 4, 2007 MLS game between Toronto FC and New York Red Bulls played at BMO Field in Toronto at 7:00pm.
Toronto FC (red socks and shirts, white shorts, names and numbers)
...........................39 Kenny Stamatopoulos
3 Adam Braz...2 Andrew Boyens...12 Todd Dunivant...11 Jim Brennan (cpt)
16 Marvelly Wynne...33 Carl Robinson...6 Maurice Edu...27 Gabe Gala
.........................93 Jeff Cunningham...21 Collin Samuel
Subs:...18 Srdjan Djekanovic (gk)...13 Chris Pozniak (mid)...17 Joey Melo (mid)...20 Andrea Lombardo (fwd)...23 Miguel Canizalez (def)...24 Tyler Hemming (mid)...26 Cristian Nunez (mid)
team officials:...head coach Mo Johnston
New York Red Bulls (all navy, white names and number)
...........................23 Ronald Waterreus
33 Chris Leitch...60 Jeff Parke...6 Seth Stammler...11 Dave Van Den Bergh
19 Dane Richards...14 Joe Vide...13 Clint Mathis...21 Dema Kovalenko
......................17 Jozy Altidore...9 Juan Pablo Angel (cpt)
Subs:...18 Jon Conway (gk)...3 Hunter Freeman (def)...4 Carlos Mendes (def)...8 Sinisa Ubipanpovic (mid)...15 John Wolyniec (fwd)...30 Francis Doe (fwd)...32 Markus Schopp (mid)
team officials:...head coach Bruce Arena
Game officials:...referee Mauricio Navarro...referee's assistants Hector Vergara and Daniel Belieau...fourth official Silviu Petrescu
The PA announcer messes up the TFC lineup.
1st Half:...game starts 7:12pm...TFC defend south end on this warm evening but a smokey fog rolls in hazing up the whole game.
2 min...NY Van Den Bergh cornerkick from left has NY player head ball across box but defender clears.
5 min...TFC Wynne rolls cross from right that defender clears. TFC Robinson chips ball into box from 25 yards. TFC Cunningham foots it on pop but defender knocks ball away.
6 min...TFC Robinson cornerkick from left is over players in box wide right of net.
7 min...TFC goalie dives forward to stop through ball.
9 min...TFC Cunningham dribbles on right and rolls ball forward to TFC Samuel who's checked off ball.
10 min...TFC Robinson 35 yard freekick from left has defender leap to head away from 3 yards.
11 min...NY Richards rush on break on right and when he cuts in to middle defender's knocks back to diving goalie for save.
14 min...TFC goalie fumbles 25 yard shot from right but time to pick up ball in box.
16 min...NY YELLOW card...Kovalenko for complaining about non-call on NY player's injury.
17 min...TFC Maurice Edu GOAL...TFC Marvell Wynne on right rolls ball forward to Edu who takes low 12 yard shot into left corner of net behind diving goalie Ronald Waterreus 3 yards off his line.
19 min...TFC YELLOW card...Brennan for tackle on NY Altidore at TFC 22 yards.
20 min...NY Van Den Bergh 22 yard freekick from right has leaping defender head ball away.
22 min...NY YELLOW card...Vide for knocking down TFC Edu at center line injurying him.
24 min...NY Mathis 15 yard freekick from left edge of box has TFC goalie and TFC Brennan injured when they crash together.
26 min...NY Mathis cornerkick from right is over box but NY Stammler boots 15 yarder from left that goalie catches on bounce.
27 min...TFC Robinson heads ball back to goalie to prevent NY Altidore from playing cross into box after freekick from center line.
30 min...NY goalie charges to edge of box to clear through ball.
32 min...TFC Wynne cross from right of box has defender clear away.
33 min...NY Van Den Bergh cross from 28 yards on left has NY player checked off ball in TFC box.
34 min...TFC Gala rush down left wing but rolls 25 yard shot to goalie on left post.
34 min...NY Leitch cross from right after NY long period of control is over players in box and ball cleared.
35 min...NY Stammler rolls ball forward to NY Altidore but ball deflects off defender in box for cornerkick.
36 min...TFC Samuel heads away NY Mathis cornerkick from right.
39 min...TFC YELLOW card...Edu for check at TFC 45 yard line.
40 min...NY Mathis cornerkick from right is headed around in box but blocked from clear shot.
41 min...NY Mathis cornerkick from right has TFC Samuel head ball away again.
43 min...TFC Samuel run on right through two defenders and NY Vide charges back for knock off ball.
44 min...TFC Brennan cornerkick from right is rolled back to TFC Braz who rolls 30 yarder that defender stops.
44 min...TFC Robinson 40 yard low freekick from right has defender block on edge of box and clear.
45 min...TFC goalie catches 30 yard shot in crowd of players.
46 min...NY Angel gets ball at 30 yards on right and quick shot is just wide right of net.
47 min...half ends 7:59pm.
Halftime:...The Toronto Marlies dance team which was made up of six woman came out to dance to the Fergie song 'Get Ready'. The PA announces that they are holding a doubleheader for the TFC final game whereby fans can take their ticket to the Marlies game which will start right after that game.
2nd Half:...starts 8:15pm.
45 min...NY Parke heads away cross from right that's into NY box.
46 min...TFC YELLOW card...Robinson for injurying NY Vide at NY 40 yard line.
47 min...NY Mathis cornerkick from right is partially cleared by TFC Braz. NY Kovalenko 28 yard blast up middle is over net.
48 min...NY Mathis cornerkick from right has NY Kovalenko chip shot from 18 yards on right that's caught by goalie under bar.
48 min...NY Richards dribbles ball on right but slips inside TFC box.
51 min...TFC Cunningham cross from 25 yards on left is behind charging TFC player and bounces for goalkick.
52 min...TFC Gala rolls 22 yard shot up middle that's caught by diving goalie after TFC Cunningham headed it back to him.
53 min...TFC goalie clears ball ahead of charging NY Altidore.
53 min...Referee warns NY Stammler and TFC Brennan who were involved in a pushing match.
54 min...TFC Gala cross from left through box has defender right of box clear ball.
55 min...NY Mathis touched back pass up middle and his shot from 30 yards wide right of net.
56 min...NY YELLOW card...Altidore for knocking down TFC Robinson at TFC 40 yards.
59 min...NY sub...Doe replaces Kovalenko.
59 min...TFC Dunivant throw-in from left has defender clear ball from box.
62 min...TFC Gala pushed short passed ball and knocks over NY Leitch for breakaway chance on left but play is whistled down on the foul.
63 min...NY RED card...Joe Vide picks up his second Yellow card for knocking down TFC Wynne at NY 25 yard line.
64 min...TFC Robinson 25 yard freekick up middle has goalie catch at left post under bar.
65 min...TFC (NY own goal) GOAL...TFC Edu runs up middle pass right to Wynne who from edge of box rolls cross into left post and NY Leitch tips ball into own net trying to keep ball away from TFC Jeff Cunningham waiting on the left post.
67 min...TFC RED card...Andrew Boyens for tackle on NY Jozy Altidore at TFC 25 yards on left sideline. It was a very late challenge.
68 min...NY player's freekick from 25 yards is wide right of net.
69 min...TFC Cunningham cuts 15 yard shot up middle just wide right of post.
69 min...NY Stammler 355 yard shot up middle is well wide right.
70 min...TFC sub...Pozniak replaces Gala.
70 min...NY Mathis cornerkick from right has defender clear.
71 min...TFC Samuel 25 yard blast from left has flying goalie catch ball on right post.
72 min...NY Parke pops 8 yard header over net after receiving NY Van Den Bergh's cornerkick from left.
73 min...NY Richards cross from right end line is caught by goalie.
73 min...NY Angel loses control of ball and TFC defender shanks ball away.
74 min...NY Dane Richards GOAL...NY Van Den Bergh's cornerkick from left has Richards leap and head ball into net from 8 yards.
75 min...TFC sub...Hemming replaces Braz.
76 min...TFC Dunivant 20 yard freekick has defender tip ball high over bar.
76 min...TFC Pozniak cornerkick from left is short and he can't get in recross.
77 min...NY Altidore on run on left has TFC Wynne knock him over and only freekick given from 30 yards.
79 min...NY Leitch cross from 25 yards. Then NY Mathis cross from 25 yards on right is high and through players in box.
80 min...NY Parke pokes ball away from TFC Cunningham on break but both players injured.
81 min...TFC Samuel wins cornerkick when checked on left end line.
81 min...TFC Pozniak cornerkick from left has defenders clear.
82 min...TFC Edu sliding tackle on NY Richards has him poke away ball but he's injured.
83 min...NY Richards 12 yard blast from right has ball sail well over net.
85 min...NY Doe cross as he falls on right is over players in box.
85 min...NY Doe bicycle kick from 10 yards on right is caught by goalie.
86 min...NY Van Den Bergh 35 yard freekick from right has defender head away and Van Den Bergh recovers and sends in 45 yard shot that defender heads through box for cornerkick on left.
86 min...NY Doe cornerkick from left has defender head ball away.
88 min...NY Van Den Bergh 40 yard cross from left is caught by goalie.
90 min...TFC Wynne 25 yard shot from right is well wide of net.
91 min...NY Altidore boots 5 yarder over net on cross from right.
92 min...TFC sub...Lombardo replaces TFC Samuel.
93 min...NY Richards rush through middle is squeezed and he's knocked down by defenders inside TFC box.
93 min...NY Angel on rush on left rolls ball into short outside webbing of net.
94 min...TFC Cunningham has shot on edge of box is blocked but TFC players pass ball around to kill time deep in NY end.
95 min...game ends 9:05pm.
Toronto FC.........2..............New York Red Bulls.........1............
Attendance was published as another shutout but I saw empty seats at this game especially at the beginning of the game. Getting to these early evening games during the week on time is hard to do in the rush hour.
The Red Bulls had a chance to clinch a playoff spot but couldn't get it done tonight. TFC is just playing out it's string of games with the playoffs finally out of reach. Red Bulls player Dema Kovalenko wore a face mask during the game to protect him from further injury.
Game statistics from MLS.com New York Red Bulls (11-11-6) vs. Toronto FC (6-15-6) October 04, 2007 -- BMO Field Scoring Summary: TOR -- Maurice Edu 4 (Marvell Wynne 3) 18 TOR -- Own Goal (Chris Leitch) 66 NY -- Dane Richards 2 (Dave van den Bergh 7) 75 New York Red Bulls -- Ronald Waterreus, Chris Leitch, Jeff Parke, Seth Stammler, Dave van den Bergh, Dane Richards, Clint Mathis, Joe Vide, Dema Kovalenko (Francis Doe 60), Jozy Altidore, Juan Pablo Angel. Substitutes Not Used: Jon Conway, Hunter Freeman, Carlos Mendes, Markus Schopp, Sinisa Ubiparipovic, John Wolyniec Toronto FC -- Kenny Stamatopoulos, Andrew Boyens, Marvell Wynne, Jim Brennan, Adam Braz (Tyler Hemming 76), Jeff Cunningham, Maurice Edu, Gabe Gala (Chris Pozniak 70), Carl Robinson, Todd Dunivant, Collin Samuel (Andrea Lombardo 92+). Substitutes Not Used: Miguel Canizalez, Srdjan Djekanovic, Joey Melo, Cristian Nunez Toronto FC New York Red Bulls total shots: 6 (Gabe Gala 2) 11 (3 tied with 2) shots on goal: 5 (Gabe Gala 2) 5 (4 tied with 1) fouls: 17 (Adam Braz 3, Maurice Edu 3) 22 (Joe Vide 6) offsides: 4 (Jeff Cunningham 2) 6 (Juan Pablo Angel 2, Francis Doe 2) corner kicks: 4 (Chris Pozniak 2) 11 (Clint Mathis 7) saves: 3 (Kenny Stamatopoulos 3) 4 (Ronald Waterreus 4) Misconduct Summary: NY -- Dema Kovalenko (caution; Reckless Foul) 17 TOR -- Jim Brennan (caution; Reckless Foul) 20 NY -- Joe Vide (caution; Tackle from Behind) 23 TOR -- Maurice Edu (caution; Tackle from Behind) 40 TOR -- Carl Robinson (caution; Reckless Foul) 46 NY -- Jozy Altidore (caution; Reckless Foul) 57 NY -- Joe Vide (ejection; Second Caution) 64 TOR -- Andrew Boyens (ejection; Serious Foul Play) 67 referee: Mauricio Navarro Referee's Assistants: Hector Vergara; Daniel Belleau 4th official: Silviu Petrescu time of game: 1:54 attendance: 20,274 weather: Cloudy -and- 68 degrees All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial
Red Bulls starters
Huge banner being passed around the field like usual but I'd never seen a fog like this before.
Waiting for the game to start.
Red Bulls player waits to take cornerkick and gets smothered in streamers by the Ultras.
Collin Samuel holds up so he won't be called offside.
TFC players thank the Ultras and Red Patch Boys fans in the end zone after the game.
Jim Brennan runs back to the locker room after throwing his shirt to the crowd.
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