Result of the Saturday April 11th, 2009 MLS game between Toronto FC and FC Dallas played at BMO Field in Toronto at 4:00pm.

Toronto FC (all red, white names and numbers)

................24 Stefan Frei
16 Marvell Wynne...15 Adrian Serioux...5 Kevin Harmse...11 Jim Brennan (cpt)
2 Sam Cronin...20 Amado Guevara...33 Carl Robinson...7 Fuad Ibrahim
..............19 Chad Barrett...14 Dwayne DeRosario

Subs:...1 Greg Sutton (gk)...3 Nana Attakora-Gyan (def)...4 Marco Velez (def)...8 Pablo Vitti (fwd)...9 Danny Dichio (fwd)...10 Rohan Ricketts (mid)...13 Johann Smith (mid)
team officials:...head coach John Carver

FC Dallas (all white, blue & white hoops on chests, blue names and numbers)

.......................30 Ray Burse
2 Michael Dello-Russo...3 Drew Moor...14 George John...19 Blake Wagner
11 Andre Rocha...6 Pablo Ricchetti...13 Dax McCarty...10 David Ferreira
.................7 Dave van den Bergh...33 Kenny Cooper

Subs:...22 Josh Lambo (gk)...4 Daniel Torres (def)...8 Bruno Guarda (mid)...9 Jeff Cunningham (fwd)...12 Eric Avila (mid)...17 Aaron Pitchkolan (def)...18 Peri Marosevic (fwd)
team officials:...head coach Schellas Hyndman

Game officials:...referee Terry Vaughn...referee's assistants Joe Fletcher and Daniel Belleau...fourth official Steven DePiero...(yellow shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st Half:...game starts 4:07pm...TFC defend south end on this cool and sunny afternoon with a strong wind from the north.
25 sec...TFC Ibrahim gets pass on left edge of box and crosses over where TFC Barrett misses ball and TFC DeRosario pokes at it but diving goalie blocks it at 3 yards. Rebound lies loose for charging TFC Barrett but defender clears off line.
50 sec...TFC Serioux long throw-in from left has TFC Guevara checked off ball on edge of box.
3 min...FCD van den Bergh pushed ball ahead on give and go with FCD Ferreira and goalie dives on ball at 15 yards.
3 min...FCD goalie runs out to edge of box to grab ball and beat charging TFC forwards.
6 min...TFC Guevara 40 yard freekick from left is knocked into box and sliding TFC Barrett kicks 12 yarder that's smothered by diving goalie.
8 min...TFC Serioux long throw-in from right has defenders clear.
9 min...FCD van den Bergh curls cross in from 25 yards on left and FCD Cooper falls over while pushing defender.
10 min...FCD Ferreira gets deflected clearance and 25 yard blast from right is high and wide right of net.
12 min...FCD Rocha 30 yard blast over players has TFC goalie fly left to push ball wide left of net.
12 min...FCD McCarty cornerkick from left is cleared away from box by header by a FCD player!
13 min...TFC Wynne rush on right has sliding defender FCD Wagner deflect ball from 8 yards for a cornerkick.
13 min...TFC Guevara cornerkick from right is through players in box and cleared.
15 min...TFC Wynne long throw-in from right is headed away from box.
16 min...TFC Dwayne DeRosario GOAL...TFC Adrian Serioux long throw-in from near right cornerflag has DeRosario leap and head ball in from 5 yards to left side of net beyond flying goalie Ray Burse.
17 min...FCD van den Bergh gets ball on left edge of box but falls over at 10 yards and ball rolls for goalkick.
17 min...FCD Ferreira cross from left is box has FCD Rocha nod header from 10 yards that goalie catches on bounce in crowd of players.
19 min...FCD Wagner 30 yard chip from left has ball bounce off top webbing on TFC net.
20 min...TFC Guevara rolls pass to TFC Robinson at 25 yards and his short pass has TFC Ibrahim rolls 10 yarder from left into side webbing of net.
21 min...TFC goalie catches 35 yard shot from right sent in by FCD Rocha.
22 min...TFC Guevara rolls pass to TFC Barrett who waits too long and can't get away 20 yard shot instead rolling through pass that's easily cleared.
22 min...TFC Brennan long run on left with TFC Ibrahim and TFC Brennan's cross drifts behind net.
24 min...TFC Ibrahim low cross from left edge of box has defender stop and clear away.
25 min...TFC Barrett run down left wing and cross attempt on edge of box is blocked by sliding FCD Moor.
26 min...TFC Serioux long throw-in from left is caught by goalie.
27 min...FCD McCarty gets cross from FCD Ferreira on right and heads 10 yarder that diving goalie catches on right post.
29 min...FCD Cooper flicks 10 yard header sent in by FCD Ferreira that goalie swats wide right of net.
29 min...FCD van den Bergh cornerkick from right is caught by goalie reaching above his head.
30 min...TFC Barrett run on right and rolls centering pass to TFC Guevara who rolls ball right but defender intercepts before TFC Ibrahim gets it.
31 min...FCD Ferreira is touched pass and blasts 20 yarder well over net.
32 min...FCD Cooper turns and gets quick 40 yards shot over net.
33 min...TFC Guevara turns and gets away 20 yard kick that deflects off defender and hits bar. TFC Robinson gets rebound of cross bar deflection and heads ball over net from 10 yards.
36 min...FCD McCarty 50 yard freekick has FCD Moor head pop up wide right from 12 yards with no one charging.
36 min...TFC DeRosario cross from right has TFC Barrett trip in box with challenge from FCD John and defender partially clears.
39 min...TFC Serioux long throw-in from left has defender head away from box.
39 min...TFC Serioux longer throw-in from left has partial clearance to right and TFC DeRosario bicycle kicks from 18 yards that's blocked by defender.
40 min...FCD McCarty cornerkick from left has defender partially clear and goalie catches 22 yard popped up rebound header sent in by FCD Ferreira.
41 min...FCD Cooper can't geta away shot in box from 8 yards when he's surrounded by four TFC players.
43 min...FCD van den Bergh cross from left has FCD McCarthy head 6 yarder off under side of bar and goalie catches on bounce after missing the stop.
44 min...TFC Guevara cornerkick from right is cleared to left through box by defender.
44 min...TFC Serioux long throw-in from left has defender head ball away on edge of box.
45 min...FCD Rocha 20 yard shot is well over bar.
46 min...half ends 4:53pm.

Halftime entertainment: There was no on-field entertainment at today's game.

2nd Half:...starts 5:08pm...there's still a wind from the north.
47 min...TFC Robinson heads away cross from FCD van den Bergh for cornerkick to prevent FCD Cooper from getting header from 3 yards.
47 min...FCD McCarty short cornerkick from left is short and rolled back to him for cross that TFC defender partially cleared. FCD player threads pass back to players 12 yards from goal and FCD Dello-Rocco touches ball and FCD Rocha blasts 10 yard shot wide left of net.
48 min...TFC Ibrahim holds off FCD Dello-Russo so he can cross from 15 yards and goalie flies to punch away ball.
49 min...FCD Ferreira rush to edge of TFC box and shot bends well wide right of net.
52 min...FCD Cooper blasts 25 yard shot down middle that goalie punches wide left.
53 min...FCD John heads cornerkick from left high and wide right from 12 yards.
53 min...FCD Ricchetti threads through ball pass up middle and FCD Ferreira falls trying to rush through defenders on edge of box.
54 min...TFC Guevara 45 yard freekick from right has defender head away from edge of box.
55 min...TFC Cronin rush to receive pass on right and pushes ball from 25 yards too far forward and FCD goalie slides out to grab ball at 10 yards on right.
56 min...FCD McCarty 40 yard freekick from right has TFC defender pop up header in box and ball cleared.
57 min...TFC Ibrahim with ball on left crosses to TFC Barrett who blasts 20 yarder well over net.
58 min...FCD goalie falls on ball near edge of box when FCD defender and TFC Barrett tangle inside box.
59 min...FCD McCarty short cornerkick from left has FCD player checked off ball on left edge of box.
60 min...TFC Brennan throw-in from left has TFC Barrett dribble to center and pass into box where diving goalie beats TFC DeRosario to ball.
63 min...TFC Brennan cross from 25 yards on left has TFC players caught offside inside box.
65 min...FCD sub...Avila replaces Rocha.
65 min...FCD Dello-Russo run on right crosses from 20 yards that drifts behind net.
66 min...TFC goalie catches FCD van den Bergh blast from 10 yards on left after FCD Cooper had popped up ball over TFC defender.
68 min...TFC sub...Dichio replaces Barrett.
68 min...FCD Cooper has cross sent in from left sail just over his head inside box.
70 min...TFC Dichio has FCD defender's clearance deflect off him and rolls back for goalie to dive on ball.
71 min...FCD van den Bergh long cross from 35 yards on left on rush has goalie catch in front of charging players.
72 min...FCD player cross from right has FCD Ferreira head 15 yard shot that bounces to goalie.
72 min...FCD McCarty cross from right has FCD Ferreira twist header wide left from 15 yards.
73 min...FCD sub...Cunningham replaces Dello-Russo.
74 min...TFC Dichio 25 yard roller wide right of net.
74 min...TFC sub...Ricketts replaces Ibrahim.
75 min...TFC goalie picks up roller on edge of box but play was offside anyway.
76 min...TFC Guevara cornerkick from left has TFC Dichio on right head ball over net from 5 yards on right.
76 min...TFC DeRosario runs into FCD box but he falls over when pressured by defenders.
77 min...TFC Dichio kicks in 20 yard roller but play is offside.
77 min...FCD Cunningham 15 yard blast from right has TFC Wynne save at 2 yards on left post.
78 min...TFC Ricketts rolls pass from left to TFC Guevara who is a step behind so goalie picks up ball before he gets to it.
79 min...FCD YELLOW card...Cunningham for bumping goalie when TFC Harmse heads ball back to goalie from 12 yards and it bounces first.
81 min...TFC Brennan beats defender and crosses from left and TFC Cronin blasts 22 yarder deflected over net.
81 min...TFC YELLOW card...Dichio for bump waiting for cornerkick from right.
82 min...TFC Guevara rolls cornerkick from right that's easily cleared.
82 min...TFC Serioux long throw-in from right is into box and TFC DeRosario flicks header from 6 yards right on charge wide right of net.
85 min...TFC goalie catches FCD Cunningham popped up header cross from 12 yards on left.
86 min...FCD Cooper flicks header pass forward from 10 yards and TFC Guevara knocks over own end line.
87 min...FCD Pablo Ricchetti GOAL...FCD McCarty cornerkick from left has ball sail over players in box but FCD Avila on right cross from 8 yards into box and Ricchetti with back to goal backheels shot from 4 yards into left side of net beating goalie Stefan Frei with a TFC defender frozen to each post.
88 min...TFC YELLOW card...Brennan for pulling down FCD Cunningham breaking over center near sideline.
88 min...TFC sub...Vitti replaces DeRosario.
90 min...FCD sub...Torres replaces Cooper.
90 min...TFC Serioux long throw-in from left is cleared away.
91 min...FCD van den Bergh and FCD McCarty break out on left wing and McCarty on edge of box has shot from 20 yards that defender blocks at 8 yards.
92 min...FCD McCarty 35 yard freekick down middle has FCD player head 10 yarder into outside webbing of net on right side.
93 min...TFC Ricketts cross from left has goalie catch popped up header.
93 min...game ends 5:56pm.

Final Score:.......Toronto FC.......1..........FC Dallas..........1...........

Attendance was announced as 20272. The stands eventually filled in during the game. A lot of people in my section left before FC Dallas tied the game.

The day was very cool and windy although not as bad as last week's home opener. I was glad I wore my parka but didn't not have to put my gloves on this game.

TFC warmed up on the east side of the field this game so it was easy to see the players up close. Last week was the only time I remember them warming up on the west side maybe as partial shelter from the wind.

TFC's goal was a set piece involving Adrian Serioux taking a long throw-in and Dwayne DeRosario heading the ball into the net. Both these player's are new to the team this year after year's of Serioux playing for FC Dallas and DeRosario playing for San Jose and Houston Dynamo. Both players played on the USL Toronto Lynx but in different years.

FC Dallas had started the season with three losses in their three games up until today. I thought Toronto would win although they weren't playing well. They should have put this game away in the first half but Chad Barrett who has been struggling this season couldn't find the net again today. The stats showed TFC was outshot 7 to 2 in this game with no shots in the second half which made me have to think back of how bad they were. TFC gave up the tieing goal with 3 minutes left in the game which was a problem last year and may have cost them a playoff spot in 2008. This is a trend that had better be stopped. Dallas had a few times before their goal when they could have scored. I was thinking it would be the substitute Jeff Cunningham who would do it as a twist to him being traded away from Toronto last year when he was stuck on 99 league goals for weeks without scoring while with TFC. Once Dallas got the equalizer, they immediately subbed with defender Daniel Torres replacing forward Kenny Cooper who is the team's leading scorer. Cunningham had replaced defender Michael Dello-Russo at 73 minutes. I could see that Dallas were just trying to preserve the tie to get something positive for their season so far.

The Carlsberg Man of the Match (who is always a TFC player) was midfielder Sam Cronin. He has fit in well with the team and hasn't made rookie mistakes.

Next game for TFC is a rematch against FC Dallas in Dallas next Sunday. The game after that is against Chivas USA on Wednesday April 22nd at 7:00pm. Let's hope the transit service makes it easy to get to the game on time.

Rocket Robin

FC Dallas (0-3-1) vs. Toronto FC (1-1-2) 
April 11, 2009 -- BMO Field 

Scoring Summary: 
TOR -- Dwayne De Rosario 1 (Adrian Serioux 1) 17
DAL -- Pablo Ricchetti 1 (Eric Avila 1) 87

FC Dallas -- Ray Burse, Michael Dello-Russo (Jeff Cunningham 74), George John, Drew Moor, Blake Wagner, 
Andre Rocha (Eric Avila 65), David Ferreira, Dax McCarty, Pablo Ricchetti, Dave van den Bergh, 
Kenny Cooper (Daniel Torres 91+).

Substitutes Not Used: Bruno Guarda, Josh Lambo, Peri Marosevic, Aaron Pitchkolan

Toronto FC -- Stefan Frei, Marvell Wynne, Kevin Harmse, Adrian Serioux, Jim Brennan, Amado Guevara, 
Sam Cronin, Carl Robinson, Fuad Ibrahim (Rohan Ricketts 75), Dwayne De Rosario (Pablo Vitti 89), 
Chad Barrett (Danny Dichio 69).

Substitutes Not Used: Nana Attakora-Gyan, Johann Smith, Greg Sutton, Marco Velez

 	Toronto FC 				FC Dallas 
total shots: 10 (Chad Barrett 3)  		19 (David Ferreira 4,	 Andre Rocha 4)  
shots on goal: 2 (Chad Barrett 1,  Dwayne De Rosario 1)  	7 (Kenny Cooper 2,  Andre Rocha 2)  
fouls: 12 (Jim Brennan 4)  			5 (5 tied with 1)  
offsides: 4 (Dwayne De Rosario 2)  		4 (Kenny Cooper 3)  
corner kicks: 4 (Amado Guevara 4)  		8 (Dax McCarty 7)  
saves: 6 (Stefan Frei 6)  			1 (Ray Burse 1)  

Misconduct Summary: 
DAL -- Jeff Cunningham (caution; Reckless Foul) 80
TOR -- Danny Dichio (caution; Reckless Foul) 82
TOR -- Jim Brennan (caution; Reckless Tackle) 89

referee: Terry Vaughn
Referee's Assistants: Joe Fletcher; Daniel Belleau
4th official: Steven DePiero
time of game: 1:50
attendance: 20,272
weather: Sunny -and- 46 degrees

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial 

TFC starters

FC Dallas starters

TFC players Chad Barrett and Dewayne DeRosario get ready to kick off the game.

TFC players break out over center.

Dwayne DeRosario runs along sideline.

TFC Danny Dichio runs towards loose ball in FC Dallas box.

TFC last minute header is just above players waiting in goal area.

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