Result of the Saturday May 23rd, 2009 MLS game between Toronto FC and New England Revolution played at BMO Field in Toronto at 4:00pm.

Toronto FC (all red, white names and numbers)

................24 Stefan Frei
16 Marvell Wynne...3 Nana Attakora...15 Adrian Serioux...11 Jim Brennan (cpt)
............2 Sam Cronin...20 Amado Guevara...33 Carl Robinson
..............19 Cahd Barrett...9 Danny Dichio...14 Dwayne DeRosario

Subs:...1 Greg Sutton (gk)...4 Marco Velez (def)...5 Kevin Harmse (def)...7 Fuad Ibrahim (fwd)...8 Pablo Vitti (fwd)...10 Rohan Ricketts (mid)...13 Johann Smith (mid)
team officials:...head coach Chris Cummins

New England Revolution (all navy, white names and numbers, red trim)

..................1 Matt Reis
30 Kevin Alston...25 Darrius Barnes...5 Emmanuel Osei...6 Jay Heaps
7 Wells Thompson...28 Pat Phelan...13 Jeff larentowicz...8 Chris Tierney
.............21 Shalrie Joseph...14 Steve Ralson (cpt)

Subs:...24 Brad Knighton (gk)...2 Amaechi Igwe (def)...9 Stephane Assengue (fwd)...11 Kheli Dube (fwd)...19 Michael Videira (mid)...29 Kenny Mansally (fwd)...31 Sainey Nyassi (mid)
team officials:...head coach Steve Nicol

Game officials:...referee Michael Kennedy....referee's assistants Daniel Belleau and James Conlee...fourth official Carrol-Anne Chenard...(yellow shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st Half:...game starts 4:07pm...TFC defend north end on this mild afternoon with a bright western sun and a wind from the south east.
2 min...Rev Thompson cross from 20 yards on right has Rev Ralston nod 5 yard header from left that flying goalie catches.
8 min...Rev Barnes long throw-in from right has Rev Joseph pop up 10 yard header and ball is cleared.
9 min...TFC Barrett passes nowhere and TFC Dichio backpasses for TFC Robinson to blast low 25 yard shot up middle that's caught by goalie falling to the right post.
11 min...Rev Tierney 35 yard freekick cross from right has TFC Robinson just inside box head ball away.
12 min...Rev Shalrie Joseph GOAL...Rev Chris Tierney 35 yard high ball in from left has charging Joseph head ball from 12 yards over goalie Stefan Frei diving to right post.
13 min...TFC Amado Guevara GOAL...TFC Danny Dichio receives cross from TFC Marvell Wynne from 30 yards on right and he knocks down header at 20 yards that falls to TFC Chad Barrett facing away from net. Dichio then gets a tap over to Guevara to blast 18 yarder up middle just under bar.
15 min...TFC DeRosario 35 yard freekick after tap over is bent well high over net.
18 min...TFC Barrett on run down left to corner flag crosses onto top of net.
19 min...Rev Thompson pass forward from 30 yards on left has diving Rev Joseph head ball wide right from 12 yards as TFC Serioux had him covered.
20 min...TFC Guevara 45 yard freekick from left has leaping goalie punch ball away in crowd of players.
20 min...TFC Serioux long throw-in from right has defender heads ball away from box.
22 min...TFC Serioux long throw-in from left has ball knocked across box and TFC Robinson roll 18 yarder from right that goalie easily dives on.
23 min...TFC Barrett can't get far enough forward for TFC DeRosario's cross from 30 yards on right so it bounces for a goal kick on left.
24 min...Rev Larentowicz 30 yard freekick up middle is bent high and wide left.
25 min...TFC Wynne long throw-in from right has ball cleared from box.
26 min...TFC Wynne leads charge on right deking Rev defender Osei but rather than pass he shoots low from 10 yards and goalie stops on right post instead of passing to three guys on left. Defender clearance deflects off Wynne and flies behind net.
28 min...TFC Dichio rolls through pass to TFC Barrett who shoots weak roller from 15 yards that goalie easily smothers wide right of post.
29 min...TFC Guevara 30 yard freekick from left has chargin TFC Brennan head 12 yarder wide right of net.
32 min...Rev Joseph dekes TFC Serioux when Serioux lunges for crossed pass and his 10 yard shot is stopped point blank by TFC Brennan and goalie.
32 min...Rev Tierney cornerkick from left defender block and Tierney gets ball back but attempt to deke TFC Attakora on end line is knocked for a goalkick.
33 min...TFC Barrett chips 55 yard pass down left side but bounces out for goalkick.
37 min...Rev Tierney 30 yard freekick from left has TFC Dichio head ball away in box.
38 min...Rev Thompson rolls centering pass to Rev Joseph who pushes through pass forward from 35 yards to Rev Ralston but TFC Guevara slides at 7 yards to prevent clear shot and ball knocks back off leg of Ralston and deflects for goal kick.
38 min...TFC DeRosario receives tap over pass from TFC Dichio at 25 yard shot from left through crowd of players that's easily caught by goalie.
38 min...Rev Tierney receives high cross on left side of box and 18 yard shot deflects off TFC Wynne for cornerkick.
39 min...Rev Tierney cornerkick from left is cleared by nearest defender TFC Robinson on left edge of box.
39 min...Rev Barnes long throw-in from 30 yards on left has TFC Serioux head out of box for another throw-in.
40 min...Rev Barnes long throw-in from left from 20 yards has TFC Serioux pop up header and TFC Guevara clear from box.
40 min...TFC DeRosario rush up middle when TFC Barrett fed him through ball at 40 yards and 15 yard blast is saved by goalie.
42 min...TFC Barrett low cross from right end line has goalie trap but bobble over end line for cornerkick.
42 min...TFC Guevaro cornerkick from right has TFC Attakora pop up header from 8 yards over crowd of players and is caught under bar by goalie.
44 min...Rev Barnes long throw-in from left has play whistled down in box for pushing incident.
45 min...Rev Joseph chips pass from 25 yards on left too far far forward for charging Rev Ralston.
46 min...half ends 4:53pm.

Halftime Entertainment: It's Pizza Pizza pizza box races again and Jack Astor's "Eye for the lame guy" where a fan gets a makeover and comes back out dressed with TFC gear.

2nd Half:...starts 5:08pm...the hazy sun had gone behind clouds much of the first half).
46 min...Rev Ralston gets into TFC box and 15 yard shot is just over net.
47 min...Rev Barnes long throw-in from right has defender pop up header from 5 yards and TFC Guevara clear from box.
48 min...Rev Tierney gets rolled pass from right but blasts 18 yarder well over net.
49 min...TFC DeRosario 30 yard chip on right over players and easily caught by goalie on right post.
50 min...TFC Wynne long throw-in from right has TFC Dichio head downward and TFC Barrett has 6 yard shot blocked.
53 min...TFC Guevara 35 yard freekick up middle bounces wide right of post through hole in player wall.
54 min...TFC Guevara injured at center line.
55 min...Rev Joseph sets up shot over to Rev Phelan who blasts 19 yarder that's caught by goalie on right post.
56 min...TFC Cronin 10 yard shot in box is blocked by defender and deflects out of box.
57 min...Rev Tierney cross from 20 yards on left has TFC Brennan head down at 5 yards and goalie picks up ball.
58 min...Rev Larentowicz 40 yard freekick from right is over net just wide left as it snakes through in the wind.
59 min...TFC Wynne long throw-in from right can't find TFC player able to get clear shot in box.
60 min...TFC DeRosario at 12 yards on left skies blast well over net while holding off Rev defender Osei.
62 min...TFC Dichio flick header from edge of box bounces to goalie wide left of net.
62 min...TFC DeRosario can't get to through ball at 35 yards and rolls ball to goalie.
63 min...Rev Barnes long throw-in from left has TFC defender Wynne head ball away from edge of box.
64 min...Rev Heaps 55 yard freekick from left has TFC Serioux chest ball away from TFC Joseph in box.
66 min...TFC Dwayne DeRosario GOAL...TFC Danny Dichio from center gets through ball to DeRosario who charges in from 40 yards on right and kicks 15 yarder into left side of net under sprawling goalie at 8 yards who gets a piece of it but ball rolls into center of net.
68 min...TFC Wynne 45 yard shot from right over crowd of players is into goalie's arms.
68 min...Rev YELLOW card...Thompson earns it at Rev 35 yards on left for push on TFC Serioux as he's tugging his jersey.
69 min...TFC Amato Guevara GOAL...Guevara 35 yard freekick on left bounces into right corner of net. TFC Danny Dichio jumped for header but didn't connect but was a great decoy.
71 min...Rev Tierney cross from left 20 yards has TFC Brennan on right head ball over end line.
71 min...Rev Tierney cornerkick from right has goalie catch in crowd of players on left.
73 min...TFC Robinson chips from middle 35 yards to left end line has ball knocked to goalie when TFC Barrett hooks ball from 10 yards.
75 min...Rev sub...Nyassi replaces Tierney.
78 min...Rev sub...Assengue replaces Phelen.
78 min...TFC YELLOW card...TFC Guevara earns it for not being at least 10 yards from the ball on Rev Ralston 35 yard freekick that he shot and it was blocked by head of Guevara.
79 min...Rev Ralston 25 yard freekick up middle has goalie catch while falling to left post.
80 min...Rev YELLOW card...Ralston for tripping TFC Guevara at Rev 50 yards.
80 min...TFC sub...Vitti replaces Dichio.
81 min...TFC DeRosario has shot from 5 yards deflect for cornerkick.
81 min...TFC Guevara cornerkick from left has goalie palm ball wide right of another cornerkick.
82 min...TFC Guevara cornerkick from right has him roll out to TFC Robinson who chips ball to left side of box from 25 yards on right and it's partially cleared.
82 min...TFC Attakora gets pass forward from TFC Brennan on left and his chip from 15 yards on sharp angle has defender pop up header for cornerkick.
82 min...TFC Guevara cornerkick from left has charging TFC Vitti pop up header from 5 yards on left and goalie catch and hold onto despite bump by TFC Attakora.
83 min...Rev Assengue from 25 yards up middle after short run rolls ball through right side of box where TFC Brennan clears.
84 min...TFC Wynne heads away cross into box to prevent Rev set up on left side of box.
84 min...TFC Vitti taps over centering ball to TFC DeRosario to blast 25 yard shot just wide left.
85 min...TFC sub...Harmse replaces Guevara.
87 min...Rev Larentowicz 27 year freekick from left is just over top left corner of net.
88 min...TFC Attakora is injured at TFC 25 yards on knockdown when he and Rev Joseph bang heads jumping for header.
90 min...TFC sub...Ricketts replaces Barrett.
90 min...Rev Ralston 45 yard freekick from right has TFC Robinson head away ball.
92 min...Rev Barnes long throw-in from right has goalie catch in crowd of players.
93 min...game ends 5:57pm.

Final Score:.......Toronto FC.......3..........New England Revolution..........1...........

Attendance was not announced but the league listed it as 20478. Finally some nice weather to watch a soccer game! The rain had stopped before game time.

The Man of the Match (who is always a TFC player) was forward Dwayne DeRosario. He scored one goal and Amato Guevara had two. It was Guevara who was named the MLS Player of the Week a few days later.

Both teams had problems with stringing passes together. Another pregame rain had made the field wet.

TFC scores more than one goal at home for the first time this season. It was also a come from behind victory. They left Pablo Vitti on the bench when the game started. He hasn't scored a goal this year. After a victory like this and the coach's policy, there's no reason to change this lineup!

TFC defender Nana Attakora-Gyan is now listed as Nana Attakora on the league website.

Revs did not have their big star forward Taylor Twellman for this game. Shalrie Joseph and Steve Ralston are actually midfielders but were pushed into service in that role.

It is also announced that the TFC Academy is playing at nearby Lamport Stadium at 7:00pm tonight and everyone who brings their ticket stub can get into this CSL game for only $5.00. (message board reports I read later said not many people took up the team's offer). After the game I immediately drove to the Ontario Soccer Centre to see the W-League game between Toronto Lady Lynx and London Gryphons.

This was a very important win for TFC as it comes at the end of a home stand and a good recovery from last week's home loss against Chicago Fire. There will be times this season when the team plays only one home game an entire month.

Next up for TFC is finally going on the road for a game next Saturday against Houston. Their next home game is Saturday June 6th at 3:30pm against Los Angeles Galaxy. No David Beckham again this year.

Rocket Robin

New England Revolution (2-3-4) vs. Toronto FC (4-3-4) 
May 23, 2009 -- BMO Field 

Scoring Summary: 
NE -- Shalrie Joseph 3 (Chris Tierney 1, Jay Heaps 1) 13
TOR -- Amado Guevara 4 (Danny Dichio 1) 14
TOR -- Dwayne De Rosario 4 (Danny Dichio 2) 68
TOR -- Amado Guevara 5 (unassisted) 70

New England Revolution -- Matt Reis, Kevin Alston, Darrius Barnes, Emmanuel Osei, Jay Heaps, Wells Thompson, 
Jeff Larentowicz, Pat Phelan (Stephane Assengue 79), Chris Tierney (Sainey Nyassi 76), 
Shalrie Joseph, Steve Ralston, 

Substitutes Not Used: Kheli Dube, Amaechi Igwe, Brad Knighton, Kenny Mansally, Michael Videira

Toronto FC -- Stefan Frei, Marvell Wynne, Nana Attakora, Adrian Serioux, Jim Brennan, Amado Guevara (Kevin Harmse 86), 
Sam Cronin, Carl Robinson, Dwayne De Rosario, Danny Dichio (Pablo Vitti 82), Chad Barrett (Rohan Ricketts 90).

Substitutes Not Used: Fuad Ibrahim, Johann Smith, Greg Sutton, Marco Velez

 		Toronto FC 				New England Revolution 
total shots: 16 (Dwayne De Rosario 6)  			10 (Shalrie Joseph 3,  Steve Ralston 3)  
shots on goal: 10 (Dwayne De Rosario 3)  		4 (Steve Ralston 2)  
fouls: 10 (3 tied with 2)  				12 (Shalrie Joseph 3)  
offsides: 2 (Dwayne De Rosario 1,  Danny Dichio 1) 	2 (Shalrie Joseph 2)  
corner kicks: 4 (Amado Guevara 4)  			3 (Chris Tierney 3)  
saves: 3 (Stefan Frei 3)  				7 (Matt Reis 7)  

Misconduct Summary: 
NE -- Wells Thompson (caution; Tactical Foul) 69
TOR -- Amado Guevara (caution; Fails to Respect Distance) 80
NE -- Steve Ralston (caution; Reckless Foul) 81

referee: Michael Kennedy
Referee's Assistants: Daniel Belleau; James Conlee
4th official: Carol-Anne Chenard
time of game: 1:49
attendance: 20,478
weather: Partly Cloudy -and- 66 degrees

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial 

TFC starters

Revolution starters

TFC Danny Dichio has jumped to pop up header.

TFC players decide who will take this freekick?

TFC breakout

Rev players readky to run into TFC box on freekick.

Revs rush

Fans made a banner of Dwayne DeRosario's comments about field turf.

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