Result of the Saturday July 18, 2009 MLS game between Toronto FC and Houston Dynamo played at BMO Field in Toronto at 1:00pm.

Toronto FC (all red, white names and numbers)

........................24 Stefan Frei
16 Marvell Wynne...6 Nick Garcia...3 Nana Attakora...15 Adrian Serioux
.......33 Carl Robinson...20 Amado Guevara...11 Jim Brennan (cpt)
...........14 Dwayne DeRosario...8 Pablo Vitti...19 Chad Barrett

18 Brian Edwards (gk)...4 Marco Velez (def)...7 Fuad Ibrahim (fwd)...9 Danny Dichio (fwd)...17 O'Brian White (fwd)...27 Gabe Gala (def)...32 Emmanuel Gomez (def)
team officials:...head coach Chris Cummins

Houston Dynamo (white socks and shirts, orange shorts, black names and numbers)

...........................18 Pat Onstad
16 Craig Waibel...32 Bobby Boswell...3 Julius James...17 Mike Chabala
9 Brian Mullan...13 Ricardo Clark (cpt)...20 Geoff Cameron...26 Corey Ashe
..............10 Kei Kamara...23 Dominic Oduro

Subs:...1 Tally Hall (gk)...5 Danny Cruz (mid)...6 Erik Ustruck (fwd)...14 Ade Akinbiyi (fwd)...15 Cam Weaver (fwd)...19 John Michael Hayden (mid)...24 Wade Barrett (def)
team officials:...head coach Dominic Kinnear

Game officials:...referee Kevin Stott....referee's assistants Daniel Belleau and Craig Lowry...fourth official David Gantar...(all black, neon red trim)

1st Half:...game starts 1:09pm...TFC defend south end on this warm afternoon with it being overcast at gametime.
1 min...TFC Serioux long throw-in from 40 yards on left has ball bounce to TFC DeRosario but defender forces him to run along end line and pushes ball out of play.
3 min...HD Kamara blocks clearance by TFC Serioux and takes low 25 yard shot up middle that's just wide right.
4 min...HD Cameron cross from 20 yards on right has sliding TFC Attakora kick ball behind own net.
4 min...HD Chabala cornerkick from right has HD Waibel flub header back out of box from 6 yards.
5 min...TFC Guevara chips ball down middle from 35 yards and TFC Barrett first knocks ball down then blasts 15 yard shot well over net.
6 min...TFC DeRosario 8 yard shot from far left has goalie make great foot save near left post and ball is cleared.
8 min...HD Kamara can't shot away on edge of TFC box and finally pass into box is ruled offside.
10 min...TFC Wynne 50 yard cross from right has TFC DeRosario charge down middle to head 20 yarder wide right of net.
11 min...TFC clearance attempt on right sideline deflects off HD Oduro and deflects to HD Cameron who runs to middle along 20 yard cuts shot that hits high on left post and HD players can't get in recross from left.
11 min...HD Chabala throw-in from left corner has ball knocked across box but cleared.
13 min...TFC Serioux long throw-in from 30 yard sideline is caught by goalie in crowd of players near right post.
15 min...HD Waibel long throw-in from right is cleared from box.
18 min...TFC Guevara taps ball over at 15 yards to right to TFC Vitti who blasts shot from 15 yards wide right of net.
19 min...HD Kamara taps ball from right along edge of box and HD Cameron runs up middle past defender and 15 yard shot just wide right of net.
19 min...TFC Barrett hurt on edge of HD box.
20 min...TFC Wynne cross from 25 yards on extreme left has three TFC players on left post not able to connect but they win cornerkick as HD Mullan heads behind own end line on left.
21 min...TFC Guevara cornerkick from left has TFC Serioux 10 yard shot blocked as he's pulled over by HD Kamara.
22 min...TFC YELLOW card...Vitti for diving at HD 15 yards on right outside of box when he couldn't get by defender HD Clark.
24 min...HD Waibel injured near center line sideline when he knocks heads with TFC Brennan.
26 min...HD Cameron good run down middle into box but play is broken up when his pass to HD Kamara is passed back into box.
28 min...TFC Vitti on rush rolls ball up middle and TFC Barrett blasts 20 yard shot from right just over net.
29 min...TFC Attakora blocks cross by HD Mullan but gives up cornerkick.
30 min...HD Chabala cornerkick from right has HD Boswell head ball down and HD Mullan blasts 22 yard partially clearance well over net.
31 min...TFC Brennan crosses 30 yarder from left sideline into HD box but defender clears.
31 min...TFC Brennan header across HD box from left had HD James head ball out of box. HD Boswell injured on clearance on collision with TFC Serioux at HD 30 yard line.
32 min...TFC Guevara cornerkick from left has scramble of players after HD goalie bats ball down win TFC another cornerkick.
33 min...TFC Guevara cornerkick from left is over players in box but HD Clark heads ball over end line. TFC Serioux collapses outside center circle.
34 min...TFC Guevara cornerkick from right has ball headed through box and cleared. HD players block later shot attempts from outside box.
35 min...TFC sub...Dichio replaces still injured Serioux who'd previously left the field. Brennan now moves back to play defence and Dichio plays forward.
36 min...TFC Dwayne DeRosario GOAL...TFC Dwayne DeRosarion taps ball back on right wing to TFC Marvell Wynne at 45 yards then turns and runs up field. Wynne rolls ball up wing and TFC Danny Dichio dummies at 30 yards and streaking DeRosario gets through ball at 25 yards and rolls 15 yard shot under sprawling goalie Pat Onstad 8 yards out to center of net.
38 min...TFC players get inside of HD box but can't get away shot with too many passes.
39 min...TFC DeRosario rolls 12 yarder from right that goalie dives and bobbles then crawls to smother ball.
40 min...HD Oduro cross from 15 yards on left has TFC Attakora head ball behind end line through box to right side.
41 min...HD Chabala cornerkick from right has goalie stretch to catch but drops it when TFC DeRosario pushes HD Boswell into goalie as he jumped for ball. A TFC defender clears but goalie is injured and play is whistled down.
45 min...HD Waibel 20 yard cross from right has HD Kamara head 8 yarder just wide left on leap and knock down by goalie.
47 min...TFC Robinson falls over HD Kamara after freekick call against TFC player at TFC 25 yards. This starts a pushing incident among players on both sides.
47 min...HD YELLOW card...Kamara earns it for kicking out at TFC Robinson.
48 min...HD Chabala 25 yard freekick from right is blasted well over net.
49 min...half ends 1:58pm.

Halftime Entertainment is once again Jack Astor's "Eye for the lame guy" where a fan gets a makeover and comes back out dressed with TFC gear. That was the only event this game.

2nd Half:...starts 2:15pm. The weather is still overcast.
46 min...TFC Guevara 40 yard freekick from right has TFC Barrett nod header from 18 yards directly to goalie.
47 min...HD Ashe crosses ball from 35 yards on left and TFC Attakora leaps to concede cornerkick rather than HD Kamara being able to connect on 4 yard header.
48 min...HD Chabala cornerkick from right is over players in box.
49 min...TFC DeRosario beats defender on right and crosses that TFC Dichio one-touch volleys over net on midair kick from 10 yards.
50 min...HD Ashe low cross from 12 yards is blocked by TFC Wynne on left conceding throw-in on deflection.
50 min...HD Chabala long throw-in from left has TFC Garcia head away.
52 min...HD Chabala long throw-in from left has TFC Wynne head ball away from box.
54 min...TFC YELLOW card...Garcia for knocking down HD Oduro on left at TFC 20 yards preventing him from running towards net.
54 min...HD Chabala freekick cross and recross attempt from TFC 20 yards on left are both blocked and the ball is cleared.
56 min...TFC Guevara cross from 35 yards on right is caught by goalie.
58 min...HD Kamara pushes pass up middle and HD Oduro low 15 yard shot is saved by sprawling goalie.
61 min...HD goalie's long clearance from HD 20 yards has HD Kamara head 25 yarder that bounces to goalie.
62 min...TFC Guevara pushes pass up middle from 35 yards and TFC Barrett gets it and runs in from 25 yards and shoots 12 yarder low and goalie gets piece of ball at 8 yards and HD Boswell gets back to clear off goalline preventing goal.
62 min...TFC Guevara taps over pass and TFC DeRosario spins around and rolls low 12 yard shot that's saved by goalie.
64 min...HD Clark low 25 yard shot from right is blocked in box at 12 yards.
65 min...HD sub...Cruz replaces Mullan.
67 min...HD YELLOW card...Chabala for pulling down TFC DeRosario at TFC 40 yards.
69 min...HD Waibel throw-in from right has HD Boswell curl in 30 yard cross from right that's caught by goalie under bar.
70 min...HD Ashe blasts 35 yarder down middle over crowd of players and well over bar.
71 min...HD sub...Akinbiyi replaces Waibel.
72 min...HD Chabala long throw-in from right has defender head ball across box and HD Cameron miss blast from 8 yards on left post.
73 min...HD Bobby Boswell GOAL...TFC partial clearance has HD Cameron chip ball from 25 yards on left and charging Boswell get to ball and his 10 yard header is saved by goalie and Boswell bashes over him off balance to knock in rebound from 5 yards over fallen goalie.
75 min...TFC Dichio chests ball over to TFC Barrett who blasts 20 yarder off defender for cornerkick on left.
75 min...TFC Guevara cornerkick from left has TFC Attakora not able to get header on leap for ball on right and ball ran upfield by HD Cameron.
76 min...TFC Robinson chips in 30 yarder from right that finds TFC Dichio who chests ball down and turns and blasts 10 yarder from right well over net.
78 min...HD Chabala 35 yard freekick from left has goalie leap near right post and punch ball away from box.
79 min...TFC sub...Ibrahim replaces Barrett.
...........HD sub...Ustruck replaces Oduro.
80 min...HD Chabala cornerkick from right has TFC Attakora concede cornerkick preventing HD Cameron from a header.
81 min...HD Chabala cornerkick from right has leaping HD Boswell leap and head 5 yarder just wide left of post.
82 min...TFC Ibrahim chips cross from left that TFC Vitti can't win penalty kick when he knocks into HD player and falls over at 8 yards although cross is well beyond him and HD player clears from right side of box.
83 min...TFC Brennan chips cross from left edge of box that defender heads away clearance.
83 min...HD Cruz long run up right side beating TFC Brennan but rolls 25 yarder to goalie on right post.
84 min...TFC Guevara 30 yard freekick has TFC Attakora miss sliding to kick ball charging to right post.
85 min...HD Cameron 30 yard shot from left is well wide right.
87 min...TFC Guevara 53 yard freekick chip up middle is caught by charging goalie at 10 yards.
87 min...HD goalie long clearance from box has HD Akinbiyi pop 30 yard header that one hops to goalie.
89 min...TFC sub...Velez replaces Vitti.
89 min...HD Chabala 40 yard freekick from left is caught by goalie.
91 min...HD goalie catches high 60 yarder down middle sent in by TFC Brennan.
92 min...TFC Dichio wins freekick when HD James climbs his back at HD 20 yards.
93 min...TFC Guevara chips 20 yard freekick just over bar.
94 min...game ends 3:04pm.

Final Score:.......Toronto FC.......1..........Houston Dynamo..........1...........

Attendance was announced as 20172. The game started off with less than 50% full because of the 'pat down' that people were getting upon arrival to check for smuggled alcohol. Toronto FC was serving a one game suspension of selling beer because of an incident last year when beer was served to a minor. The penalty served today cost the team thousands of dollars. I enjoyed the game because there were less people walking my row passing my near aisle seat buying beer and using the bathroom.

The Carlsberg (brewery) Man of the Match (who is always a TFC player) was Dwayne DeRosario who scored the TFC goal today. At the start of the game, Nana Attakora was named as the Esquire (watches) Player of the Month.

Both teams were in today's game missing a few players at the Gold Cup. TFC midfielder Sam Cronin is on the USA team and newly signed forward Ali Gerba is playing for Canada. Dynamo were missing midfielder Stuart Holden and forward Brian Ching both on the USA team and defender Andrew Hainault on the Canadian team. They were also missing defender Richard Mulrooney with a knee injury.

Fans chanted "Get a haircut" to the strangely coiffed Kei Kamara.

Dynamo are the first place team in the entire league and lead the Western Division. The problem for TFC is they don't have many home games left and today's tie knocked them from a tie for first place to fourth in the competitive Eastern Division.

Rocket Robin

Houston Dynamo (9-4-5) vs. Toronto FC (7-6-5) 
July 18, 2009 -- BMO Field 

Scoring Summary: 
TOR -- Dwayne De Rosario 6 (Marvell Wynne 2) 37
HOU -- Bobby Boswell 1 (Geoff Cameron 2) 75

Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Craig Waibel (Ade Akinbiyi 72), Bobby Boswell, Julius James, Mike Chabala, 
Brian Mullan (Danny Cruz 66), Geoff Cameron, Ricardo Clark, Corey Ashe, Dominic Oduro (Erik Ustruck 80), 
Kei Kamara.

Substitutes Not Used: Wade Barrett, Tally Hall, John Michael Hayden, Cam Weaver

Toronto FC -- Stefan Frei, Marvell Wynne, Nick Garcia, Adrian Serioux (Danny Dichio 36), Nana Attakora, 
Dwayne De Rosario, Amado Guevara, Carl Robinson, Jim Brennan, Chad Barrett (Fuad Ibrahim 80), 
Pablo Vitti (Marco Velez 90), 

Substitutes Not Used: Brian Edwards, Gabe Gala, Emmanuel Gomez, O'Brian White

 Toronto FC Houston Dynamo 
total shots: 15 (Dwayne De Rosario 5)  14 (Bobby Boswell 4)  
shots on goal: 7 (Dwayne De Rosario 4)  5 (Bobby Boswell 3)  
fouls: 14 (Nick Garcia 3,
 Pablo Vitti 3)  15 (Julius James 3,
 Kei Kamara 3)  
offsides: 2 (Danny Dichio 2)  3 (3 tied with 1)  
corner kicks: 5 (Amado Guevara 5)  6 (Mike Chabala 6)  
saves: 4 (Stefan Frei 4)  6 (Pat Onstad 6)  

Misconduct Summary: 
TOR -- Pablo Vitti (caution; Simulation) 24
HOU -- Kei Kamara (caution; Unsporting Behavior) 48+
TOR -- Nick Garcia (caution; Reckless Foul) 55
HOU -- Mike Chabala (caution; Reckless Foul) 68

referee: Kevin Stott
Referee's Assistants: Daniel Belleau; Craig Lowry
4th official: David Gantar
time of game: 1:55
attendance: 20,172
weather: Partly Cloudy -and- 70 degrees

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial 

TFC starters

Dynamo starters

Dynamo kickoff to half empty stadium. It would gradually fill in.

TFC Carl Robinson charges for ball.

Dynamo goalie Pat Onstad takes freekick.

TFC Amado Guevara takes last minute freekick.

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