Result of the Wednesday April 13th, 2011 MLS game between Toronto FC and Los Angeles Galaxy played at BMO Field in Toronto at 8:00pm.

Toronto FC (all red, black shoulders and sleeves, white names and numbers)

........................24 Stefan Frei (cpt)
8 Dan Gargan...20 Ty Harden...12 Adrian Cann...25 Danleigh Borman
........23 Jacob Peterson...6 Julian de Guzman...22 Tony Tchani
......33 Javier Martina...10 Alen Stevanovic...28 Gianluca Zavarise

Subs:...30 Milos Kocic (gk)...3 Nana Attakora (def)...7 Joao Plata (fwd)...13 Keith Makubuya (fwd)...16 Oscar Cordon (mid)...18 Nick Soolsma (fwd) ...19 Mikael Yourassowsky (def)
head coach Aron Winter

Los Angeles Galaxy (all white, navy names and numbers)

..............................1 Donovan Ricketts
20 AJ DeLaGarza...4 Omar Gonzalez...22 Leonardo...2 Todd Dunivant
18 Mike Magee...23 David Beckham (cpt)...19 Juninho...5 Sean Franklin
.............11 Chad Barrett...9 Juan Pablo Angel

Subs:...12 Josh Saunders (gk)...6 Frankie Hejduk (def).,..8 Chris Birchall (mid)...25 Miguel Lopez (mid)...26 Michael Stephens (mid) ...27 Bryan Jordan (mid)...30 Paolo Cardozo (mid)
head coach Bruce Arena

Game officials:...referee Terry Vaughan...referee's assistants Eric Boria and Corey Parker...fourth official Geoff Gamble...(teal shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st Half:...game starts 8:16pm...TFC defend south end on this cold evening.
30 sec...LAG Magee after rush on left sends in low cross from 20 yards that has LAG Barrett tip it with foot at 8 yards back to LAG Franklin who's 10 yard shot is stopped by diving goalie on left post.
1 min...LAG Beckham 30 yard freekick cross from left is caught by goalie in crowd of players.
2 min...LAG Dunivant long throw-in from left has TFC de Guzman head ball out of box and Dunivant gets to cross from near left cornerflag that's caught by diving goalie on left post.
3 min...TFC Gargan throw-in from right side at 15 yard line bounces into box but defender clears before TFC Zavarise can get to it at 8 yards.
7 min...LAG Beckham rush to left and cross into box from 22 yards is cleared away in box by TFC Harden at 10 yards.
12 min...TFC Stevanovic is injured when checked off ball at 45 yards on sliding tackle by LAG Magee. LAG Barrett with ball rushes up field from center line and avoids sliding tackle at 40 yards and on 2 on 1 rush blasts 25 yarder off underside of bar and ball cleared by defenders.
15 min...TFC Cann stripped of ball in TFC box by LAG Beckham who rolls cross to LAG Barrett and TFC Harden checks him off ball before he can get away shot conceding cornerkick.
16 min...LAG Beckham cornerkick from right has goalie punch ball away. LAG Beckham recross has LAG Magee pop header over net from four yards.
16 min...TFC Tchani gets to long cross from right on left side of box and crosses into box where LAG Leonardo heads ball out of box.
17 min...TFC Gargan long throw-in from right has LAG goalie pick up ball on bounce as thrown over all players in box when TFC Zavarise falls over.
19 min...TFC Gargan long throw-in from right cornerflag has goalie punch ball out of box through center.
22 min...LAG Dunivant low cross from left has TFC Harden block LAG Angel from good shot at 15 yards and clear ball.
23 min...TFC Stevanovic rolls pass from 30 yards on center through defenders to TFC Zavarise who rolls short cross to TFC Martina who crosses from right that LAG Gonzalez heads away to right of box where defenders clear.
25 min...TFC Peterson 30 yard freekick from left has TFC Zavarise head 5 yarder that flying goalie pushes wide right for cornerkick.
26 min...TFC Peterson cornerkick from right has TFC Harden pop head 7 yarder in crowd of players over net.
28 min...TFC de Guzman pass from 60 yards has TFC Martina work behind TFC Dunivant and low cross when threatened by LAG Leonardo from 15 yards along right end line is smothered by goalie.
29 min...LAG Beckham on rush up middle rolls pass to left for LAG Magee who crosses from inside box which has retreating TFC Harden pop up header which defenders clear.
30 min...TFC Peterson 35 yard freekick from left has leaping LAG Gonzalez head ball from 8 yards wide left of net.
31 min...TFC Peterson cornerkick from left has goalie step forward and leap to catch.
38 min...TFC Stevanovic rolls pass forward that goalie dives to grab ball out for TFC Zavarise can't win penalty kick but offside flag was up anyway.
39 min...LAG Barrett pass on 2 on 1 rush broke up on pass from 12 yards to LAG Angel as TFC Gargan gets foot to ball and no shot is taken in box.
40 min...LAG Beckham from 75 yards in middle sends long pass upfield for LAG Angel on left and he centers cross from 22 yards on left where TFC Cann slides to ensure LAG Barrett doesn't get to shot on edge of box.
40 min...LAG Dunivant 22 yard cross from left has TFC Cann head ball away from box.
43 min...LAG Beckham 50 yard freekick from right has defender head ball away. LAG Magee kicks 25 yarder over net.
43 min...LAG YELLOW card...Beckham earns it for sliding tackle on TFC de Guzman at center line.
46 min...game ends 9:02pm.

Halftime Entertainment:...The entertainment today was the Carlsberg Throw-in contest where two teams of two took throw-ins into a group of garbage cans. These were about the worst contestants ever selected as they made only four 'baskets' in the two minute time limit.

2nd Half:...starts 9:19pm.
45 min...TFC Peterson rolls ball forward to TFC Stevanovic after run on left and play called offside.
46 min...LAG Beckham 40 yard freekick down middle chip has LAG Gonzalez miss header back into play on left end line.
47 min...TFC Borman cross from 35 yards on left has TFC Tchani head ball wide right from 18 yards up middle.
50 min...LAG Beckham 50 yard freekick has LAG Gonzalez try one-touch kick at 4 yards on left post but not able to turn it at net.
54 min...TFC Borman long freekick from left 55 yards has TFC Martina head ball out of box on right.
55 min...TFC Gargan long throw-in from right at 15 yard line has LAG defender pop up ball in box and another defender clears.
57 min...LAG Franklin rush on right and low cross from right edge of box is cleared by defender.
59 min...TFC Martina on right leading 3 on 3 rush rolls pass too far forward on low which allows goalie to grab.
59 min...LAG Beckham 50 yard chip down middle bounces to goalie.
60 min...LAG Dunivant sliding shot on left from 8 yards deflects off sliding TFC Gargan and tips up and hits bar near right and TFC Borman clears ball out of box on right side.
61 min...TFC goalie leaps to catch cross from left sent in by LAG Magee from 25 yards.
62 min...TFC win cornerkick on TFC Zavarise shielding ball from defender after TFC Borman interception at 35 yards on left.
63 min...TFC Peterson cornerkick from left has TFC Tchani knock ball down on header from 6 yards wide right for goalkick although whistled down for LAG freekick.
64 min...TFC sub...Yourassowsky replaces de Guzman. Yourassowsky plays forward on wing and Zavarise retreats to the midfield.
66 min...TFC YELLOW card...Martina earns it for sliding tackle from behind on LAG Magee at 35 yards.
66 min...LAG Beckham 40 yard freekick from left has goalie catch ball and start TFC Yourassowsky on a quick break.
67 min...TFC Peterson blasts shot over net from 30 yards down middle after whistle blown.
........TFC YELLOW card...Stevanovic earns it for sliding tackle on LAG Beckham on edge of LAG box.
68 min...LAG Juninho is tripped up and wins freekick on rush up middle.
69 min...LAG Beckham 40 yard freekick up middle curves and hits right post and deflects to right where defender clears it out of box.
71 min...TFC Martina chips ball from edge of LAG box and LAG Franklin at 8 yards on left heads away clearance.
72 min...TFC Yourassowsky rolls ball forward from 22 yards and goalie dives to save at 6 yards in front of TFC Stevanovic who tumbles over him.
74 min...LAG sub...Jordan replaces Magee.
75 min...LAG YELLOW card...Jordan earns it for tackle on TFC Tchani at LAG 40 yards.
76 min...TFC Peterson 40 yard freekick on right hits LAG Beckham in one-man wall and deflects for cornerkick.
76 min...TFC Peterson cornerkick from right is whistled down in box.
77 min...TFC Martina run down right side and he pushes ball too far forward while cutting towards center and goalie kicks clearance near edge of box.
77 min...LAG YELLOW card...Juninho earns it for pulling down TFC Zavarise in center circle.
78 min...TFC Stevanovic weak roller from 30 yards up middle is wide left.
78 min...TFC sub...Cordon replaces Zavarise.
80 min...LAG Beckham cross from near right cornerflag has LAG Barrett not able to turn header from 10 yards and ball is sent wide left of post.
81 min...TFC Stevanovic on left just outside box crosses into box after hitting referee with ball and LAG defender heads out of box.
82 min...LAG Barrett cross from 20 yards on left into box has TFC Borman pushed at 5 yards he pops up header for goalie to catch even when LAG Jordan bumps into him on right post for which TFC wins freekick.
83 min...LAG sub...Lopez replaces Angel.
84 min...TFC sub...Plata replaces Martina.
85 min...TFC Yourassowsky runs down left wing and cuts into box where LAG DeLaGarza checks him off ball.
86 min...TFC Borman 30 yard freekick from right has diving TFC Plata head 6 yarder to goalie on right post.
87 min...LAG sub...Cardozo replaces Frnaklin.
89 min...TFC goalie catches LAG Dunivant 35 yard cross from near left sideline.
90 min...LAG Cardozo chips 25 yard cross along left end line and goalie catches.
93 min...LAG RED card...Juninho earns his second Yellow card for a tackle on TFC Tony Tchani at LAG 40 yards injurying him when both were jumping for high ball.
93 min...TFC Borman freekick has defender pop up header near edge of box and LAG Gonazlez head ball away.
94 min...game ends 10:08pm.

Final Score:.....Toronto FC......0..........Los Angeles Galaxy...........0........

Attendance was announced as 22453, which we were informed was a sellout.

This was the first time in the five seasons of the MLS David Beckham signing that he played a regular season game in Toronto. He has always been either injured or on loan in Europe when the Galaxy have made their previous visits to Toronto. I did get to see him in the MLS All Stars game held in Toronto in 1998 when they played West Ham United 3-2. Dwayne DeRosario then playing for Houston scored the winning goal.

Beckham almost scored at 69 minutes when he took a 40 yard freekick that hit the post. This is one of three posts and bars the Galaxy hit. At 12 minutes, former TFC striker Chad Barrett hit the bar on a 25 yard shot. Former TFC defender Todd Dunivant hit the bar on a deflected shot at 60 minutes.

Beckham earned a Yellow card in this game and that adds up to five which means he'll miss the Galaxy's next game in Chicago. Good thing for us Toronto fans that he didn't draw the card in the previous game.

I was somewhat disappointed by Alen Stevanovic and Javier Martina who looked so good in the games before but this game rushed the ball good enough but lacked good shots on goal.

Man of the match (who is always a TFC player) was named as defender Adrian Cann. In a scoreless tie, I can't disagree with this choice.

The PA system turned off the music to 'O Canada' halfway through to let the fans sing the rest acapella. The player intros were read first and last names instead of last year when first name only. However it's early in the season and the fans will get to know the players if there's some stability in lineups. There are no pics of the latest players to be added in the last few weeks. The game programs have not been updated. Will we have the bio of Dwayne DeRosario listed for the rest of the year?

A quick turnaround for TFC's homestand as D.C. United are here on Saturday night for a 7:00pm start.

stats from MLS.com

Scoring Summary:


Misconduct Summary:

LA -- David Beckham (caution; Reckless Tackle) 44
TOR -- Javier Martina (caution; Reckless Tackle) 67
TOR -- Alen Stevanovic (caution; Reckless Tackle) 68
LA -- Bryan Jordan (caution; Reckless Tackle) 76
LA -- Juninho (caution; Reckless Tackle) 78
LA -- Juninho (caution; Reckless Tackle) 93+
LA -- Juninho (ejection; Second Caution) 93+

Shots               5             7 
Shots on Goal       3             1 
Saves               1             3 
Fouls              16            13 
Offsides            3             4 
Corner Kicks        4             1 


LA Galaxy -- Donovan Ricketts, A.J. DeLaGarza, Leonardo, Omar Gonzalez, Todd Dunivant, Sean Franklin (Paolo Cardozo 88), David Beckham, 
Juninho, Mike Magee (Bryan Jordan 75), Chad Barrett, Juan Pablo Angel (Miguel Lopez 84). 
Substitutes Not Used: Chris Birchall, Frankie Hejduk, Michael Stephens, Josh Saunders. 

Toronto FC -- Stefan Frei, Dan Gargan, Ty Harden, Adrian Cann, Danleigh Borman, Tony Tchani, Julian de Guzman (Mikael Yourassowsky 65), 
Jacob Peterson, Javier Martina (Joao Plata 85), Gianluca Zavarise (Oscar Cordon 79), Alen Stevanovic. 
Substitutes Not Used: Nana Attakora, Keith Makubuya, Nick Soolsma, Milos Kocic. 

Referee: Terry Vaughn
Referee's Assistants: Eric Boria; Corey Parker
4th Official: Geoff Gamble
Weather: Partly Cloudy and 45 degrees
Attendance: 22,453

TFC starters

Galaxy starters

Galaxy Chad Barrett (11) and Mike Magee (18) prepare to start the game.

Galaxy rush

TFC Alen Stevanovic (10) and Gianluca Zavarise (28) kick off the second half.

Galaxy David Beckham takes freekick.

Galaxy David Beckham takes another freekick.

TFC Danleigh Borman's freekick

TFC players applaud fans after the game.

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