April 15, 2011 MLS--Reds Ready To Deploy Maicon (from MLSsoccer.com)

Reds Ready To Deploy Maicon
Aron Winter: TFC captain ready to take on D.C. United Saturday.
April 15, 2011  

Stefan Frei and Toronto FC take on D.C. United - Saturday 7 p.m. ET on GOL TV Canada  Toronto FC play their second home game this week, playing host 
to D.C. United in a vital Eastern Conference match for both clubs (GOL TV Canada 7 p.m. ET). TFC extended their undefeated run to four games at midweek, 
with yet another scoreless draw against the LA Galaxy. United played the Galaxy at home last weekend, getting a late penalty for a 1-1 draw of their own.


Toronto FC played to their third consecutive draw, reaching a scoreless tie with the LA Galaxy on Wednesday evening at BMO Field. TFC have 6 points 
from 5 games on the season, in third place in the Eastern Conference. 


* The Galaxy three times hit the woodwork on the night, including midway through the second half when David Beckham curled a freekick around the wall 
and beat TFC goalkeeper Stefan Frei, only to see it come crashing back off the left upright.

* Galaxy goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts made three saves, including a game-saving stop late from close range on a Joao Plata header.

* It was the third consecutive draw over the past two seasons between Toronto FC and the LA Galaxy.

* TFC head coach Aron Winter made three changes to the team that reached a 1-1 result with the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium. Ty Harden came 
into the back four for Nana Attakora, Julian de Guzman made the start in midfield in place of Maicon Santos, and Gianluca Zavarise started up top for 
Alan Gordon.

* TORONTO FC (4-1-2-3): Stefan Frei – Dan Gargan, Ty Harden, Adrian Cann, Danleigh Borman – Julian de Guzman (Mikael Yourassowsky 65) – Jacob Peterson, 
Tony Tchani– Javier Martina (Joao Plata 85), Alen Stevanovic, Gianluca Zavarise (Oscar Cordon 79).


D.C. United put an end to their two-game losing streak in dramatic fashion, getting a late penalty kick for a 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy on Saturday 
evening at RFK Stadium. United have 4 points from 4 games on the year, sitting in a three- way for seventh place in the Eastern Conference.


* The Galaxy took the lead in the 12th minute when David Beckham’s curling corner from the left was nodded home by Mike Magee.

* But United pulled level again through some late heroics by Charlie Davies. After Davies was knocked over by Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez as he tried 
to push past in the left of the area in the 89th minute, referee Abbey Okujala pointed to the spot and Davies converted with a cheeky chip down the center 
of the goal.

* United coach Ben Olsen made five changes to the team that fell 4-1 to the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Bill Hamid came in between 
the posts for Pat Onstad, Dejan Jakovic and Ethan White started in central defense for Daniel Woolardand Rodrigo Brasesco, and Clyde Simms and Josh 
Wolff came in for Kurt Morsink and Branko Boskovic.

* D.C. UNITED (4-1-3-2): Bill Hamid - Chris Korb (Andy Najar 72), Dejan Jakovic, Ethan White, Marc Burch - Clyde Simms - Santino Quaranta (sent off 84), 
Dax McCarty (Branko Boskovic 81), Chris Pontius - Josh Wolff, Blake Brettschneider (Charlie Davies 53)

REFEREE: Mark Kadlecik. SAR (bench): Rob Fereday; JAR (opposite): Anthony Vasoli; 4th: Geoff Gamble 

Kadlecik's MLS Career: First game.

INJURY REPORT: TORONTO FC – OUT: MF Elbekay Bouchiba (R knee surgery recovery); PROBABLE: FW Alan Gordon (adductor tightness); FW Alen Stevanovic 
(adductor tightness) ... D.C. UNITED – OUT: MF Junior Carreiro (R ankle sprain); GK Steve Cronin (L wrist fracture); DF Devon McTavish (concussion); 
DF Jed Zayner (L hamstring strain)
SUSPENDED: DC: Santino Quaranta (through April 17)


ALL-TIME (10 meetings): Toronto FC 3 wins, 14 goals ... United 6 wins, 20 goals ... Ties 1
AT BMO FIELD (5 meetings): Toronto FC 2 wins, 4 goals ... United 3 wins, 4 goals ... Ties 0
RETURN MATCH: August 6, 2011: D.C. United v. Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)
LAST YEAR (MLS): September 11, 2010: Toronto 0-1 DC (James 81) October 23, 2010: DC 2-3 Toronto (Quaranta 2; Moreno 39 – Santos 23; De Rosario 48, 65)

* D.C. United won on their first two trips to BMO Field, both in Toronto FC’s inaugural season of 2007, then did not win again on the shores of Lake 
Ontario until a 1-0 win last September.

* United had won their first three home meetings with Toronto FC, before a 3-3 draw in 2009, then the 3-2 TFC victory last year, the first win for the 
Reds at RFK Stadium.

Coaches' records: Aron Winter vs. DC: first game ... Ben Olsen v TOR: P2 W1 L1 D0

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