Result of the Saturday October 22, 2011 game between Toronto FC and New England Revolution played at BMO Field in Toronto at 12:30pm.
Toronto FC (all red, black shoulders and sleeves, white names and numbers)
.......................30 Milos Kocic
20 Ty Harden...22 Torsten Frings (cpt)...5 Ashtone Morgan...3 Andy Iro
......15 Matt Stinson...6 Julian de Guzman...7 Joao Plata
.......18 Nick Soolsma...9 Ryan Johnson...14 Danny Koevermans
Subs:...24 Stefan Frei (gk)...4 Doneil Henry (def)...8 Eric Avila (mid)...19 Mikael Yourassowsky (def)...23 Terry Dunfield (mid)
...28 Gianluca Zavarise (mid)...70 Peri Marosevic (fwd)
head coach Aron Winter New England Revolution (all navy, white names and numbers)
.....................34 Bobby Shuttleworth
30 Kevin Alston...25 Darrius Barnes...2 Franco Coria...8 Chris Tierney
13 Ryan Guy...21 Shairie Joseph (cpt)...22 Benny Feilhaber...19 Monsef Zerka
...........10 Rajko Lekic...9 Milton Caraglio
Subs:...40 Tim Murray (gk)...4 Otto Loewy (def)...7 Kenny Mansallly (mid)...11 Kheli Dube (fwd)...15 Zack Schilawski (fwd)
...28 Pat Phelan (mid)...45 Ryan Cochrane (def)
head coach Steve Nicol
Game officials:...referee Michael Kennedy...referee's assistants Paul Scott and Adam Garner...fourth official Geoff Gamble ...(teal shirts, black shorts and socks)
1st Half: game starts 12:39pm...TFC defends south end on this cold, overcast and windy afternoon.
1 min...Revs Caraglio low 35 yard shot up middle has diving goalie push ball wide right.
2 min...Revs Tierney cornerkick rolled from right upfield and Revs Feilhaber can't even get to edge of box before being checked off ball by defenders.
2 min...TFC goalie smothers 35 yard roller up middle by Revs Guy after receiving pass rolled to him from Revs Joseph on left sideline.
3 min...Revs Guy bounces 30 yarder up middle through players on edge of box after receiving ball chested back to him by Revs Joseph. Goalie makes save on left post.
5 min...TFC Frings 45 yard freekick from left is caught by goalie behind crowd of players.
5 min...Revs Tierney crosses low from 15 yards on left end line is caught by goalie on near post.
7 min...Revs Zerka pass to left for Rev Caraglio whose 22 yard blast is just over net.
9 min...Revs Tierney cornerkick from right is outside box and Revs player's 22 yard shot is blocked on edge of box but Revs Lekic gets rebound and blasts 22 yarder that has Revs Feilhaber duck and miss connecting on 6 yard header and ball stopped by diving goalie on right post.
9 min...Revs Feilhaber sends pass upfield from 40 yards on left and Revs Caraglio chests ball down and bicycle kicks shot from left at 20 yards is caught by goalie on bounce on right post.
11 min...TFC Soolsma rolls cross from 20 yards near right end line that Revs Joseph runs back to clear at 10 yards in middle of box.
14 min...TFC Koevermans gets around Revs Barnes at 10 yards to have shot blocked along right end line. TFC Soolsma at 15 yards along right end line crosses ball into middle of box and TFC Koevermans runs to right and shoots low 8 yard shot wide left of net.
17 min...TFC Stinson 35 yard high cross from right is caught by goalie charging to edge of box.
18 min...TFC Nick Soolsma GOAL...TFC Julian de Guzman from center line in middle kicks pass downfield to left for charging TFC Danny Koevermans to at 15 yards on left. He rolls pass into box from 10 yards avoiding sliding Revs Fanco Coria and Soolsma steps in front of Revs Darrius Barnes to get to ball and one touch rolls ball into net just inside left post.
22 min...TFC Koevermans passes to TFC Soolsma whose 15 yard shot from right is blocked by flying goalie at 6 yards. Soolsma recovers rebound at 10 yards and taps pass back to TFC Koevermans and his 18 yard shot down middle is over bar.
24 min...Revs Joseph 25 yard chip from right bounces through box and Revs Tierney rescues it on left end line and rolls ball to 15 yards in middle. Revs player taps ball back to edge of box and TFC Stinson slides to poke away shot from Revs Zerka down middle at 18 yards.
25 min...TFC Plata run up left sideline and cuts towards goal near end line and rolls cross that Revs Coria blocks but tips over end line.
25 min...TFC Soolsma cornerkick from left has Revs Zerka make flying header on left at 6 yards to clear ball from box. TFC Johnson was injured away from play.
27 min...TFC Johnson is helped from the field.
27 min...TFC sub...Avila replaces injured Johnson.
29 min...Revs Tierney 50 yard freekick from left is caught by goalie wide right of net.
30 min...Revs Feilhaber 25 yard freekick from near left sideline is rolled along to middle for Revs Guy to roll 20 yard shot through players but ball cleared from 6 yards by TFC Soolsma.
34 min...TFC Stinson long pass from 40 yards on right finds TFC Plata on left and he cuts over to middle and takes 25 yard shot that's well wide right of net.
35 min...Revs Coria cross from 25 yards on left is into box and TFC Iro heads ball away from 8 yards. Revs Guy gets another chance to cross into box from left and TFC Frings pops up header from 8 yards on left and teammate clears for throw-in.
35 min...TFC Frings heads away another cross from left on edge of box.
36 min...Revs Alston run on right wing and sends low cross from 22 yards into box that TFC Harden clears at 6 yards.
37 min...Revs Coria shoots high 55 yard cross from right that goalie catches just under bar.
39 min...Revs Caraglio runs from center line and takes low 30 yard shot up middle that deflects off TFC Frings at 27 yards and rolls wide left of net.
39 min...Revs Moncef Zerka GOAL...Revs Benny Feilhaber cornerkick from left has Zerka run towards ball on left and head 10 yarder from sharp angle into top of net with goalie Milos Kocic getting hand to it just under bar but can't stop it from going in. TFC Julian de Guzman had been guarding left post but ran after Zerka when he got open leaving nobody to block on short side.
44 min...TFC Plata runs down left to get to long pass and rounds Revs Alston who grabs him on left edge of box. Plata gets up and backheels ball back to charging TFC Morgan who sends in low cross from 18 yards on left and TFC Koevermans tips 6 yard shot from left that's picked up by goalie.
45 min...Revs Zerka sends in low cross from 20 yards on right but TFC Iro clears from edge of 6 yard box.
46 min...half ends 1:25pm.
Halftime entertainment:...It was announced that Unico is giving 10000 pounds of food to the local food bank. There was a draw for a a KIA car between three contestants drawing envelopes from a nine envelope choice. It took until the third round until someone won.
2nd Half:...starts 1:42pm.
45 min...Revs Milton Caraglio GOAL...TFC Eric Avila gives ball away and Revs Benny Feilhaber gets short pass from 25 yards in middle and runs forward and rolls pass from right across box from 15 yards past TFC Andy Iro shadowing him and TFC Ty Harden at 9 yards in middle of box and charging Caraglio slides in to kick 4 yarder from even with left post into middle of net past goalie who'd already fallen diving for ball.
49 min...Revs Tierney crosses ball from 25 yards on left into box that goalie catches while falling over sliding Revs Caraglio at 5 yards in middle.
51 min...TFC Frings 40 yard freekick down middle is headed away by Revs Barnes at 20 yards.
52 min...TFC de Guzman 40 yard freekick from left is headed away by Revs Joseph at 15 yards.
54 min...TFC sub...Dunfield replaces de Guzman.
54 min...TFC Frings 45 yard freekick from left has TFC Iro in middle head ball over net from 10 yards.
55 min...Revs goalie dives out for ball on right at 12 yards and pushes ball behind end line for cornerkick as charging TFC Avila falls over him.
56 min...TFC Dunfield cornerkick from right has defender head ball out of box from 15 yards in middle.
56 min...TFC Morgan chips cross from 35 yards on left has Revs Coria head ball wide right of net from 6 yards as TFC Iro was leaning over to try to take header.
56 min...TFC Dunfield cornerkick from right is into box and TFC Iro heads it wide left of net from 7 yards while even with right post.
58 min...Revs Caraglio receives throw-in from left and runs up wing and chips pass forward from 30 yards to charging Revs Guy even though TFC Frings gets a hand to it and Guy then sends low cross from 15 yards on left across box and Revs Lekic gets defender's tipped clearance and shoots wide left from 10 yards on right. TFC Stinson clears from left end line.
59 min...TFC Plata intercepts ball and rolls 12 yard shot that's deflected by sliding Revs Joseph that knocks Plata over. TFC win cornerkick.
60 min...TFC Dunfield cornerkick from left has goalie punch away at 6 yards over crowd of players.
60 min...TFC Plata runs for ball rolled down left side but slips and ball rolls over end line.
64 min...TFC Plata cross from 25 yards on left has Revs defender head ball from 12 yards in middle of box head to right through box.
64 min...TFC Plata on left rolls low pass from 8 yards on left into 6 yard box and Revs Feilhaber blocks then partially clears off TFC Iro at 8 yards. TFC Stinson gets low 12 yard shot up middle that deflects off feet of TFC Koevermans at 7 yards and tips for goalie to pick up near left post. Revs Feilhaber and TFC Iro are injured on play.
66 min...Revs Zerka gets headed pass from Revs Guy at 30 yards and runs up middle and takes 20 yard shot that has TFC goalie fly to push ball back up middle. Revs Caraglio runs past rebound at 8 yards.
67 min...Revs Feilhaber takes 30 yard cross from left that goalie dives forward to catch at 8 yards on right.
68 min...Revs Lekic receives pass at 15 yards in middle but backheels pass out of box and Revs lose possession.
69 min...Revs YELLOW card...Tierney earns it for a tackle.
72 min...TFC Plata rush on left to sideline at 40 yards then taps ball out of bounds and pulls up lame.
72 min...Revs sub...Schilawski replaces Lekic.
73 min...TFC sub...Zavarise replaces injured Plata before play resumes.
75 min...Revs Joseph short pass from 35 yards in middle to charging Revs Alston on right and he rolls ball forward to Revs Zerka who takes low 15 yard shot that diving goalie gets hand to at 6 yards and TFC Harden kicks ball over own net.
76 min...Revs player's cornerkick from right has TFC Dunfield pop up header at 8 yards on right side and goalie punches ball forward and Revs Zerka not able to get away shot before ball cleared out of box.
76 min...TFC long rush by TFC Frings breaking out and passes ball forward from 65 yards down middle that has Revs defender stop at 40 yards but TFC Avila get to ball and push pass forward to TFC Zavarise up left but he slips and defenders recover. 77 min...TFC Morgan crosses in from 20 yards on left has TFC Koevermans bump with Revs Guy at 8 yards in middle of box and heads wide left of net that defenders clear. Revs Guy was hurt on play with Koevermans arm into his face.
79 min...TFC Zavarise charges to ball pass at 25 yards on left and rolls cross into center of box where defender stops at 6 yards. TFC Koevermans checks him off ball and rolls pass back for TFC Soolsma to take 8 yard shot from left that deflects off Revs Barnes for cornerkick on left.
79 min...TFC Dunfield cornerkick from left is short and he gets ball back for recross. He heads ball upfield for TFC Avila who chips in cross from 22 yards that Revs Joseph heads away from 15 yards.
79 min...TFC Avila shoots low 25 yard shot from left that goalie smothers on bounce at 7 yards.
80 min...Revs Zerka checked off ball and injured in TFC box but play carries on.
81 min...Revs Caragiio bicycle kick from 10 yards into net is flagged offside.
82 min...TFC Danny Koevermans GOAL...TFC Eric Avila crosses from 28 yards on left has TFC Gianluca Zavarise glance header from 15 yards on left through box and Koevermans jump to boot in 3 yarder from right into center of net with goalie Bobby Shuttleworth caught in middle at 5 yards.
83 min...TFC Frings cross from 28 yards on right sideline has Revs Barnes boot behind own net from 5 yards from even with right post.
83 min...TFC Frings cornerkick from right has Revs defender head ball away from crowd at 8 yards. Ball is sent back in and TFC Iro hits right post from 6 yards but play has been flagged offside.
84 min...Revs sub...Mansally replaces Zerka.
86 min...Revs YELLOW card...Caraglio earns it for kicking away the ball after whistle at TFC 45 yards for his knocking over of TFC Frings.
87 min...TFC Koevermans 16 yard shot from right has goalie stop at 4 yards on right.
87 min...TFC Stinson sends in high cross from 35 yards near right sideline has Revs goalie beat TFC Soolsma to grab high cross at 10 yards in middle.
88 min...Revs Caraglio at 16 yards on right gets pass but has sliding TFC Stinson poke ball back to goalie.
88 min...TFC Frings 30 yard cross from left is caught by charging goalie at 10 yards in middle over crowd of players in box.
89 min...TFC Dunfield 30 yard blast up middle is wide left.
91 min...Revs Feilhaber cornerkick from left has TFC player head ball near left post through box out right side.
91 min...Revs Guy cross from 28 yards on right sideline has Revs Caraglio head ball from 8 yards on right through box for Revs Barnes at 6 yards on the left but play is flagged offside in crowd inside TFC box.
92 min...Revs Joseph 45 yard chip down middle bounces to goalie.
92 min...Revs Schilawski run down left wing and cross from 18 yards has ball deflect off TFC Harden at 10 yards on left for cornerkick.
93 min...Revs player's cornerkick from left has TFC Dunfield head away from 3 yards on left post.
94 min...Revs RED card...Chris Tierney earns his second Yellow card of the game for kicking the ball away when upset that he couldn't keep ball in play at Revs 45 yard sideline.
94:45 min...game ends 2:31pm.
Final Score:........Toronto FC........2.............New England Revolution.......2............
Attendance was announced but was listed as 21,600 but I noticed a lot of empty seats (almost a third) including the corners which are usually only sold on the day of the game. This was a game of the two worst teams in the Eastern Conference.
This was a colder day than I thought when I left home. I was glad they game us a KIA touque and put mine on immediately to counter the cold and the wind. I took another survey about the game day program and received a plastic drinking cup. I was sure I could have had it earlier in the season if I'd ordered a large coke. I could see why they were giving them away as they showed a 3D picture of Julian de Guzman, and the traded players Dwayne De Rosario and Chad Barrett hugging some blocked player after a goal.
Man of the Match (who is always a TFC player) was named as captain Torsten Frings for the second home game in a row. He was once again playing in a defensive role today. Before the game goalie Milos Kocic was awarded the Esquire (a watch company) Player of the Month for community service.
Today's program listed the Revolution is inept. They had only won five games this season. The the standings show Toronto FC have won six so talk about living in a glass house! The Revs were missing their team MVP goalie Matt Reis due to a hamstring injury and their defender of the year AJ Soares who is also injured and had ankle surgery. TFC had never lost to the Revs at BMO Field. TFC had to come back to earn the tie. They were once again hurt by giving up both goals on defenders missing assignments.
stats from mlssoccer.com Scoring Summary: TOR -- Nick Soolsma 3 (Danny Koevermans 1, Julian de Guzman 3) 20 NE -- Monsef Zerka 2 (Benny Feilhaber 6) 41 NE -- Milton Caraglio 3 (Benny Feilhaber 7) 46 TOR -- Danny Koevermans 8 (Eric Avila 3, Torsten Frings 2) 83 New England Revolution -- Bobby Shuttleworth, Kevin Alston, Franco Coria, Darrius Barnes, Chris Tierney, Monsef Zerka (Kenny Mansally 85), Benny Feilhaber, Shalrie Joseph, Ryan Guy, Milton Caraglio, Rajko Lekic (Zack Schilawski 73). Substitutes Not Used: Ryan Cochrane, Kheli Dube, Otto Loewy, Pat Phelan, Tim Murray. Toronto FC -- Milos Kocic, Matt Stinson, Andy Iro, Ty Harden, Ashtone Morgan, Julian de Guzman (Terry Dunfield 55), Torsten Frings, Ryan Johnson (Eric Avila 28), Nick Soolsma, Danny Koevermans, Joao Plata (Gianluca Zavarise 74). Substitutes Not Used: Doneil Henry, Peri Marosevic, Mikael Yourassowsky, Stefan Frei. Misconduct Summary: NE -- Chris Tierney (caution; Reckless Foul) 70 NE -- Milton Caraglio (caution; Delaying a Restart) 88 NE -- Chris Tierney (caution; Delaying a Restart) 94+ NE -- Chris Tierney (ejection; Second Caution) 94+ Referee: Michael Kennedy Referee's Assistants: Paul Scott, Adam Garner 4th Official: Geoff Gamble Time of Game: 1:54 Weather: Cloudy and 48 degrees Match Stats Toronto FC New England Revolution 14 Attempts on Goal 15 5 Shots on Target 7 6 Shots off Target 5 3 Blocked Shots 3 6 Corner Kicks 6 13 Fouls 8 20 Open Play Crosses 19 3 Offsides 6 0 Yellow Cards 1 0 Red Cards 1 30 Duels Won 31 49% Duels Won % 50% 405 Total Pass 436 72% Passing Accuracy % 75% 48.2% Possession 51.8%
TFC Ryan Johnson (9) and Danny Koevermans (14) take kick off.
TFC Ryan Johnson (9) pops up ball on this kick.
Revs Chris Tierney takes cornerkick from right side.
Revs Milton Caraglio (9) and TFC Julian de Guzman (6) battle for ball.
TFC Torsten Frings takes freekick from 40 yards.
TFC Eric Avila tries shot.
Revs Kevin Alston long throw-in from right in added time.
TFC players parade along east side stands while circling entire field. This has become a season finale tradition.
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