Result of the Saturday June 23rd, 2012 MLS Reserves League game between Toronto FC and New England Revolution played at BMO Field in Toronto at 8:15pm.

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

........................40 Quillan Roberts
31 Dicoy Williams...21 Aaron Maund...2 Logan Emory...38 Alberto Giuliatto
15 Matt Stinson...33 Junior Burgos...11 Luis Silva...16 Oscar Cordon
..........19 Reggie Lambe...13 Keith Makubuya

Subs:...32 Ryan James...34 Nikola Paunic...35 Roberto Galle...36 Sergio Camargo
team officials:...head coach Jason Bent...assistant coach Jim Brennan...goalkeeping coach Stewart Kerr
...physiotherapists Shawn Jeffers and Sebastian Buitrago......equipment manager Sacha DeAlmeida...team doctor Dr Ira Smith
...team administator Ted Tieu

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

.......................34 Bobby Shuttleworth
25 Darrius Barnes...99 Alec Purdie...3 Tyler Polak...4 John Lozano
17 Sainey Nyassi...70 Nick Hoffman...15 Jeremiah White...13 Ryan Guy
............87 Kyle Hall...6 Michael Roach

Subs:...14 Diego Fagundez (fwd)...23 Blake Brettschneider (fwd)...80 Fernando Cardenas (fwd)...-- Sotiri Varlokostas (gk/fwd) team officials:...coach David Vaudreuil...manager Jason Gove

Game officials:...referee David Barrie...referee's assistants Jean-Francois Marchand and Gianni Facchini...fourth official JP Jalbert... (all black uniforms, neon green trim)

1st Half:...game starts 8:16pm...TFC defend north end on this hot, evening with the setting sun no longer in play over the stands.
The game clock was not on so all times are converted from my wristwatch.
3 min...Rev Hall wins cornerkick in rush up left with TFC Williams.
4 min...Rev Purdie cornerkick from left has defenders stop onleft post and wins goalkick on clearance.
6 min...TFC Burgos 40 yard freekick from left has Rev Purdie kick clear on edge of box.
7 min...Rev White passes right for Rev Roach on rush up right and low cross has TFC Emory concedes cornerkick.
8 min...Rev player's cornerkick from right has defender head away.
9 min...TFC Burgos rolls cross from right that is just a step ahead of sliding TFC Lambe at 12 yards.
9 min...Rev Purdie cross from 40 yards on right has Rev Roach head wide right from 6 yards on right.
10 min...Rev goalie catches high cross on edge of box over head of TFC forward.
12 min...Rev Hoffman is injured at Rev 30 yard line.
15 min...TFC Giuliatto cornerkick from right has goalie punch ball up wide left.
16 min...TFC Burgos cornerkick from left is clear. TFC Stinson 35 yard cross from left is wide right and TFC player can't make play on line.
18 min...TFC Cordon chests ball down (on cross from right) and fires 28 yarder high wide right.
20 min...TFC YELLOW card...Williams earns it for tripping TFC Maund and Rev Roach running up sideline at Rev 35 yards.
22 min...Rev Guy follows up Rev blocked shot with 30 yard blast that deflects off defender at 10 yards.
23 min...Rev Roach cornerkick from right that is over players and cross from left is whistled down for TFC freekick.
23 min...Rev sub...Cardenas replaces White.
23 min...TFC Makubuya shakes defender to get away 10 yard blast on left high and wide left of net.
24 min...TFC Emory is hurt at TFC 40 yards in collision jumping for header. TFC Cordon continued rush up left until told to kick ball out of bounds.
26 min...TFC Lambe long run up middle but poked ball away by defender at 15 yards so doesn't get away a shot.
27 min...TFC Stinson 40 yard shot from left is wide right of net.
28 min...Rev Nyassi stays on his feet after bump and shotts low 15 yarder through 6 yard box.
31 min...Rev Nyassi 25 yard shot from right has TFC Maund pops up header at 10 yards that goalie catches under bar.
32 min...Rev Michael Roach GOAL...Rev Sainey Nyassi passes through to Roach who overruns ball but cuts back and takes low 12 yard shot beyond diving goalie Quilan Roberts to right corner of net.
35 min...TFC Makubuya cross off Rev Guy face at 22 yards and ball bounces back to Rev goalie.
37 min...Rev Guy cross from 15 yards on right end line is behind net.
38 min...TFC YELLOW card...Makubuya earns it for tripping Rev Cardenas after second time within 30 seconds he was warned about trip of same player.
39 min...Rev Cardenas 40 yard freekick from left has header popped up and leaping goalie palms over net.
39 min...Rev Roach cornerkick from right has Rev player head wide left.
40 min...TFC Burgos 40 yard freekick from left is caught by goalie.
42 min...TFC Makabuya leaps to head 22 yarder that bounces to goalie.
45 min...Rev Cardenas 40 yard freekick from left has TFC Maund(?) pop up header at 15 yards on left and ball is cleared.
45 min...I could hear the Rev coach say they would play shorthanded until halftime as Rev Hall is hurt.
46 min...TFC Lambe cross from 25 yards on left is over box.
47 min...TFC YELLOW card...Cordon earns it for pulling down Rev player at TFC 50 yards.
48 min...half ends 9:04pm.

2nd Half:...starts 9:20pm. The weather has stayed the same.
halftime subs:...Rev Brettschneider replaces Hall.
.................Rev Varlokostas replaces Hoffman.
.................TFC Paunic replaces Emory.
46 min...Rev Purdie 50 yard freekick from right has Rev Brettschneider head ball weakly and wide left from 12 yards.
47 min...TFC Burgos blasts 35 yarder down middle high and wide right.
50 min...TFC Cordon can't get away shot in box running away from net as he beat goalie.
51 min...TFC Giuliatto 45 yard freekick from right is cleared from edge of box.
52 min...TFC Burgos receives pass at 28 yards and shoots low to right but its into outside webbing of net.
54 min...Rev Brettschneider blasts 35 yarder down middle well over net.
55 min...Rev Guy low 22 yard shot from left has goalie dive to stop on right post and Rev player can't get away rebound shot.
56 min...Rev Roach low 25 yard blast of freekick has goalie catch on knees.
57 min...TFC sub...Camargo replaces Silva.
59 min...TFC Lambe has ball poked away from behind on edge of Rev box on rush.
60 min...TFC Burgos low cross from 20 yards on right has defender clear ball at 5 yards.
62 min...Rev Varlokostas run ball behind TFC end line on right.
62 min...TFC sub...Galle replaces Maund.
63 min...TFC Burgos 40 yard freekick up middle has defender jump and head away at 7 yards.
64 min...TFC Galle cross from 35 yards on right has defender clear.
65 min...TFC Stinson cuts and blasts 22 yard shot down middle well wide right and over net.
66 min...Rev YELLOW card...Hall earns it for pulling down TFC Cordon at Rev 40 yards.
67 min...TFC Burgos 40 yard freekick from left has goalie palm ball wide left.
68 min...TFC Giuliatto(?) cornerkick from right has goalie catch.
70 min...TFC Galle cross from 25 yards on right is over players in box and TFC player rescues on left end line but no shot is taken on more action in the box.
72 min...Rev sub...Fagundez replaces Guy.
72 min...TFC Burgos cornerkick from left is cleared from box.
74 min...TFC sub...James replaces Burgos.
74 min...Rev Cardenas is tapped pass by Rev Brettschneider on left and shoots 20 yarder from left that dips just over bar.
76 min...TFC Galle holds off defender on right and low cross from 20 yards on right is blocked by another defender.
80 min...TFC YELLOW card...Paunic earns it for sliding tackle at TFC 50 yards.
83 min...TFC Lambe 12 yard blast low saved by diving goalie on right post after sustained TFC pressure.
84 min...Rev player's shot from 25 yards is wide right.
85 min...Rev Fagundez cornerkick from right has Rev Lozano heads down at 15 yards but defender clears.
86 min...Rev YELLOW card...Nyassi earns it for tackle on TFC Makabuya at TFC 40 yards.
87 min...Rev Purdie tapped freekick from 45 yards and cross into box is whistled down.
88 min...TFC Makubuya cross from 25 yards on right is cleared.
88 min...TFC Makubuya low 18 yard shot has diving goalie push wide right for cornerkick.
89 min...TFC player's cornerkick from right has defender head ball wide left of net.
89 min...TFC Galle cornerkick from right is knocked around in Rev box.
90 min...TFC Nikola Paunic GOAL...Paunic 10 yard shot is into right side of net past goalie Bobby Shuttleworth with big crowd of players in box.
91 min...TFC Cordon misses 15 yard shot with goalie is caught out after making shot.
92 min...TFC Giuliatto cornerkick from right has TFC Makabuya twist 15 yard header over net.
93 min...Rev Barnes long throw-in from right is cleared from box.
94 min...game ends 10:09pm.

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

Attendance was about 150 when the game started which dropped to 60 by the time of the second half. This game started 45 minutes later than scheduled because the main game had been delayed an hour from announcements earlier in the week that fans would get to watch the end of the Euro 2012 Quarerfinal playoff between Spain and France. On my way here, Carlsberg had set up a billboard sized television to show the game on Atlantic Avenue (the other side of the railway tracks).

TFC dominated the second half territorially which was just the reverse of the main game we'd just seen. The late goal to tie the game was also the same storyline but this time it was the Revs who were hanging on at the end.

TFC player Sergio Camargo had scored a hat trick the night before in the CSL as TFC Academy beat Mississauga Eagles 3-0. He came into the game at 57 minutes in this game.

Nikola Paunic was on the Serbian White Eagles Reserves team last year and is currently on the University of Toronto but for the summer is with the TFC Academy. Alberto Giuliatto played as a left defender for A.S.G. Nocerina in Serie B Italy.

Revs were short of players and had to 'borrow' one for this game. Their injured (and only) designated player Shairie Joseph was watching the main game from the visitors section of the stadium with travelling fans.

These are some e-mail comments from the referee to me a few days later: "The guy who wore the numberless shirt is actually the York University goalkeeper – New England were short of players and asked TFC if they could call some local guys. They asked Carmine Isacco and this is what happened. They also asked Adrian Pena and Andrea Lombardo but they had other commitments... now that would have been a story (both Pena and Lombardo are now playing OSL Regional)".

Wow! Sotiro Varlokostas was the TFC Academy goalie until 2009. Adrian Pena was a CSL Rookie of the Year when with TFC Academy in their first year (2008). Andrea Lombardo was actually on the Toronto FC MLS team in their first year (2007).

Watching the game from the sideline was still injured TFC first team goalie Stefan Frei and suspended player Nick Soolsma. Interesting that fellow suspended Luis Silva played in both the main and Reserves game.

Rocket Robin

stats from MLSsoccer.com with *missed plays added by Rocket Robin

New England now holds a 2-2-2 record in the Eastern Division, ahead of Toronto (1-3-2) in the Reserve League.

Toronto and New England meet again on September 10, this time south of the border.

Scoring Summary

32' New England - Michael Roach 90' Toronto - Nikola Paunic

Misconduct Summary *20' Toronto - Dicoy Williams (caution) 38' Toronto - Keith Makubuya (caution) 45' Toronto - Oscar Cordon (caution) 67' New England - Darrius Barnes (caution) 80' Toronto - Nikola Paunic (caution) 86' New England - Sainey Nyassi (caution)

TFC Reggie Lambe (19) and Keith Makubuya (13) take kickoff.

TFC Junior Burgos (33) freekick into box.

TFC cornerkick sent into box.

TFC Logan Emory (2) eluded Revs Michael Roach (6).

TFC Reggie Lambe (19) eludes Revs Tyler Polak (3).

center play

Revs Sotiri Varlokostas (--) and Blake Brettschneider (23) take second half kickoff.

Revs Ryan Guy (13) rushes down middle.

TFC Junior Burgos (33) on rush.

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