Result of the Saturday July 28th, 2012 MLS game between Toronto FC and Houston Dynamo played at BMO Field in Toronto at 4:30pm.

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

....................30 Milos Kocic
4 Doneil Henry...27 Richard Eckersley...2 Logan Emory...5 Ashtone Morgan
19 Reggie Lambe...23 Terry Dunfield...22 Torsten Frings (cpt)...11 Luis Silva
............18 Quincy Amarikwa...9 Ryan Johnson

Subs:...40 Quillan Roberts (gk)...8 Eric Avila (mid)...15 Matt Stinson (mid)...20 Ty Harden (def)...21 Aaron Maund (mid) ...25 Jeremy Hall (def)...32 Andrew Wiedeman (fwd)
team officials:...head coach Paul Mariner

Houston Dynamo (orange sock and shirts, white short, names and numbers)

.................1 Tally Hall
5 Warren Creavalle...32 Bobby Boswell...26 Corey Ashe...31 Andre Hainault
16 Adam Moffat...27 Boniek Garcia...3 Calen Carr...11 Brad Davis
............25 Brian Ching (cpt)...9 Macoumba Kandji

Subs:...24 Tyler Deric (gk)...6 Nathan Sturgis (mid)...8 Kofi Sarkodie (def)...10 Je-Vaughn Watson (mid)...17 Luiz Camargo (mid)
...19 Alex Dixon (mid)...22 Brian Ownby (mid)
team officials:...head coach Dominic Kinnear

Game officials:...referee Drew Fischer...referee's assistants Daniel Belleau and Claudio Badea...fourth official Sorin Stoica
...(all black uniforms)

1st Half:...game starts 4:37pm...TFC defends south end on this hot afternoon with the sun in the west.
2 min...HD Kandji breaks away up middle but pushes ball too far ahead and is caught up by TFC Eckersley and knocked over for no call.
3 min...HD Kandji wins cornerkick when pushed over at 8 yards on left and ball rolls out.
3 min...HD Davis cornerkick from left has TFC Johnson head ball away.
6 min...TFC Frings 40 yard freekick has nearest defender chest ball away to break out at 20 yards.
7 min...HD Carr cross from 30 yards on right is well over box.
8 min...TFC Amarikwa cross from 25 yards on right is into side webbing of net.
9 min...HD Davis 35 yard cross from right has HD 32 pop 15 yard header down middle onto top of net.
10 min...TFC Amarikwa misses bicycle kick attempt at 10 yards when TFC Lambe crosses in from 22 yards on right.
13 min...TFC Lambe cross from 30 yards on right has goalie catch overhead wide left of net.
18 min...HD Davis 40 yard freekick from left has defender in crowd in box head ball away.
20 min...HD Carr hurt in collision with TFC Johnson at center line.
21 min...HD Garcia runs to middle from left but cuts 25 yard shot wide left.
23 min...TFC Frings 35 yard freekick from right has HD Hainault head ball to left. TFC player cross from 20 yards on extreme left is caught by goalie.
26 min...TFC Dunfield sliding check clears ball from HD Kandji on left edge of TFC box.
27 min...TFC Amarikwa cross from right 22 yards is caught by goalie.
29 min...HD Creavalle cross from 25 yards on right is caught by goalie.
30 min...TFC Frings cornerkick from right has charging TFC Henry head 12 yarder that goalie catches low.
32 min...HD Garcia cuts 28 yard shot that bends for goalie to catch on right side of net.
34 min...TFC Frings 35 yard freekick from right has ball headed on left out of box.
36 min...TFC Johnson cross from 25 yards on extreme left is headed away by defender on left.
37 min...TFC Silva cross from 40 yards on left is over head of TFC Johnson at 10 yards on right for goalkick.
38 min...HD goalie beats TFC Amarikwa to through ball on edge of box for pick up.
39 min...HD Creavalle cross from right is blocked in box and cleared.
39 min...HD Ashe low cross on charg on left is cleared from box.
40 min...HD Garcia shanks tap back pass shot attempt at 30 yards well wide right.
41 min...HD Kandji rolls 30 yard shot from left around defender but diving goalie stops on left.
42 min...TFC Frings 45 yard freekick from left has leaping defender head ball for cornerkick on right.
43 min...TFC Frings cornerkick from right has TFC Henry pop 8 yard header in crowd of players over net.
44 min...TFC Frings heads ball for cornerkick on left.
44 min...HD Calen Carr GOAL...HD Brad Davis cornerkick from left has HD Bobby Boswell head ball across box from left and HD Calen Carr on right heads 7 yarder downwards into center of net under goalie.
46 min...half ends 5:23pm (right after restart).

Halftime entertainment:...There was a mini game with children from the North York Hearts. It looked like a 6 on 6 (as opposed to 20 kids from some other groups that have played here). The players still all chase the ball rather then hold their positions except the goalies. The game only lasts 3 minutes.

The TFC starters return early from the dressing room except Ryan Johnson.

2nd Half:...starts 5:58pm.
46 min...HD Davis 40 yard freekick down middle is passed around but no shot is taken.
46 min...TFC YELLOW card...Henry earns it for trip on HD player on pass to 30 yards.
47 min...HD Davis 30 yard freekick down middle is lofted just over bar.
48 min...HD cross from left is over box. HD recross is cleared.
49 min...HD goalie picks up ball sent in from left.
50 min...TFC Dunfield cross from 30 yards on right has goalie catch drifting left of net.
51 min...HD Ching gets head injury at TFC 50 yards.
52 min...TFC YELLOW card...Eckersley earns it for bump on TFC end line but more for compaining about freekick.
53 min...HD player's 25 yard freekick along left end line is headed away.
54 min...TFC Frings 30 yard freekick from right is headed wide right for cornerkick.
54 min...TFC Frings cornerkick from right has HD Kandji head ball out of box.
55 min...HD goalie catches HD defender's pop back header.
56 min...HD Garcia stops and bends 18 yard shot just wide left of post.
58 min...TFC Lambe cross from 22 yards on right is headed away from box.
59 min...HD Garcia feeds pass from 25 yards too far forward for goalie to grab.
61 min...TFC Frings cornerkick from right is headed around in box until HD player kicks it out.
61 min...TFC sub...Wiedeman replaces Amarikwa.
63 min...TFC player flicks 25 yard shot up middle that goalie catches.
63 min...HD Kandji cross has HD Davis take 10 yard bicycle kick on left go through box and cleared on right.
65 min...HD Davis cornerkick from right is through legs of HD Boswell at 5 yards on left.
67 min...TFC Dunfield is pushed over on left endline and stays out of play injured.
70 min...HD Carr pushes 30 yard pass too far forward and goalie waits to pick it up.
71 min...TFC Frings 40 yard freekick has TFC player on right head ball into box and another header is tipped wide right.
71 min...TFC Frings cornerkick from right has defender head ball for cornerkick.
72 min...TFC Frings cornerkick from right has goalie catch in front of TFC Henry in 6 yard box.
73 min...HD sub...Camargo replaces Kandji. HD Ashe is injured on sideline and HD play short.
75 min...TFC Eckersley 45 yard cross from right is caught by goalie.
77 min....HD sub...Sarkodie finally replaces injured Ashe.
77 min...HD goalie 80 yard freekick bounces pas HD forward for TFC goalie.
78 min...HD Carr rush on right cutting in and TFC Emory slides to knock ball away at 18 yards in middle.
80 min...TFC Frings 33 yard freekick is low and smothered by goalie.
82 min...TFC sub...Hall replaces Henry.
........HD sub...Watson replaces Carr.
........TFC sub...Maund replaces Emory.
85 min...HD goalie to right to pick up TFC Eckersley 75 yard bouncer.
85 min...HD Brian Ching GOAL...Ching receives pass from left and kicks in 12 yarder down middle under bar in center.
87 min...TFC Frings cornerkick from right is short and recross has TFC Maund pop 12 yard header over net.
89 min...HD player's ball is crossed into box.
93 min...TFC Frings 55 yard cross from right has goalie catch.
93 min...TFC Frings 33 yard cross from right has defenders head ball away.
94 min...game ends 6:27pm.

Final Score:.....Toronto FC......0..........Houston Dynamo...........2........

Attendance was announced as 19652. The crowd filled in by the end of the first half on this hot and sunny day. TFC warmed up their entire roster on the west side which was in the shade.

Both teams were on three game win streaks. For TFC is was tied for most consecutive wins in club history. Dynamo are currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference and have a chance of placing first by the end of the year.

Man of the Match (who is always a TFC player) was announced as defender Richard Eckersley. TFC had few chances the entire game. TFC players after the game did not walk to the south end to applaud the fans.

Dynamo played the game without 10 goal scorer Will Bruin--tied as fourth leading scorer in the MLS. There was no reason given for him not playing. (ie injury or suspension). We'd heard that defender Geoff Cameron was waiting for a transfer to England.

It's time to update the game program as four players (plus 'on-loan' Joao Plata) of the 28 listed are not longer on the roster. Defender Miguel Aceval now joins Efrain Burgos Jr, Julian de Guzman, and Nick Soolsma as former TFC players.

TFC next game is in the Concacaf Championship League with their first game in the group stage against CD Aguila of El Salvador here at BMO Field at 8:00pm on Wednesday August 1st.

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stats from MLSsoccer.com

Match Stats

Major Events

Scoring Summary
HOU – Calen Carr (Bobby Boswell, Brad Davis) 45’
HOU – Brian Ching (Brad Davis, Boniek Garcia) 86’
Misconduct Summary
TOR – Doneil Henry   Foul (caution) 47’
TOR – Richard Eckersley   Dissent (caution) 53’

Match Info
Referee: Drew Fischer
Attendance: 19652

Houston - Tally Hall; 
Corey Ashe (Kofi Sarkodie 78’), Bobby Boswell, Warren Creavalle, Andre Hainault; 
Adam Moffat, Boniek Garcia, Brad Davis; 
Galen Carr (Je-Vaughn Watson 83’), Brian Ching, Macoumba Kandji (Luiz Camargo 74’)
Substitutes not used: Tyler Deric, Alex Dixon, Brian Ownby, Nathan Sturgis
Toronto - Milos Kocic; 
Doneil Henry (Jeremy Hall 83’), Richard Eckersley, Logan Emory (Aaron Maund 83’), Ashtone Morgan; 
Reggie Lambe, Terry Dunfield, Torsten Frings, Luis Silva; 
Quincy Amarikwa (Andrew Wiedeman 62’), Ryan Johnson
Substitutes not used: Quillan Roberts, Ty Harden, Matt Stinson, Eric Avila

Match Stats
Toronto FC             Houston Dynamo
 8  Attempts on Goal      10
 2  Shots on Target        4
 3  Shots off Target       5
 3  Blocked Shots          1
 7  Corner Kicks           3
12  Fouls                 13
24  Open Play Crosses     13
 1  Offsides               2
 2  First Yellow Cards     0
 0  Second Yellow Cards    0
 0  Red Cards              0
66  Duels Won             61
51% Duels Won %           48%
289 Total Pass           469
69% Passing Accuracy %    81%
39.8% Possession          60.2%

TFC starters

Dyanamo starters

TFC Luis Silva (11) and Terry Dunfield (23) take kickoff.

TFC Reggie Lambe (19) on rush.

Dynamo Corey Ashe (26) steps in front of TFC Torsten Frings (22).

Dynamo Adam Moffat (16) holds off TFC Quincy Amarikwa (18) challenge.

Dynamo Corey Ashe (26) being watched by TFC Doneil Henry (4).

TFC Torsten Frings (22) freekick cross is popped up on right of box.

TFC Torsten Frings (22) takes a cornerkick in the second half.

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