Result of the Saturday June 1st, 2013 MLS game between Toronto FC and Philadlephia Union played at BMO Field in Toronto at 6:00pm.

Toronto FC (all red, white names and numbers)

.................12 Joseph Bendik
33 Ryan Richter...13 Steven Caldwell...4 Doneil Henry...48 Darren O'Dea (cpt)
21 Jonathan Osorio...25 Jeremy Hall...20 Matias Laba...15 Bobby Convey
............11 Luis Silva...10 Robert Earnshaw

Subs:...40 Quillan Roberts (gk)...5 Ashtone Morgan (def)...6 Gale Agbossoumonde (def)...14 Danny Koevermans (fwd)...16 Darel Russell (def)
...19 Reggie Lambe (mid)...22 Jeremy Brockie (fwd)
team official:...head coach Ryan Nelsen

Philadelphia Union (blue socks, shorts and shirts, white white stripe on chest, white names and numbers)

.......................18 Zac MacMath
25 Sheanon Williams...14 Amobi Okugo...31 Jeff Parke...28 Raymon Gaddis
44 Danny Cruz...19 Jose Kleberson...7 Brian Carroll (cpt) 21 Michael Farfan
...............11 Sebastien Le Toux...9 Jack McInerney

Subs:...1 Chris Konopka (gk)...3 Chris Albright (def)...6 Conor Casey (fwd)...8 Matt Kassel (def)...22 Leo Fernandes (mid) ...26 Keon Daniel (mid)...29 Antoine Hoppenot (fwd)
team official:...head coach John Hackworth

Game officials:...referee Geoff Gamble...referee's assistants Joe Fletcher and Philippe Briere...fourth official Drew Fischer ...(yellow shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st Half:...starts 6:09pm...TFC defends south end on this warm, humid afternoon with it looking like it would rain any minute.
39 sec...PU Williams gives up cornerkick on TFC O'Dea run to left end line.
1 min...TFC Silva cornerkick from left is over players in box. PU goalie is injured in collision and needs trainer.
4 min...TFC Convey freekick from 15 yard line along right sideline has goalie punch ball away at 4 yards in crowd of players.
6 min...TFC Convey on give and go into right side of PU box has sliding PU Parke clear ball for throw-in.
6 min...TFC Richter long throw-in from right cornerflag has goalie only partially punch ball on left post and PU defender checks TFC Osorio off ball on edge of box on right.
7 min...PU Parke at 7 yards heads away cross from 18 yards along left end line sent in by TFC Earnshaw.
8 min...TFC Earnshaw is fed through ball pass on right from TFC Osorio and his 10 yard shot is into side webbing of net.
10 min...TFC Earnshaw low cross through PU box from 20 yards along right end line has TFC Convey on left center ball and TFC Silva has ball checked off him at 3 yards by sliding defender.
12 min...PU Kleberson is injured away from play at PU 40 yards.
14 min...PU Le Toux is injured on PU long goal kick at TFC 20 yards.
15 min...PU sub...Daniel replaces still injured Kleberson who had not returned to game.
18 min...TFC Osorio and TFC Richter work out pass plays up right and TFC Richter crosses well over box near right end line. TFC O'Dea recovers defender's clearance at 25 yards on left and rolls ball forward for TFC Laba who touches centering pass to TFC Osorio at 12 yards who rolls ball wide left of net.
19 min...PU Le Toux blasts 20 yarder from left over goalie but ball hits top of cross bar near left post and deflects over net.
20 min...PU goalie smothers ball at 15 yards off deflection of TFC Henry kick at center line.
21 min...PU Daniel 45 yard freekick from right is headed away on edge of box by TFC O'Dea.
23 min...PU Daniel 25 yard shot from left is blocked by TFC Caldwell. PU Daniel rebound is also blocked.
24 min...PU YELLOW card...Carroll earns it for pulling down TFC Hall at TFC 40 yard line.
25 min...TFC O'Dea 40 yard freekick down middle has goalie come out to near edge of box to try and grab ball and then kick it away. The ball is kicked into the PU net but no goal is awarded.
25 min...PU YELLOW card...goalie earns it for punch up.
.........TFC YELLOW card...Henry earns it for punch up. TFC Henry had blocked the goalie from punting the ball upfield.
28 min...TFC Hall low cross from right is unplayed through the PU box.
29 min...TFC goalie catches PU McInerney chipped cross from 30 yards on right in front of charging PU Le Toux.
31 min...TFC Convey cross from 25 yards is high and misses players and is out for PU throw-in.
33 min...TFC Osorio is tapped pass by TFC Convey and his 18 yard shot on right is tipped over net off PU Parke for cornerkick.
33 min...TFC Convey cornerkick from right has goalie wide right of net punch ball over end line.
34 min...TFC Convey cornerkick from right has PU goalie punch ball out of box to right. TFC Convey recross from right from 22 yards has defender kick ball out of box. TFC Richter chip shot from 18 yards has goalie palm ball to wide right of net.
35 min...TFC Convey cornerkick from right is headed across box from right by TFC Henry. TFC Silva hooks ball overhead from left and defender pops up ball on header then TFC Richter rolls ball wide right of net from 7 yards. PU Williams is injured in box on play.
36 min...TFC Osorio rolls ball through from 30 yards and goalie beats TFC Earnshaw to pick up ball at 12 yards.
37 min...PU Gaddis long run on left cuts to middle but shoots well high and right from 35 yards.
39 min...TFC RED card...Doneil Henry earns his second Yellow card for tripping up PU Danny Cruz just outside the TFC box on right as he runs to middle from right wing. Henry was also the last man back. Cruz is injured and needs the trainer.
42 min...(play resumes)...PU Williams 22 yard freekick from right is low and into player wall.
43 min...TFC Earnshaw long run down left wing from center line and wins cornerkick.
43 min...TFC Silva cornerkick from left is high and partially cleared on right side of box. PU goalie catches cross by TFC Caldwell from 22 yards on right.
45 min...TFC Hall 30 yard shot down middle after long run is just over of net.
46 min...TFC Caldwell 60 yard freekick down middle is headed away just inside right side of box by PU Parke.
47 min...TFC Osorio cross from 25 yards near right sideline has TFC Earnshaw miss 12 yard bicycle kick down middle.
48 min...half ends 6:57pm.

Halftime Entertainment:...A Tim Horton Timbits game between children from the Royal York Football Club took place for less than three minutes in the center circle after waiting 10 minutes before coming on to the field. Every kid was chasing the ball. At what age do kids learn positional play?

2nd Half:...starts 7:13pm.
halftime sub:...TFC Morgan replaces Silva.
45 min...PU Williams long throw-in from right has TFC O'Dea head ball away from inside box.
46 min...PU Le Toux is injured at TFC 40 yard line.
50 min...PU Le Toux 40 yard freekick from left side line has TFC Hall on edge of box kick ball away.
51 min...TFC Convey 45 yard freekick from right has TFC O'Dea head 15 yarder from left that bounces to goalie.
52 min...PU Daniel cross from 25 yards on left has TFC Caldwell head ball away at 10 yards in middle.
52 min...PU Daniel cross from 20 yards near left end line has TFC Osorio head ball away from box.
53 min...TFC Convey 20 yard shot on right deflects off PU Parke for cornerkick on right.
54 min...TFC Convey cornerkick from right is whistled down after ball is over head of TFC player and bounces out left side of box.
55 min...TFC Morgan high chip from 30 yards on the left has TFC Earnshaw one-time 8 yard cross deflect off PU Parke for cornerkick on right.
55 min...TFC Convey cornerkick from right has goalie catch.
56 min...PU Farfan passes ball from 22 yards on left into box and PU Le Toux rolls pass across box but TFC O'Dea clears. PU Richter eventually chips ball in from 28 yards on right and TFC Richter heads ball away from 12 yards in box.
59 min...PU sub...Casey replaces Le Toux.
60 min...TFC sub...Brockie replaces Earnshaw.
60 min...TFC Convey 40 yard freekick from right has TFC Caldwell on left jump and head 10 yarder that lands on top of net.
61 min...TFC Laba injured on check by PU Carroll at TFC 45 yards and wins freekick.
63 min...PU Cruz short cross from 18 yards on right after long build up has TFC Morgan clear ball from box.
64 min...PU goalie out of box down middle to clear ball away from charging TFC Brockie.
65 min...TFC Jonathan Osorio GOAL...TFC Ryan Richter recovers his own short throw-in from PU 40 yard line and gives short pass to TFC Jeremy Hall who quickly sends ball up right wing. TFC Jeremy Brockie rushes in to get to ball and cross from 20 yards along end line from right and has charging Osorio even with PU Sheanon Williams fly forward from 6 yards to head ball from even with left post into right side of net past goalie Zac MacMath.
66 min...PU Casey short pass has PU player blast 30 yard shot down middle that's deflected wide for cornerkick.
66 min...PU player's cornerkick from left has PU Casey flick header from 8 yards on left over net.
68 min...PU Farfan 25 yard shot from left is high and wide right of goal.
68 min...a hard rain starts to fall.
70 min...PU sub...Hoppenot replaces Farfan.
71 min...PU goalie slides wide left of goal to smother through ball to beat TFC Convey.
72 min...the rain has stopped.
73 min...PU Daniel cuts to middle and his 30 yard shot is well high and left of goal.
74 min...TFC Brockie wins freekick on edge of PU box when bumped by PU Parke while waiting to play long freekick.
75 min...TFC O'Dea freekick from 22 yards has goalie punch ball away.
76 min...TFC YELLOW card...Laba earns it for tackle on PU Cruz at PU 30 yards to prevent breakout.
76 min...it's raining again.
78 min...PU Casey charges into TFC box to get to long 45 yard chip into box and heads ball across at 10 yards and TFC Morgan beats PU McInerney to head ball back to goalie at 6 yards.
81 min...PU Daniel freekick from TFC 45 yards on left is sent down left line and charging PU Carroll gets to it at TFC 10 yards and low 25 yard cross that goalie catches on bounce.
82 min...TFC Osorio concedes throw-in by blasting ball at TFC 30 yards near right sideline over the East stands and out of the stadium! That draws a big cheer.
83 min...rain has stopped again.
83 min...PU YELLOW card...Parke earns it for sliding tackle on charging TFC Laba at PU 35 yard line.
85 min...TFC sub...Koevermans replaces Brockie.
85 min...TFC Convey 40 yard freekick from right has goalie dive forward to catch ball.
86 min...PU goalie long freekick from box bounces downfield and TFC goalie beats PU Carroll to grab it.
86 min...PU Hoppenot chips 35 yarder from left that TFC O'Dea heads away from 12 yards in middle of box.
87 min...PU Okugo long chip from 45 yards on right has charging PU Casey pop up header and TFC O'Dea kicks ball away from 10 yards.
88 min...PU Casey taps ball forward from 20 yards and charging PU Cruz has shot attempt blocked by sliding TFC O'Dea at 8 yards on left.
89 min...PU Williams long throw-in from 30 yard line on right has PU Parke flick header on edge of box and TFC Caldwell heads away at 6 yards.
90 min...PU Jack McInerney GOAL...PU Williams long throw-in from left has leaping TFC Jeremy Hall head from 8 yards on left across box and McInerney stops it at 15 yards on right shoots low shot through defenders into left corner of net without deflection with goalie Joe Bendik on right side of net.
91 min...TFC Laba gets quick freekick at 30 yard on right and after eluding defender gets away clear 20 yard shot from right that goalie bats down and picks up.
92 min...PU Cruz on right lofts 45 yard chip that PU Conor heads from 20 yards over net but play is flagged offside.
93 min...TFC Hall cross from 35 yards on right is well wide left for goalkick.
95 min...PU Daniel 30 yard freekick from right has TFC O'Dea at 10 yards head ball for cornerkick.
95 min...PU Williams cornerkick from right has defender partially clear at 4 yards. PU McInernney whiffs on midair kick at 15 yards down middle and TFC Kovermans boots ball away.
95:37 min...game ends 8:03pm.

Final Score:...Toronto FC..........1.......Philadelphia Union.......1.......

Attendance was announced as 19221. The corners of the stadium were full which meant a large walk up crowd but many of the more expensive seats on the opposite side of the field were empty which means many of the season ticket holders didn't show up. There was a threat of thunderstorms and up to 25mm of rain forecast for today first announced in the middle of the week which may have kept people away. Yeahhhh or the TFC record over the last year has worn out a lot of people's patience. The rain started, stopped, and restarted throughout the second half although there were even periods of sunshine.

Man of the Match (who is always a TFC player) was announced as Jonathan Osorio. I'd agree with that as besides scoring the TFC goal he had a lot of good runs and passes. Before the game injured-again goalie Stefan Frei was announced as the Esquire (watch company) Player of the Month for May for his community service including buying season tickets to donate to charity. Esquire awards are often given to injured players who have a lot of time on their hands.

TFC actually played a great game today and deserved the applause they received at the end of the game. They were down to ten men from the 39 minute mark of the first half. They continued to outplay the Union for most of the game. Defender Darren O'Dea made more saves on his slides and key headers then goalie Joe Bendik had to save. The Union didn't look threatening for most of the game until they overloaded the left wing and sent in some crosses until the last 15 minutes.

TFC made a sub in halftime putting in Ashtone Morgan for Luis Silva. Defender Morgan was necessary after having Doneil Henry sent off near the end of the first half. I was expecting that TFC would go into a defensive shell by taking off a scoring threat.

Danny Koevermans was subbed on at 85 minutes for Jeremy Brockie who'd only come on at 60 minutes. While a forward-for-forward swap is not unusual, I expected that with a slim lead to protect the sub would have been loading in another defender to helf the team hang on especially with the team's notorious record of giving up leads in the last minute. I felt the team was cornered by teasing for weeks that Koevermans would be back in action for the first time in eleven months then saying earlier this weak that he'd injured his other knee then the day before announcing that he was available to play. With the team not having another home game until June 29th it would be another long delay for fans to see him in person. He drew a great cheer when he came on but only had a few harmless touches.

TFC one again can't hold on to a lead. That includes a 1-1 tie against the Union April 13th when TFC gave up a 93rd minute goal to Jack McInerney soon after a set piece when TFC was also playing a man down. TFC now haven't won a league game in their last eleven.

Tomorrow's game between Chicago and DC United could push TFC further down the table. TFC's next game is on the road in two weeks against DC United who have also only won one game this season with less ties than TFC.

The Osorio goal was well taken and should hopefully replace the endless replays of Robert Earnshaw scoring early in the season and doing his front flip to celebrate.

Jonathan Osorio, Doneil Henry, Ashtone Morgan, and Kyle Bekker played for the Canadian National team on Tuesday in Edmonton against Costa Rica. Darren O'Dea was away midweek for Ireland but was left on the bench in their game against England.

Jack McInerney scored for the 10th time this season in MLS and is the leading goalscorer in the league. The PA announcer mispronounced his name in both the team introduction and announcing his goal. The guy should have done his homework looking over the MLS game guide. it's: "Jack Mac-IN-ern-ee".

Today was the first time in seven years that I didn't see game day programs on sale. I found this year's programs very repetitive and it won't be a big loss to me if there won't be any more published.

Union goalie Zac MacMath wore a kit that looked very similar to the TFC 2012 uniforms including the shoulder stripe. It was almost the same shade of red as TFC so close play in the Union box was confusing to watch.

Stefan Frei's picture was on today's ticket continuing a jinx this season. His recent injury had him bumped as back up goalie for teenager Quillan Roberts. Frei has not played a minute in an MLS first-league game this season.

Rocket Robin

Major Events

Scoring Summary
TOR 66' Jonathan Osorio (Jeremy Brockie, Jeremy Hall) 
PHI 91' Jack McInerney  

Misconduct Summary
PHI 25' Brian Carroll    Foul      YELLOW
TOR 27' Doneil Henry     Foul      YELLOW
PHI 27' Zac MacMath      Argument  YELLOW
TOR 41' Doneil Henry     Foul      2ND YELLOW EJECTION
TOR 77' Matías Laba      Foul      YELLOW
PHI 84' Jeff Parke       Foul      YELLOW



Match Info
Referee: Geoff Gamble
Attendance: 19221

Toronto FC               Philadelphia Union
 11    Attempts on Goal        9 
  4    Shots on Target         2 
  4    Shots off Target        4 
  3    Blocked Shots           3 
  7    Corner Kicks            2 
 14    Fouls                  16 
 20    Open Play Crosses      10 
  2    Offsides                3 
  1    First Yellow Cards      3 
  1    Second Yellow Cards     0 
  1    Red Cards               0 
 41    Duels Won              42 
 49%   Duels Won %            50% 
327    Total Pass            374 
 77%   Passing Accuracy %     79% 
 47.5% Possession             52.5% 


Toronto FC – Joe Bendik; 
Ryan Richter, Steven Caldwell, Doneil Henry, Darren O’Dea ©; 
Jonathan Osorio,  Jeremy Hall, Matias Laba, Bobby Convey; 
Luis Silva (Ashtone Morgan 45’), Robert Earnshaw (Jeremy Brockie 61’) ( Danny Koevermans 86’)

Substitutes not used: Quillan Roberts, Gale Agbossoumonde, Reggie Lambe 

Philadelphia Union – Zac MacMath;
Sheanon Williams, Jeff Parke, Amobi Okugo, Raymon Gaddis;
Brian Carroll ©, Danny Cruz, Michael Farfan (Antoine Hoppenot 71’), Jose Klberson (Keon Daniel 15’); 
Sebastien Le Toux (Conor Casey 60’), Jack McInerney

Subsitutes Not Used: Chris Konopka, Matt Kassel, Chris Albright, Leo Fernandes

TFC starters

Union starters

TFC Luis Silva (11) and Robert Earnshaw (10) wait to start the game.

TFC Ryan Richter gets away on right sideline.

players wait for TFC cornerkick.

Union Keon Daniel sends this freekick into the TFC player wall.

Union Jack McInerney (9) and Sebastien Le Toux (11) kick off the second half.

Union Sheanon Williams (25) takes a long throw-in.

TFC Danny Koevermans (14) is into game.

TFC Danny Koevermans (14) is kept away from ball by Union Jeff Parke (31) as it rolls for goalkick.

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