Result of the Friday August 30th, 2013 MLS game between Toronto FC and New England Revolution played at BMO Field in Toronto at 7:00pm.

Toronto FC (all red, white names and numbers)

.....................12 Joseph Bendik
27 Richard Eckersley...13 Steven Caldwell (cpt)...4 Doneil Henry...5 Ashtone Morgan
19 Reggie Lambe...21 Jonathan Osorio...25 Jeremy Hall...15 Bobby Convey
...........32 Andrew Wiedeman...10 Robert Earnshaw

Subs:...24 Stefan Frei (gk)...3 Jonas Elmer (def)...6 Gale Agbossoumonde (def)...16 Daryl Russell (def)...17 Justin Braun (fwd)
...23 Alvaro Rey (mid)...37 Maximililiano Urruti (fwd)
team official:...head coach Ryan Nelsen

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

....................1 Matt Reis
2 Andrew Farrell...5 A J Soares...23 Jose Goncalves (cpt)...8 Chris Tierney
6 Scott Caldwell...11 Kelyn Rowe...24 Lee Nguyen...14 Diego Fagundez
............9 Chad Barrett...10 Juan Agudelo

Subs:...22 Bobby Shuttleworth (gk)...12 Andy Dorman (mid)...15 Stephen McCarthy (def)...25 Darrius Barnes (def)...39 Saer Sene (mid)
...92 Dimitry Imbongo (fwd)...99 Charlie Davies (fwd)
team official:...head coach Jay Heaps

Game officials:...referee Fotis Bazakos...referee's assistants Philippe Briere and Scott Kachmarik...fourth official Ted Unkel
...(neon yellow shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st Half:...game starts 8:08pm...TFC defends north end on this warm evening with a light rain that just started before game time.
1 min 35 sec...Revolution Diego Fagundez GOAL...NE Kelyn Rowe eludes two defenders on run from 45 yards on right towards middle and takes 15 yard shot from right that hits TFC Richard Eckersley who's facing goal at 8 yards and Rowe centers rebound from 6 yards on right across box past goalie Joe Bendik for Fagundez to send in 5 yard sidefoot shot from left into center of open net.
5 min...NE Tierney rolls pass forward on left from 35 yards to NE Rowe who drops pass for NE Fagundez and he takes 15 yard shot from left that diving goalie pushes wide right of net.
5 min...NE player's cornerkick from right is rolled out to NE Nguyen who crosses 25 yarder from right that TFC Wiedeman pop up header from 8 yards on left. NE Goncalves rolls ball back from 10 yards on left and NE Rowe cuts over to center along 22 yard line and off balance shot is high and wide right of net.
7 min...TFC Earnshaw cross from left through 6 yard box unplayed but TFC Eckersley wins throw-in when NE Fagundez pokes ball away before he can get in cross on right sideline.
8 min...TFC Hall takes long throw-in from right that TFC player heads from 8 yards on right back to Hall and his cross from 22 yards is caught by leaping goalie on left post.
8 min...TFC Morgan 35 yard chip from left is over players in box and caught by goalie.
11 min...NE Nguyen upfield pass from 45 yards is just a step ahead of charging NE Agudelo on edge of box.
13 min...TFC Earnshaw spins and rolls 22 yard shot up middle and just wide right after TFC Lambe rolls pass from 30 yards on right.
14 min...TFC Wiedeman suffers head injury when bumped by NE Soares in the back jumping for header at NE 40 yards.
15 min...TFC Eckersley 45 yard freekick from left is caught and dropped by goalie on left post when TFC Henry bumps into him. Referee awards NE a freekick.
18 min...NE Farrell throw-in from right has NE Barrett cross from 15 yards from right near end line deflects off TFC Hall for cornerkick.
18 min...NE player's cornerkick from right has TFC Eckersley head ball away and NE Nguyen rolls pass from 25 yards in middle to right but it starts TFC Earnshaw on fast breakout although NE Nguyen bumps him over on sideline at NE 40 yards.
19 min...TFC Eckersley 45 yard freekick from left is caught by goalie over crowd of players at 6 yards.
22 min...TFC Convey cornerkick from right has ball headed up at 6 yards and lands up middle outside of box and NE clears ball.
23 min...NE Agudelo on one man rush eludes TFC Caldwell at 35 yards and then is bumped off ball by TFC Henry on left side of box.
24 min...TFC Eckersley 55 yard freekick from right has defender head ball away from 10 yards.
26 min...TFC Morgan rush on left and cross through box which NE player whiffs on clearance at 10 yards and ball rolls to edge of box. TFC Convey is checked off ball by NE Tierney on edge of box down middle.
28 min...TFC Eckersley wins cornerkick after getting back his throw-in and having his cross from right deflect off defender.
28 min...TFC Convey cornerkick from right has defender on left head ball out left side of box.
29 min...NE YELLOW card...Nguyen earns it for pushing over TFC Osorio at NE 45 yard line.
30 min...NE defender heads away TFC Convey 55 yard freekick from right at 15 yards.
32 min...TFC Morgan rush on left and cross from 35 yards has TFC Earnshaw nod 18 yarder down middle wide right of net.
32 min...TFC Henry is injured at TFC 30 yard line.
.........NE Agudelo is injured at TFC 30 yard line in collision of heads as both jump for ball.
35 min...NE Rowe receives throw-in from left from NE Caldwell and runs towards center of field and low 30 yard shot up middle is just wide left of net.
37 min...TFC Osorio cross from 33 yards on right is over box and bounces for throw-in.
38 min...TFC Earnshaw is checked off ball on pokecheck by NE Soares on left side of box.
38 min...TFC Wiedeman cross from 35 yards on right has NE Soares dive forward at 12 yards to head ball out of box.
39 min...TFC Wiedeman low cross from 30 yards on right has NE Soares shank clearance at 10 yards in NE box for cornerkick on right.
39 min...TFC Convey cornerkick from right has NE defender near right post head away. TFC Eckersley blasts 22 yard shot from right well over net.
40 min...TFC Earnshaw on give and go with TFC Wiedeman has NE Soares surrender cornerkick when Earnshaw rolls pass from 15 yards into center of box.
40 min...TFC Osorio cornerkick from left has defender clear near left post clear. TFC Eckersley chips 40 yarder up middle over players and its caught by goalie.
41 min...NE Agudelo is injured at TFC 25 yards.
43 min...TFC Wiedeman 50 yard cross from left bends to bounce to goalie.
44 min...TFC Osorio pushes pass forward to TFC Morgan who has NE Farrell block his cross from 15 yards on far left for cornerkick.
45 min...TFC Osorio cornerkick from left has goalie not able to hold on to ball and TFC Henry backheels from 7 yards and NE defenders on left side of box boot ball away for throw-in.
45 min...TFC Wiedeman cross from 28 yards on left has defender leap to head away at 7 yards in middle. TFC player at 10 yards on left taps over pass and TFC Wiedeman shoots low from 15 yards and shot is blocked by defender at 7 yards.
47 min...TFC Andrew Wiedeman GOAL...TFC Richard Eckersley high freekick from 55 yards on right has defender in crowd of players head down at 12 yards in middle. NE Chris Tierney has clearance attempt partially blocked by arm of TFC Steven Caldwell. TFC Jonathan Osorio blasts low shot from 18 yards that hits NE Andrew Farrell at 7 yards and TFC Doneil Henry recovers at 10 yards in middle and rolls pass to Wiedeman who turns and shoots 7 yarder from left into right side of net past goalie Matt Reis who was guarding center of net.
48 min...half ends 7:56pm.

Halftime Entertainment:...There was a mini game with kids from the Etobicoke Youth soccer club. A three minute game between kids in the center circle. All kids were probably under age seven. There was no holding their positions except for the goalies with all the kids chasing the ball.

2nd Half:...half starts 8:12pm. A light rain is falling.
47 min...TFC Lambe gets away rolled pass from left edge of box to TFC Wiedeman who shoots low and wide left while falling at 12 yards.
49 min...NE goalie picks up ball on end line that TFC Convey had pushed pass too far forward on right.
50 min...NE Tierney 35 yard freekick from right has goalie punch ball away that hits NE Fagundez at 10 yards on left but deflect wide for goalkick.
50 min...TFC Wiedeman is whistled down for trying to bump NE Goncalves off ball after rushing for long TFC goalkick that bounced into NE box.
51 min...TFC Earnshaw long run and cross from right has TFC Lambe on left nod header off defender at 15 yards for cornerkick.
52 min...TFC player's cornerkick from left has NE Agudelo head ball away from inside box.
53 min...NE YELLOW card...Fagundez earns it for knock down of TFC Morgan on run at NE 25 yards on left.
53 min...TFC Osoario 30 yard freekick from left has play whistled down in box for foul.
56 min...NE Nguyen ends NE pressure with 28 yard cross from left that goalie bats down and picks up.
58 min...NE sub...Imbongo replaces Barrett.
58 min...TFC Eckersley 55 yard freekick from left has goalie leap over players to punch ball away.
58 min...NE Rowe rolls cross from 20 yards on right that NE Agudelo reaches foot back for ball at 5 yards but pushes ball over end line wide right.
59 min...TFC Henry and NE Agudelo are injured in collision near center line. Agudelo pushed Henry over. Henry holds back TFC Morgan from retaliating.
61 min...TFC Convey 45 yard freekick from left has goalie catch ball at 6 yards on left.
63 min...TFC Eckersley 55 yard freekick from left has TFC Caldwell twist header forward from 18 yards and defender at 10 yards clears from box.
64 min...TFC Lambe rolls cross from 20 yards from left aht NE defender clears from inside 6 yard box.
65 min...TFC Eckersley 25 yard cross from right is over players in box.
66 min...TFC Caldwell slides at 8 yards in middle to clear charging NE Tierney low cross from left edge of box.
67 min...TFC Eckersley 55 yard freekick from left has NE player clear from 10 yards.
67 min...TFC YELLOW card...Caldwell earns it for bump on player breaking out at NE 25 yards.
70 min...NE Farrell throw-in from right is cleared in TFC box by TFC defender on right side of box.
72 min...TFC Eckersley 45 yard freekick down middle has leaping NE Goncalves head ball away from 12 yards and TFC Osorio checked off ball on edge of box before he could get away shot.
73 min...NE Imbongo cross from 25 yards on left has TFC Morgan head out of box from 12 yards in middle.
73 min...NE YELLOW card...Caldwell earns it for knock down on TFC Convey at NE 50 yards.
74 min...TFC Eckersley 50 yard freekick down middle is headed away by NE Goncalves at 12 yards.
74 min...TFC YELLOW card...Morgan earns it for knock down of NE Agudelo at NE 45 yard line.
75 min...NE Soares 60 yard freekick has ball deflect from 25 yards on right to TFC goalie for easy pick up.
77 min...TFC sub...Urruti replaces Earnshaw.
.........NE sub...Sene replaces Agudelo.
78 min...NE Sene checked off ball by TFC Caldwell just inside left side of TFC box.
79 min...TFC Convey gets his throw-in tapped back to him him by TFC Urruti on right and he crosses from 30 yards over box for goalkick.
80 min...TFC Wiedeman on rush at 50 yards on left pushes ball too far forward on pass to middle for goalie to grab.
81 min...TFC Imbongo is checked off ball just inside left side of box by TFC Henry.
82 min...NE Farrell cross from 30 yards on right is over head of NE Imbongo as he tangles with TFC Eckersley pulling him down at 6 yards on left.
84 min...TFC Convey rolls pass from 25 yards in middle over to TFC Lambe and he takes 18 yard shot from left that's well over net.
84 min...TFC YELLOW card...Henry earns it for holding NE Imbongo on run down right sideline.
85 min...NE Nguyen 45 yard freekick from right has TFC Morgan pop up header at 12 yards on left and TFC Convey clear from edge of box.
86 min...NE YELLOW card...Imbongo earns it for pulling down TFC Eckersley at NE 40 yard line near right sideline.
86 min...TFC sub...Rey replaces Lambe.
87 min...TFC Convey 50 yard freekick from right has TFC Caldwell with back to net head ball into net from 10 yards but the goal is called back for his pushing off on NE Goncalves while they jumped for ball.
88 min...TFC Urruti can't win cornerkick on right as NE Goncalves shields ball over end line on right.
88 min...NE sub...Davies replaces Fagundez.
89 min...NE Rowe fires 30 yarder down middle well over net.
91 min...TFC Caldwell nutmegs defender and sends low cross from 22 yards on far right that charging defender in middle clears at 15 yards in middle to prevent TFC Osorio from getting shot.
92 min...NE Davies can't win cornerkick as TFC Morgan pushes him over near right end line.
92 min...TFC Convey low 22 yarder from right is just wide right of net.
93 min...TFC Rey rushes on left to just inside NE box and his low cross deflects off NE Soares at 10 yards on left across box for NE Goncalves to run ball out.
93 min...NE Imbongo can't elude TFC Eckersley to get away shot on left and pushes ball over line for goalkick.
94 min...game ends 9:01pm.

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

Attendance was announced as 18623. Tonight's game included free admission to the Canadian National Exhibition (their only home game for the length of the fair). The stands were very slow to fill in tonight with all the extra parking and crowd problems.

Man of the Match (who is always a TFC player) was announced as Andrew Wiedeman. He was the goal scorer for TFC tonight so I would say that's a good choice. He scored the winner in the Columbus Crew game on July 27th although tonight it wasn't raining anywhere near the downpour we had at the end of that game. The worst of the rain happened soon after the game ended and fans fled to the buildings that were still open on the CNE grounds.

We fans were sure that TFC had a winning goal at 87 minutes but the goal was called back. Was it offside? A handball? I had to wait until I got home to hear it was called back because Steven Caldwell had pushed down on a Revs defender while leaping for the ball to head it into the net as he faced away from goal.

Revs got off to a quick start with a goal in the 2nd minute. There was no reason to believe that Revs would not score five goals like their game last week against Philadelphia. Instead they didn't really threaten for most of the game. Revs also own the stingiest defence in the league having only surrendering 24 goals in 25 games up until tonight.

The Revs have never won in Toronto. There record after tonight is 0 wins, 5 ties, and 2 losses all time in this city. This was the rubber match in the season series with TFC losing then winning in their two games in Foxborough Massachusetts.

Revs forward Juan Agudelo will leave the Revs at the end of the MLS season to join Stoke City of the English Premier League. Tonight he was the player being injured the most often in this rough game.

Revs goalie Matt Reis caught most of the crosses sent into the box hanging onto the wet ball.

TFC start another streak as 'undefeated in two games' (both ties) although now at least their publicity department has stopped talking about qualifying for the playoffs.

TFC newest big signing Maximiliano Urruti made his home debut and came in as a sub at 77 minutes earning huge applause from the fans but wasn't a factor in this game maybe winning a cornerkick. Jeremy Brockie has now left TFC after last week's game as his loan spell from the Wellington Phoenix of the A-League (Australian) just ended. Urruti has fitted into his slot and that continues keeping 2012 first round draft picks Kyle Bekker and Emery Welshman off even the subs bench.

The game was rough with Revs picking up four Yellow cards while TFC earned three from referee Fotis Bazakos. He held back from issueing any second Yellows as one card didn't always change their playing style.

TFC Richard Eckersley has been allowed more runs down the wing and to take more of the long freekicks since the season started. Fellow defenders Ashton Morgan also got some long runs in on the opposite wing.

stats from MLSsoccer.com

Major Events

Scoring Summary 

2'      NE    Diego Fagundez    (Kelyn Rowe)
45'+2'  TOR   Andrew Wiedeman   (Doneil Henry)
30'  NE   Lee Nguyen             Persistent Infringement 
54'  NE   Diego Fagundez         Foul 
68'  TOR  Steven Caldwell        Foul 
74'  NE   Scott Caldwell         Foul 
75'  TOR  Ashtone Morgan         Foul 
86'  TOR  Doneil Henry           Foul 
87'  NE   Dimitry Imbongo Boele  Foul 



Match Stats

Toronto FC                     New England Revolution
   11         Shots                   7 
    1         Shots On Goal           2 
   12         Fouls                  16 
    6         Corner Kicks            2 
    3         Offsides                1 
   51.1%      Time of Possession     48.9% 
    3         Yellow Card             4 
    0         Red Cards               0 
    1         Saves                   0 

Toronto FC – Joe Bendik; 
Richard Eckersley, Steven Caldwell ©, Doneil Henry, Ashtone Morgan; 
Reggie Lambe (Alvaro Rey 87’), Jonathan Osorio, Jeremy Hall, Bobby Convey; 
Andrew Wiedeman, Robert Earnshaw (Maximiliano Urruti 78’)

Substitutes not used: Stefan Frei, Gale Agbossoumonde, Jonas Elmer, Darel Russell, Justin Braun

New England Revolution – Matt Reis; 
Andrew Farrell, Jose Goncalves ©, A.J. Soares, Chris Tierney; 
Diego Fagundez (Charlie Davies 89’), Scott Caldwell, Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe, Chad Barrett (Dimitry Imbongo 59’); 
Juan Agudelo (Saer Sene 78’)

Subsitutes Not Used: Bobby Shuttleworth, Andry Dorman, Stephen McCarthy, Darrius Barnes

Main Fotis Bazakos     
Lineman 1 Phill Briere     
Lineman 2 Scott Kachmarik     
Fourth official Ted Unkel 

TFC starters

Revs starters

TFC Andrew Wiedeman (32) and Robert Earnshaw (10) take opening kickoff.

TFC Jonathan Osorio (21) on rush.

Revs Andrew Farrell (2) on rush.

Revs Kelyn Rowe (11) kicks ball and leaping TFC Jeremy Hall (25) tries to block.

TFC Bobby Convey (15) dribbles to center line.

Revs Kelyn Rowe (11) and Scott Caldwell (6) take second half kickoff.

TFC Bobby Convey (15) takes freekick.

TFC Richard Eckersley (27) decides on options.

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