Result and details of the Saturday June 18, 2016 MLS game between Toronto FC and Los Angeles Galaxy
played at BMO Field in Toronto at 7:30pm.

.......................... ...............

Toronto FC (all red, white names and numbers)

.................1 Clint Irwin
33 Steven Beitashour...15 Eriq Zavaleta...3 Drew Moor...2 Justin Morrow
..........18 Marky Delgado...8 Benoit Cheyrou (cpt)...21 Jonathan Osorio
.......9 Tsubasa Endoh...10 Sebastian Giovinco...22 Jordan Hamilton

Subs:...25 Alex Bono (gk)...6 Nick Hagglund (def)...7 Will Johnson (mid)...11 Mo Babouli (fwd)
...14 Jay Chapman (mid)...23 Josh Williams (def)...24 Damien Perquis (def)
team officials:...head coach Greg Vanney

Los Angeles Galaxy (all white, navy names and numbers, yellow trim)

..................12 Brian Rowe
20 AJ De La Garza...44 Daniel Steres...37 Jelle Van Damme...3 Ashley Cole
6 Baggio Husidic...34 Nigel de Jong (cpt)...21 Jeff Larentowicz...18 Mike Magee
..............9 Alan Gordon...17 Sebastian Lletget

Subs:...31 Clement Diop (gk)...5 Jose Villarreal (fwd)...22 Leonardo (def)...24 Emmanuel Boateng (fwd)
25 Rafael Garcia (mid)...27 David Romney (def)
team officials:...head coach Bruce Arena

Game officials:...referee Ricardo Salazar...referee's assistants Adam Garner and Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho
...fourth official Geoff Gamble...(yellow shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st starts 7:41pm...TFC defends south end on this hot and humid evening with a hazy sun in the north west.
2 min...TFC Hamilton on run down left from 50 yard line pushes ball over end line.
3 min...TFC Zavaleta and LAG Gordon jump for cross from 30 yards on right sent in by LAG Husidic and Gordon pops up 10 yard header wide left.
3 min...LAG Lletget chips ball from 25 yards and LAG Magee pops up header from 10 yards on left and goalie catches at 2 yards under bar behind crowd of players.
4 min...TFC Moor makes two defensive headers on crosses from left and then right sides.
5 min...TFC Cheyrou 55 yard chip down middle bounces down middle but too far in front of TFC Giovinco so goalie is able to make grab.
5 min...LAG Gordon cross from 35 yards on left has leaping LAG Lletget pop header as he's squeezed between two defenders at 8 yards in middle and third defender heads away.
6 min...TFC Giovinco low shot up middle between players from 30 yards bounces wide left of goal.
7 min...TFC Giovinco cross to left sideline for charging TFC Morrow and Morrow from 15 yards on left end line crosses back for TFC Giovinco at 15 yards on right end line for chip that goalie catches on right post.
11 min...TFC Delgado long run up right and cross from 35 yards has LAG Steres kick ball from 20 yards in front of TFC Giovinco in middle out for throw-in.
11 min...TFC Beitashour low cross from 30 yards on right has defender clear just inside box and TFC Endoh cross from 25 yards on right has LAG Steres duck to head ball away from 7 yards in middle.
12 min...LAG Van Damme checks TFC Giovinco on edge of LAG box after his run on left and cutting to middle.
13 min...TFC Giovinco freekick from 23 yards up middle is low and blasted into player wall.
15 min...LAG Husidic cross from 25 yards on right is over players and through box between players.
16 min...LAG Gordon cross from near right cornerflag has TFC Zavaleta head ball from 10 yards in middle out left side of box.
18 min...LAG Lletget long run on right and passes from 30 yards into box but TFC Zavaleta intercepts and clears before LAG Gordon can receive ball at 8 yards on left.
18 min...TFC Giovinco cuts to middle from left and low 25 yard shot bounces to goalie.
19 min...LAG Larentowicz passes forward from right to LAG Lletget who has run behind defenders and shoots low and wide left from 12 yards.
21 min...TFC Beitashour cross into box from 25 yards on right has LAG Van Damme head ball away from 10 yards.
21 min...TFC Morrow cross from 25 yards on left is caught by goalie.
22 min...LAG Gordon receives long chip from 40 yards and pops up header at 8 yards in middle that TFC Zavaleta clears.
23 min...LAG Cole cross from 25 yards left near sideline has ducking LAG Gordon not able to redirect header at 6 yards. LAG Husidic rescues ball at 12 yards on right end line and crosses to middle and defender heads away just outside 6 yard box.
23 min...LAG De La Garza cross from 28 yards on right has defender flick head away from middle of box. De La Garza eventually gets ball back on pass to right side and sends in another cross that defenders clear.
26 min...TFC Endoh cornerkick from left has TFC Hamilton at 10 yards on left flick header across box and sliding TFC Zavaleta heads ball wide right from 7 yards in middle.
27 min...LAG Lletget blasts low 25 yarder up middle that diving goalie pushes wide right of post.
27 min...LAG Magee cornerkick from right has TFC goalie at 7 yards in crowd of players punch ball out left side of box.
27 min...LAG YELLOW card...De La Garza earns it for upending TFC Giovinco breaking out on left at LAG 28 yards.
30 min...TFC Giovinco low 28 yarder up middle deflects off LAG Steres at 22 yards for cornerkick on right.
31 min...TFC Giovinco cornerkick from right is partially cleared. TFC Giovinco gets ball back and eventually has his cross cleared near edge of box.
32 min...TFC Giovinco cornerkick from right has LAG Stares head away from middle of box. TFC Delgado blasts 25 yarder down middle well over net.
35 min...TFC Morrow cross from 30 yards on far left is through box unplayed but play called offside.
39 min...TFC Beitashour is injured in collision with LAG Magee at TFC 35 yard line while both jumping or header .
40 min...TFC Hamilton near left cornerflag rolls pass back to TFC Morrow who cuts towards goal and wins cornerkick as his 12 yard shot is deflected by sliding LAG Steres.
41 min...TFC Giovinco cornerkick from left has LAG Cole head ball downward from left post to clear.
42 min...TFC Endoh ends TFC pressure with 18 yard pop up that goalie catches.
42 min...TFC Morrow at 18 yards heads ball back to TFC goalie to end LAG pressure.
46 min...LAG Lletget rushes forward on left and cuts to middle and shoots 28 yarder well wide right of net.
46 min...half ends 8:27pm.

Halftime Entertainment: Tony from Pizza Pizza chose a row to deliver a slice of pizza, Nestle Drumstick giveaway by draw. A skills test for kids dribbling to mini nets then get to takee a piece of TFC merchandise to dress their coach.

2nd Half:...starts 8:43pm.
47 min...LAG Lletget on right spins around and takes 22 yard kick and that diving goalie catches on left side of net.
50 min...TFC Cheyrou finishes TFC pressure with 25 yard blast of partial clearance that goalie palms over net.
51 min...TFC Endoh and TFC Giovinco work out short cornerkick from left and TFC Delgado chips 25 yarder well wide right of net as no TFC player ran into box on that side.
52 min...TFC Cheyrou 45 yard freekick from right has TFC Endoh stop it at 15 yards but defender deflects clearance off him for goalkick.
53 min...TFC Beitashour cross from 30 yards on right has retreating LAG Van Damme at 6 yards in middle of box head away for cornerkick.
54 min...TFC Giovinco cornerkick from right has TFC Moor in middle of box head 12 yarder wide right of post.
54 min...LAG Husidic blasts 35 yarder between players high and wide right of net.
55 min...LAG Magee 40 yard freekick from left has LAG Husidic get foot to and flick 15 yarder wide right for goalkick.
58 min...TFC Beitashour cross from 30 yards on right is well over box.
58 min...TFC Delgado 28 yard shot from right is over net.
59 min...TFC Giovinco run on left with LAG Steres and 10 yard shot is saved by goalie on left post.
59 min...TFC Giovinco cornerkick from left deflects off LAG Cole on left post for another cornerkick.
60 min...TFC Giovinco cornerkick from left has LAG De Jong head away on left side of box.
61 min...TFC goalie punches away chip into box from LAG Lletget from 30 yards at 12 yards over head of LAG Gordon.
61 min...LAG De La Garza wins cornerkick on cross from 25 yards on right that deflects off TFC player.
61 min...LAG Magee cornerkick from right is headed up by LAG Van Damme at 15 yards and TFC players start fast break out.
62 min...TFC Giovinco 30 yard freekick up middle has LAG goalie dive to catch on right post.
64 min...TFC goalie punches away cross through box at 10 yards from LAG Husidic at 25 yards on right then catches LAG Larentowicz's 25 yard deflected shot up middle well wide left of net that popped off defender.
65 min...TFC Giovinco at 30 yards in middle chips pass too far forward at 20 yards for charging TFC Cheyrou and ball bounces out for goalkick.
65 min...TFC sub...Johnson replaces Endoh.
.........LAG sub...Boateng replaces Gordon.
66 min...TFC sub...Babouli replaces Hamilton.
68 min...LAG Magee cornerkick from left has TFC Babouli pop header away.
69 min...TFC Giovinco can't win Penalty kick call rushing into box on slide by LAG De Jong.
70 min...TFC Giovinco shot from 18 yards on left deflects off defender and goalie leaps to catch wide left of net to prevent cornerkick.
73 min...LAG Husidic low cross into box has TFC Moor stop and clear at 7 yards.
75 min...TFC Giovinco cornerkick from right is high and over players in box and LAG Husidic flicks header away on left side.
75 min...TFC Drew Moor GOAL...TFC Benoit Cheyrou cross from 40 yards on left has TFC Eriq Zavaleta at 15 yards on left flick header across box to find Moor. Moor while even with right post at 6 yards heads ball into net off left post. Goalie Brian Rowe flew over to right post
76 min...LAG sub...Villarreal replaces Magee.
78 min...LAG Larentowicz trips over sliding defender in TFC box and ball is cleared.
78 min...TFC Delgado low cross from 25 yards on right is cleared on edge of box.
79 min...LAG goalie charges forward to 18 yards to kick away ball before TFC Giovinco can get to it.
80 min...TFC sub...Hagglund replaces Delgado.
81 min...LAG Husidic cross from 35 yards on right has goalie jump forward to catch at 12 yards.
82 min...LAG sub...Romney replaces Cole.
83 min...LAG De La Garza cross from left has TFC Morrow clear.
84 min...LAG Larentowicz is tapped down ball and blasts 20 yarder in middle well over net.
86 min...LAG Lletget cross from 25 yards on right has TFC Beitashour head ball at 6 yards for cornerkick.
86 min...LAG Vellarreal cornerkick from left has TFC Johnson heads away at 6 yards on left.
87 min...LAG Romney chips cross from 25 yards on left is whistled down in box before LAG Villarreal can make play at 8 yards as he pushed on leaping TFC Moor who headed ball away.
88 min...TFC Babouli chips ball forward from 25 yards down middle and TFC Johnson bumps with LAG De La Garza at 12 yards and can't win Penalty kick.
90 min...LAG De Jong 70 yard chip from left into box defender head away at 15 yards to prevent LAG forwards charging towards ball.
91 min...LAG Villarreal cornerkick from right has goalie in crowd of players punch ball away at 4 yards near right post.
92 ends 9:30pm.

Final Score:.......Toronto FC.........1...........Los Angeles Galaxy............0.............

Attendance was announced as a sellout of 30025. This was certainly a Premium priced game. My ticket said it was $146.00 which is more that twice the price of my Amway Canadian Championship Final game ticket this coming Tuesday. Tuesday night? That's not much rest but I've heard it is because the CFL home opener is this Friday/weekend and the groundscrew needs the extra day to reconfigure the stadium for football. I didn't notice any damage from the Argo pre-season game last week. Vancouver Whitecaps (Tuesday's opponent) is also playing tonight and has to make the flight here.

Galaxy only play in Toronto every second year but with expansion and reshaping the two conferences it's been three years since they were last in town. An absence of their stars happened again like in previous years with David Beckham being away or injured on so many occasions. Tonight Robbie Keane (forward) is away at the Euros playing for Ireland. Gyasi Zardes (midfield) is away at the Copa playing for the USA. I wasn't sure why Steven Gerrard wasn't playing but that disappointed many fans wearing Liverpool jerseys with Gerrard's number. The answer given later was that he was suffering from a hamstring injury and didn't travel with the team but the announcement was only made public one hour before the game.

TFC are still missing injured forward Jozy Altidore and midfielder/captain Michael Bradley was away with the US National team. He will miss at least another week as the USA made the Copa semi-finals. So much for a Premium priced ticket matching a Premium played game.

Tonight Benoit Cheyrou slipped into Bradley's new holding midfielder role and fit in quite nicely at that position and also wore Bradley's captain's armband.

TFC manager Greg Vanney even made a move to protect their lead by subbing in a defender Nick Hagglund for midfielder Marky Delgado at 80 minutes. This didn't result in overcrowding as Justin Morrow formally moved up to the left wing were he had ventured all night anyway.

TFC hadn't won an MLS game in their last four and were slipping in the standings. Tonight was a big win to move up in the weak Eastern Conference. Earlier in the afternoon New York City FC beat leaders Philadelphia Union to keep all playoff contenders close. The Galaxy have now not won in their last five games.

Jordan Hamilton got his first MLS start for TFC but Mo Babouli replaced him at 66 minutes. Neither looked as dangerous as Sebastian Giovinco. Italy has not been missing Giovinco after their manager's snub as they're doing fine at the Euros.

Giovinco was well marked by multiple defenders but still got away some shorts. His freekicks were wasted into player walls at least twice.

TFC defenders made some key blocks and goalie Clint Irwin made some important saves but Galaxy shooting could have been a lot better.

Neither team could win a Penalty kick. Referee Ricardo Salazar gave out only one Yellow card and let the players play on through many of the knockdowns.

Justin Morrow was on today's ticket. He is the first non-designated player on a ticket this season.

There was a moment of silence for victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando Florida. The stadium showed a 'Stand With Orlando' MLS players promo video before the game and a rainbow flag in the supporter's section.

The TFC goalscoring slum had lasted since their May 14th game in MLS play. That meant they hadn't scored in their three previous league games.

stats from
Match Information

Goals and Assists
76' TOR    Drew Moor             Assisted By: Eriq Zavaleta, Benoit Cheyrou 

28' LAG    A.J. DeLaGarza        Reason: Unsporting Behavior 

Toronto FC 
 9 F Tsubasa Endoh     (66')
10 F Sebastian Giovinco 
22 F Jordan Hamilton   (67')
 1 G Clint Irwin 
33 D Steven Beitashour 
15 D Eriq Zavaleta 
 3 D Drew Moor 
 2 D Justin Morrow 
18 M Marco Delgado     (81')
 8 M Benoit Cheyrou 
21 M Jonathan Osorio 

25 G Alex Bono 
24 D Damien Perquis 
23 D Josh Williams 
14 M Jay Chapman 
 6 M Nick Hagglund     (81')
 7 F Will Johnson      (66')
11 F Mo Babouli        (67')

Manager  Greg Vanney  Bruce Arena 

LA Galaxy 
 9 F Alan Gordon         (66')
17 F Sebastian Lletget 
12 G Brian Rowe 
20 D A.J. DeLaGarza 
44 D Daniel Steres 
37 D Jelle Van Damme 
 3 D Ashley Cole         (83')
 6 M Baggio Husidic 
34 M Nigel de Jong 
21 M Jeff Larentowicz 
18 M Mike Magee          (77')

31 G Clément Diop 
22 D Leonardo 
27 D Dave Romney         (83')
25 M Rafael Garcia 
 5 M Jose Villarreal     (77') 
24 F Emmanuel Boateng    (66')

Manager  Bruce Arena 

Referee  Ricardo Salazar 
Assistant Referee  Adam Garner 
Assistant Referee  Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho 
Fourth Official  Geoff Gamble 

Match Information
MLS at BMO Field
Toronto, ON
Attendance 30025
Weather Sunny 
Team Statistics

 15     Shots                 10 
  6     Shots on Target        2 
  5     Shots off Target       5 
  4     Blocked Shots          3 
  9     Corners                5 
 22     Crosses               32 
  2     Offsides               0 
  7     Fouls                  8 
  0     Yellow Cards           1 
  0     Red Cards              0 
353     Total Passes         475 
 74 %   Passing Accuracy      77 % 
 42.4 % Possession            57.6 % 
 32     Duels Won             52 
  6     Tackles Won           14 
  2     Saves                  5 
 32     Clearances            21 

Toronto FC starters

Los Angeles starters

TFC Tsubasa Endoh (9) and Sebastian Giovinco (10) take opening kickoff.

TFC Jordan Hamilton (22) twists header

TFC Sebastian Giovinco (10) takes freekick.

TFC Marky Delgado (18) checks LAG Mike Magee (18) from behind.

LAG Mike Magee's (18) cornerkick is sent in from the right.

LAG Jeff Larentowicz (21) and Mike Magee (18) take second half kickoff.

TFC Benoit Cheyrou (8) runs around LAG Alan Gordon (9).

Ball is popped up in LAG box.

back to TFC 2016 news and results