Saturday June 17, 2017--Toronto FC vs D.C. United (by Rocket Robin).......................... ...............
I've found that I don't have the time to do a game play by play with all the writeups I'm doing
covering other leagues. I will skip the details and maybe do that after the season is over.
Result and details of the Saturday June 17, 2017 MLS game between Toronto FC and D.C. United played at BMO Field at 8:00pm. 59 min...TFC Jozy Altidore GOAL...TFC Michael Bradley from 70 yards in middle sends low pass to TFC Sebastian Giovinco at 45 yards on right. Giovinco passes to Altidore at 25 yards in middle and steps forward and shoots 18 yarder into left side of net past goalie Bill Hamid. 84 min...TFC Jordan Hamilton GOAL...TFC Sebastian Giovinco cornerkick from left has charging Hamilton run across box from right and flick 7 yard header from left into top right corner of net on a tight angle. Final Score:.....Toronto FC......2......D.C. United......0..... Attendance was announced as a sellout tonight at 28,627. The fans ddn't arrve early even though the tickets were printed back in February with a 7:30pm starting date and moved to half hour later just a few weeks ago. The game didn't kick off until 8:15pm. I don't know why as TSN was committed to the 10:00pm game of Vancouver Whitecaps hosting Dallas. The game here didn't end until 10:06pm plus commercials after that so they must have to delay the start or join it in progress with an overflow TSN channel starting it on time. In a pregame ceremony there was a Father's Day celebration with TFC players with children shown on the video board. There was a burned out circuit in the scoreboard which was a distraction for me. There were no Canadian starters in tonight's game. They may be saving them all for the Canadian Championship on Tuesday in Montreal when they'll be mandated to use three Canadian starters. There were four on the bench and the three subs that TFC made brought Raheem Edwards, Jordan Hamilton, and Jonathan Osorio into the game. Hamilton rewarded them by scoring an insurance goal. It was just on Wednesday afternoon when I watched him score the game's only goal for Toronto FC II in a USL game against Orlando City B. It was only TFC II's fifth goal scored all season! Man of the Match (who is always a TFC player) was Michael Bradley. Well it wasn't for his shooting! There was no US National team chipping the Mexican goalie from 40 yards, in fact nothing he put on target in the few shots he took. The Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco pairing was off tonight as their passes to each other were too soon or too late and both had shots blocked. Giovinco's shots must be hard as at least twice a DCU defender was hurt. This was TFC's first use of their three Designated Players together since May 3rd because of injuries, suspensions, and internationals. That won't continue as Bradley's Yellow card means he will miss Friday's home game against New England. Watch him play in the Wednesday Canadian Championship game instead. If Altidore was really injured (he collapsed at least twice on his own) he should have come off sooner. They left hm on and he drew a Yellow card on this third attempt to flatten a DCU player. Victor Vazquez had to turn around and dribble back with Altidore sitting 30 yards upfield well offside. Alex Bono earned the shutout with a few key stops but mostly having to be alert to grab crosses into the box before they got dangerous. DCU's scoring record is now only 10 goals n 15 games. TFC leads the East with the losest amount of goals conceded with only 15. The DCU defence looked good enough with lots of blocked shots and forcing rushed ones. They were able to break up TFC's one-too-many pass plays. Their goalie, Bill Hamid, has been one of the league's best for the last few years. I didn't realize the Chicago game started earlier than this TFC one and today's win for the Fire put them into first place for almost an hour until this game was over. Toronto FC now has a 2.00 points per game rate which is the best in the league. (3.00 is perfect). DCU has the second worst of 22 teams at exactly 1.00. Rocket Robin email@example.com twitter @RocketRobin01
stats from MLSsoccer.com Match Information Goals and Assists 60' TOR Jozy Altidore Assisted By: Sebastian Giovinco 85' TOR Jordan Hamilton Assisted By: Sebastian Giovinco Disciplinary 27' TOR Víctor Vázquez Reason: Unsporting Behavior 40' TOR Sebastian Giovinco Reason: Dissent 65' TOR Jozy Altidore Reason: Unsporting Behavior 72' DCU Kofi Opare Reason: Unsporting Behavior 83' DCU Ian Harkes Reason: Unsporting Behavior Lineup Toronto FC 17 F Jozy Altidore (78') 10 F Sebastian Giovinco 25 G Alexander Bono 15 D Eriq Zavaleta 3 D Drew Moor 23 D Chris Mavinga 33 M Steven Beitashour (75') 18 M Marco Delgado (84') 4 M Michael Bradley 7 M Víctor Vázquez 2 M Justin Morrow Bench 1 G Clint Irwin 12 D Jason Hernandez 8 M Benoit Cheyrou 14 M Jay Chapman 21 M Jonathan Osorio (84') 44 M Raheem Edwards (75') 22 F Jordan Hamilton (78') Manager Greg Vanney D.C. United 13 F Lamar Neagle 28 G Bill Hamid 22 D Chris Korb 15 D Steve Birnbaum 6 D Kofi Opare 2 D Taylor Kemp 25 M Jared Jeffrey (82') 23 M Ian Harkes 8 M Lloyd Sam (85') 10 M Luciano Acosta 12 M Patrick Nyarko (78') Bench 1 G Travis Worra 20 D Jalen Robinson 3 D Chris Odoi-Atsem 11 M Sebastien Le Toux (85') 7 M Marcelo Sarvas 33 M Julian Buescher (82') 9 M José Guillermo Ortiz (78') Manager Ben Olsen Officials Referee Jose Carlos Rivero Assistant Referee Adam Wienckowski Assistant Referee Matthew Nelson Fourth Official Silviu Petrescu Match Information MLS at BMO Field Toronto, ON Attendance 28627 Weather Clear Team Statistics TOR DCU 21 Shots 10 7 Shots on Target 2 8 Shots off Target 5 6 Blocked Shots 3 6 Corners 3 15 Crosses 17 1 Offsides 2 14 Fouls 10 3 Yellow Cards 2 0 Red Cards 0 470 Total Passes 364 79 % Passing Accuracy 72 % 55.8 % Possession 44.2 % 44 Duels Won 37 8 Tackles Won 8 2 Saves 5 28 Clearances 23
Toronto FC starters
D.C. United starters
TFC Sebastian Giovinco (10) takes opening kickoff.
TFC Eriq Zavaleta (15) passes over center line.
TFC Marky Delgado (18) cuts into box.
TFC Marky Delgado (18) waiting for header.
TFC Sebastian Giovinco (10) takes freekick.
DCU Taylor Kemp (2) throw-in.
DCU Patrick Nyarko (12) takes second half kickoff.
TFC Victor Vazquez (7) bends freekick into box.
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