Friday June 23, 2017--Toronto FC vs New England Revolution (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 Friday June 23, 2017 MLS game between Toronto FC and New England Revolution played at BMO Field at 8:00pm. 10 mn...TFC Drew Moor GOAL...TFC Tsubasa Endoh on far right near sideline ceneter ball and TFC Armando Cooper tips low shot from 20 yards on right that has sliding Moor redirect ball in from 3 yards inside left corner of net leaving goalie Cody Cropper marooned in center of net. 97 min...TFC Sebastian Giovinco GOAL...TFC Victor Vazquez sends long high pass from 60 yards on left sideline downfield and to right where Giovinco gets to ball on bounce and is one on one with NER Benjamine Angoua at 25 yards. He runs to center and cuts 15 yard roller into right corner of net. Final Score:.....Toronto FC......2......New England Revolution......0..... Attendance was announced as 27261 which was not quite a sellout like Saturday's game but still a big crowd. It was Pride Night and rainvow coloured smoke was let off before the game in the south end. Toronto FC win again at home. It is their seventh home win in a row and combined with their two home ties to start, that makes nine home games undefeated. It was the same scoreline as last Saturday's game against DC United and although they scored earlier this game (only 10 minutes) rather that waiting until the second half, they ddn't put the game out of reach until well into injury time. Also the Revs are a much more dangerous team than DCU. There was six minutes of injury time athe the end of the second half as there were three injuries that needed to bring on a trainer. A collision between two Revs players needed a stretcher for one of them. Alex Bono earned the shutout again for TFC like last week. Clint Irwin played the midweek Canadian Championship game in Montreal. Bono had little to do making maybe two good stops including the leap to swat the Revs Alex Bunbury's header away from the top right corner of the the net at 87 minutes. TFC once again started no Canadian but subbed in three during the second half. Actually that's when I felt most mervous as I wondered if Revs would tie and we'd have a Canadian goat. I am really going to be paying attention to the Canadian Premier League announcemenets to see if they start a franchise around the GTA for 2019. Oh well 2018, I'll renew my TFC tickets to watch the foreigners. Michael Bradley ddn't play today as he was servng a one game suspension for accumulating five Yellow cards. How convenient he drew his fifth last Sautrday a day or so after complaining about fixture congestion. This didn't effect him playing in Wednesday's Canadian Championship game. Tonight Benoit Cheyrou filled in admirally for him in his midfield spot and alos as captain. It was another game without all three DPs playing at the same time. The Revs played bgetter in the second half and got off to a good start for the first five minutes of that half and then it was more even with lots of back and forth action. Revs subbed off a defender for a forward at 53 minutes to maintain their momentum. Revs haven't won away from home this season. Revs are one of the few teams that TFC has a losing record against in the last few years. TFC will now get an extra day's rest on Montreal who travel to Columbus on Saturday and then play here Tuesday for the second leg of the Canadian Championship final. That late second goal (and the win) mean fans can get a free slice of pizza with the team sponsor Pizza Pizza tomorrow. We were given an Oasis brand juicebox on our way out. Rocket Robin email@example.com twitter @RocketRobin01
stats from MLSsoccer.com Match Information Goals and Assists 11' TOR Drew Moor Assisted By: Tsubasa Endoh, Armando Cooper 90'+6' TOR Sebastian Giovinco Assisted By: Víctor Vázquez Disciplinary 22' TOR Sebastian Giovinco Reason: Unsporting Behavior 50' NER Antonio Mlinar Delamea Reason: Unsporting Behavior 52' TOR Jozy Altidore Reason: Unsporting Behavior Lineup Toronto FC 17 F Jozy Altidore 10 F Sebastian Giovinco 25 G Alexander Bono 12 D Jason Hernandez 3 D Drew Moor 23 D Chris Mavinga (69') 9 M Tsubasa Endoh (78') 31 M Armando Cooper (68') 8 M Benoit Cheyrou 7 M Víctor Vázquez 2 M Justin Morrow Bench 1 G Clint Irwin 5 D Ashtone Morgan (69') 14 M Jay Chapman (78') 21 M Jonathan Osorio (68') 87 F Tosaint Ricketts 19 F Ben Spencer 27 D Oyvind Alseth Manager Greg Vanney New England Revolution 17 F Juan Agudelo 1 G Cody Cropper 28 D London Woodberry (70') 4 D Benjamin Angoua 19 D Antonio Mlinar Delamea (80') 2 D Andrew Farrell 5 M Gershon Koffie 15 M Je-Vaughn Watson (54') 24 M Lee Nguyen 11 M Kelyn Rowe 14 M Diego Fagundez Bench 18 G Brad Knighton 8 D Chris Tierney (70') 10 D Teal Bunbury (80') 27 D Joshua Smith 23 M Kei Kamara (54') 21 M Zachary Herivaux 88 F Femi Hollinger-Janzen Manager Jay Heaps Officials Referee Hilario Grajeda Assistant Referee Claudiu Badea Assistant Referee Gianni Facchini Fourth Official Geoff Gamble Match Information MLS at BMO Field Toronto, ON Attendance 27261 Weather Clear Team Statistics TOR NER 9 Shots 12 4 Shots on Target 3 2 Shots off Target 5 3 Blocked Shots 4 5 Corners 6 12 Crosses 18 0 Offsides 2 10 Fouls 20 2 Yellow Cards 1 0 Red Cards 0 412 Total Passes 396 79 % Passing Accuracy 80 % 50.4 % Possession 49.6 % 59 Duels Won 33 15 Tackles Won 8 3 Saves 1 27 Clearances 24
Toronto FC starters
New England Revolution starters
TFC Sebastian Giovinco (10) takes opening kickoff.
TFC Victor Vazquez (7) sends cornerkick into box.
TFC Victor Vazquez (7) sends freekick into box.
Revs Kelyn Rowe (11) charges towards left post for freekick coming into box.
Revs Gershon Koffie (5) takes second half kickoff.
TFC Sebastian Giovinco (10) takes a freekick.
Revs London Woodbury (28) sends cross into box.
Multi-coloured smoke let off pregame as part of the Pride celebration.
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