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  • April 21, 2012
  • • 15:50
  • • BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
  • Referee: K. Stott
  • • Attendance: 19255

Live Commentary

  • Toronto falls to 0-0-6.
  • 90' + 5'
    Corner to Toronto. It goes for nothing, and the ref blows the whistle.
  • 90' + 5'
    Header gobbled up by Johnson. No problem for Chicago.
  • 90' + 4'
    Plata sends the ball into the box, but no one gets to it except Sean Johnson.
  • 90'
    Five minutes of added time.
  • 88'
    Frings header is easily handled by Sean Johnson. Great defensive work from Chicago to impede Toronto's captain and force a weak header.
  • 85'
    SubstitutionEric Avila J. Burgos
  • 83'
    SubstitutionDominic Oduro Daniel Paladini
  • 83'
    Avila takes a shot wide of the far post.
  • 80'
    Yellow CardRichard Eckersley
  • 80'
    YELLOW CARD! Eckersley gets called for a challenge outside of the box. Oduro very slow to get up.
  • 79'
    SubstitutionSebastián Grazzini Orr Barouch
  • 77'
    TFC could have had a penalty just before the Johnson miss, as well. Looked like a handball in the box during a Toronto attack.
  • 77'
    OFF THE POST! Ryan Johnson headed a nice Julian de Guzman cross onto the far post. Toronto really pressing.
  • 75'
    CLOSE CALL! A great Torsten Frings run sets Eric Avila down the right, who puts it across to Ryan Johnson. His redirection is JUST wide, fooling even the confetti cannon guy who set off the celebrations wrongly.
  • 72'
    Torsten Frings is playing very high up as TFC looks for the equalizer.
  • 71'
    Good work by TFC leads to a Ryan Johnson shot high and wide.
  • 70'
    Yellow CardJulian De Guzman
  • 70'
    De Guzman is very aggressive in his time som far, and he picks up a yellow for his efforts.
  • 68'
    SubstitutionMatt Stinson Luis Silva
  • 65'
    SubstitutionM. Pappa F. Puppo
  • 63'
    Frings goes JUST wide with a shot. The German cleans up after good work by Avila.
  • 60'
    SubstitutionTerry Dunfield Julian De Guzman
  • 60'
    OFF THE BAR! Grazzini's looping shot beats Kocic but not the woodwork.
  • 58'
    GoalPatrick Nyarko
  • 58'
    GOAL! Nyarko outruns everyone and round Kocic for an easy shot in. Chicago's speed is killing TFC, despite giving up most of the possession.
  • 54'
    TFC marches back down the field and eventually a hard Ryan Johnson shot is grabbed by Sean Johnson.
  • 53'
    Nyarko has a shot/cross that has to be punched away by Kocic. Ensuing corner comes to nothing.
  • 51'
    Corner to Toronto. Plata's kick gets bobbled around until Friedrich blocks a Ryan Johnson shot at the top of the area.
  • 49'
    Stinson down on the pitch after taking an elbow into the head from Pappa. No foul or card.
  • 46'
    And we're back underway here at BMO Field. Will there be more goals in the next 45 minutes?
  • And that's the half! Entertaining first half from Toronto and Chicago, looking like more goals to come in the second.
  • 45'
    Two minutes added time.
  • 43'
    Lambe's eyes got wide as a loose ball fell to him inside the 18. He blasts it well over rather than knocking it back across to his awaiting teammates.
  • 41'
    GoalG. Segares
  • 41'
    GOAL! Segares gets behimnd the defence and volleys in a Grazzini free kick. This game has more goals in it, it seems.
  • 40'
    GoalReginald Lambe
  • 40'
    GOAL! Lambe puts home his second, pouncing on a rebound after a great break by Troonto.
  • 39'
    Fire's Gargan with another long throw. Anibaba heads it short side into the side netting.
  • 36'
    GoalReginald Lambe
  • 36'
    GOAL! TFC's Morgan with a good run down the left to earn a corner. Lambe collects the ensuing clearance and ROCKETS it into the top corner.
  • 34'
    Oduro gets behind Cann with a burst of speed, but Cann's well-timed challenge knocks the ball out for a corner. On the ensuing corner, the ball gets headed by Gargan into the side netting.
  • 33'
    Dan Gargan's long throw in bounces into the 18. Nyarko gets a soft bicycle kick off, straight at Kocic. That was Chicago's furst offensive foray in a while.
  • 32'
    Lambe with a weak shot that dribblges to Fire's Johnson. That was a result of good buildup by Toronto.
  • 30'
    Ensuing corner goes well out after a terrible shot from Stinson.
  • 30'
    Plata with a shot from 30 yards, parried out for a corner.
  • 28'
    Dunfield with a 30 yard pass to Lambe, who tuns his defenders inside and out before slamming a shot into the side netting. Close one there.
  • 26'
    Reggie Lambe with a nce move to beat his man on the end line. His cross his met by Ryan Johnson, whose weak header is grabbed by Sean Johnson.
  • 24'
    Yellow CardAdrian Cann
  • 24'
    YELLOW CARD. Toronto's Adrian Cann delivers a forearm shiv to Dominic Oduro nearly the centre line.
  • 23'
    Ryan Johnson does well to collect a lobbed ball, but his shot rolls directly across the face of Sean Johnson's goal.
  • 21'
    Free kick by Pavel Pardo goes directly to Kocic.
  • 20'
    Frings takes Marco Pappa down 30 yards from goal after a turnover by Eckersley.
  • 16'
    Avila with an ambitious shot from the right flank that's easily handled by Johnson.
  • 14'
    Chicago's Grazzini with a weak shot from top of 18. Toronto charges down the field and gets off a good shot from Reggie Lambe, but Sean Johnson parries it away.
  • 13'
    Corner kick to TFC comes to nothing. Toronto getting pressure on here, though.
  • 12'
    Eckersley makes a run down the right flank and gets taken down as he cuts inside. Free kick at 40 yards.
  • 10'
    Oduro on a breakaway after a Dunfield turnover, but Milos Kocic is equal to the task. Toronto looking very susceptible to Fire's speed up front.
  • 10'
    Oduro gets a half chance as he steps around Adrian Cann, but his shot rolls across the face of goal
  • 9'
    Plata collects a turnover at midfield and runs towards the 18, unleashing an adventurous shot that goes wide.
  • 7'
    TFC's Plata makes a nice run down the left and gets the ball to Reggie Lambe, who blasts it harmlessly wide from 25 yards out.
  • 4'
    Toronto now has a huge hill to climb, but obviously there's tons of time yet.
  • 1'
    GoalDominic Oduro
  • 1'
    GOAL! Dominic Oduro takes advantage of a Torsten Frings turnover to give Chicago the early lead.
  • 1'
    And we're off! TFC attacking the north to start the game, for the first time this season.
  • Anthems are done. We're just about ready for kickoff.
  • Kickoff will be delayed here by about 20 minutes due to television commitments.
  • It's a brisk 7 degrees Celsius here in Toronto, but down by the lake it feels even colder. The weather gods continue to disappoint on gamedays at BMO Field.
  • Chicago Fire starting XI: Johnson; Gargan, Friedrich, Anibaba, Segares; Pause, Pardo, Pappa; Grazzini; Oduro, Nyarko
  • Toronto FC starting XI: Kocic; Eckersley, Frings, Cann; Stinson, Dunfield, Avila, Morgan; Lambe, Johnson, Plata