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  • April 14, 2012
  • • 16:40
  • • BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
  • Referee: M. Geiger
  • • Attendance: 18476

Live Commentary

  • That it's. Chivas steals a win here as TFC goes an unprecedented 0-5 to start the season.
  • 90' + 3'
    Substitution Nick LaBrocca Casey Townsend
  • 90'
    Yellow Card Danny Koevermans
  • 89'
    HUGE SAVE! Kennedy ROBS Koevermans again, after the Dutchman receives a pass inside the six from Plata.
  • 87'
    Dan Kennedy with a horrid goal kick that draws sarcastic cheers from the remaining crowd.
  • 85'
    WOW! Near miss by Ryan Johnson, whose header goes inches wide.
  • 84'
    Substitution Ryan Smith Scott Gordon
  • 83'
    More good build up from Toronto, but a terrible Morgan cross sails over the goal.
  • 81'
    Flurry of TFC activitiy now. Corners galore.
  • 80'
    Ryan Johnson in alone on goal. His shot beats Kennedy, but it's cleared off the line by Chivas defender.
  • 77'
    Weak Chivas shot goes well wide. The game has slowed to a snail's pace.
  • 71'
    Substitution Luis Silva Eric Avila
  • 70'
    HUGE stop by Kennedy, who denies TFC's Koevermans on a point blank shot from inside the six. Plata had danced around the Chivas defence t o send in the ball to Koevermans.
  • 67'
    Yellow Card Reginald Lambe
  • 66'
    Substitution M. Bolaños César Romero
  • 65'
    Yellow Card O. Minda
  • 65'
    Reggie Lambe gets a yellow for a cynical takedown in the centre circle.
  • 64'
    Luis Silva's downn in the middle of the park after a nasty tackle from Oswaldo Minda. Yellow to Minda.
  • 58'
    Game has taken a decided turn for the uninteresting. Neither side looks too threatening.
  • 56'
    Substitution M. Aceval Doneil Henry
  • 55'
    TFC's Doneil Henry looks set to come on.
  • 53'
    Ryan Johnson and James Riley collide in the Chivas area. Riley takes the brunt of it.
  • 52'
    Chivas storm right back down the field, and a cross to Bolanos is pelted 3 yards wide.
  • 52'
    Long shot by Reggie Lambe is straight at Dan Kennedy.
  • 51'
    Yellow Card M. Bolaños
  • 50'
    Miller Bolanos gets carded for diving into the Toronto FC area after beating Ahstone Morgan to the ball.
  • 49'
    Another corner to Toronto. Cleared easily by Chivas.
  • 47'
    Corner Toronto. Ryan Johnson broke away from Chivas defence but his shot is just cleared. Subsequent corner leads to TFC header that is cvleared off the Chivas line.
  • 46'
    And we're back. Ryan Smith immediately gets a talking to after trying to catch a ball that wasn't out of bounds.
  • 46'
    Teams coming back out. Toronto has 45 minutes to avoid going 0-5 to start the season.
  • 45'
    Referee Geiger blows the halftime whistle. Uninspired play from either side, really.
  • 45'
    Corner to Chivas in first half injury time. Shirt corner leads to a low cross that goes nowhere.
  • 44'
    Chivas' Zemanski gets off a 25 yard shot that forces Kocic into a full stretch save. Chivas are not afraid to shot from distance in this half, we'll see if they are so bold when playing into the wind.
  • 44'
    TFC's Eckersley get's the ball down the right flank. Hiss cross is high and across the endline, however.
  • 42'
    Joao Plata's bad-angle shit hits the upright and out for a goal kick. TFC took advantage of a poorly-timed jump by a Chivas defender to break out of their half.
  • 40'
    Corner cleared by Chivas. TFC regains possession and crosses it in, handled by Kennedy.
  • 40'
    Corner to TFC.
  • 37'
    TFC applying the pressure now. The team needs a goal before the half.
  • 35'
    Chivas have come alive after their goal. This game is a bit more lively now.
  • 31'
    Goal O. Minda
  • 31'
    Minda beat Johnson to the header, leaving Kocic helpless in the TFC goal.
  • 31'
    GOAL CHIVAS! Corner kick gets headed in by Oswaldo Minda.
  • 30'
    FK floated in and it goes above everyone but Chivas' Kennedy.
  • 29'
    Free kick to Toronto after a poor Jazic challenge.
  • 28'
    Corner handled by TFC defence. Subsequent cross by Chivas goes out harmlessly for a goal kick.
  • 28'
    Corner to Chivas.
  • 26'
    Dunfield takes a foot in the face as LaBrocca tries to kick at a high ball.
  • 25'
    The sun has made an appearance for the first time all day. BMO Field is considerably brighter at the moment.
  • 23'
    Dunfield and LaBrocca battle in midfield, with the TFC man getting charged for a foul.
  • 20'
    30 yard screamer by Chivas is dealt with by Kocic, who immediately yells at Dunfield for missing his mark.
  • 20'
    Another solid spell of possession for Toronto, but it results in little.
  • 17'
    The wind is really holding up all high balls today.
  • 16'
    Great TFC give-and-go sequence nearly leads to a goal. Chivas keeper Dan Kennedy charges out and just clears.
  • 15'
    Chivas' shot whizzes by Kocic's goal after a deflection. Ensuing corner handled by TFC.
  • 11'
    TFC's Kocic gobbles the cross easily.
  • 11'
    Corner to Chivas coming up. Aceval was slow in clearing and the ball crossed the end line.
  • 9'
    Koevermans receives a ball in the area and lays it off to Plata, who blasts it well wide. TFC threatening in the opening minutes.
  • 7'
    Smith retaliates on Eckersley and gets himself booked.
  • 6'
    Yellow Card Ryan Smith
  • 6'
    Chivas' Smith on the turf after a hard challenge.
  • 3'
    Koevermans caled offside after receiving lobbed ball in the box.
  • Anthems done. BMO Field observes a moment of silence for Livorno's Piermario Morosini, who passed away earlier today.
  • Adrian Cann is making his 2012 debut after a long rehab from injury. He tore an ACL way back in May 2011.
  • Chivas USA starting XI: Kennedy; Jazic, McKenzie, Riley; Zemanski, LaBrocca, Minda; Smith, Moreno, Bolanos
  • Toronto FC starting XI: Kocic; Eckersley, Cann, Aceval, Morgan; Lambe, Dunfield, Silva; Johnson, Koevermans, Plata
  • Good afternoon! It's an overcast, crisp day here at BMO Field. The temperature is 13 Celsius, and it looks like the rain is going to hold off.