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Lindpere's goal gives the Red Bulls 1-0 Win over Toronto

Posted on 12 August 2010 by dkarell

After four draws and one loss since their last victory, the Red Bulls finally played a full 90 and were able to hold onto a lead till the end.

And in front of the home fans for the first time since beating Man. City 2-1 on July 25, the Red Bulls gave their fans a much needed win.

With Toronto F.C. breathing down New York’s back in the standings, last nights game was important from the onset.

Toronto came out of the gates strong, pressing the Red Bulls, and really controlling possession for the first 15 minutes or so.

But in the 23rd minute, just seconds after a no-call on what seemed to be a trip in the box on Thierry Henry, Joel Lindpere scored his second goal of the season and gave the Red Bulls the 1-0 lead.

Despite not getting the penalty call, Henry, with the ball just outside the box, showed some classy skills to get around three defenders before laying the ball off to teammate Seth Stammler. Stammler took a touch, and then looped a beautiful pass right over the defensive line, and into the run of Lindpere. Lindpere side-volleyed the shot on his first touch into the net, and sent the crowd of 19,035 into cheers.

As the game wore on, the game became more and more chippy, especially when Toronto D.P. Miguel Mista was substituted into the match for the injured Chad Barrett in the 33rd minute.

Mista and Albright got into a bit of a shoving match, as did Tim Ream and Toronto F.C. captain Dwayne DeRosario. But referee Ricardo Salazar did a good job to keep emotions in check all night.

Starting his first match of the season due to Bouna Coundoul being away on international duty, Greg Sutton got a clean sheet against his former club. He did well to save the few chances he had, but the defensive tandom of Tim Ream and Carlos Mendes were fantastic against Mista and DeRosario all night, defending well, and passing out of the back to start Red Bull attacks whenever they could.

In the second half, Toronto F.C. head coach Preki brought in two more forwards into the match to try and find a goal. O’Brian White and Fuad Ibrahim were stopped by the strong Red Bull defense whenever they attacked, and despite a few nervy moments at the end, the Red Bulls kept their cool and kept the clean sheet for the victory and three points.

With the win, the Red Bulls stay in second place in the Eastern Conference, five points ahead of Toronto, and six points behind first place Columbus.

The Red Bulls are set to face the first place Los Angeles Galaxy and Landon Donovan this Saturday night at Red Bull Arena.

Match Facts:

Toronto FC 0, at New York Red Bulls 1

Red Bull Arena

Attendance: 19,035

Toronto FC (7-7-5)

New York Red Bulls (9-6-4)

Scoring Summary:

NY — Joel Lindpere 2 (Seth Stammler 1, Thierry Henry 3) 23

Misconduct Summary:

TOR — Julian de Guzman (caution; Reckless Foul) 56
TOR — Mista (caution; Dissent) 94+

Toronto FC — Stefan Frei, Maksim Usanov, Nana Attakora, Adrian Cann, Nick Garcia, Jacob Peterson (O’Brian White 65), Joseph Nane (Fuad Ibrahim 76), Julian de Guzman, Nick LaBrocca, Dwayne De Rosario, Chad Barrett (Mista 33).
Substitutes Not Used: Gabe Gala, Ty Harden, Raivis Hscanovics, Jon Conway.

New York Red Bulls — Greg Sutton, Chris Albright, Carlos Mendes, Tim Ream, Danleigh Borman, Macoumba Kandji (Salou Ibrahim 81), Tony Tchani, Joel Lindpere, Seth Stammler, Juan Pablo Angel (Carl Robinson 89), Thierry Henry (Sinisa Ubiparipovic 46).
Substitutes Not Used: Andrew Boyens, Austin Da Luz, Mike Petke, Chris Sharpe.

Referee: Ricardo Salazar

Referee’s Assistants: -Thomas Supple; Bill Dittmar

4th Official: Andrew Chapin

Time of Game: 1:53

Weather: Cloudy-and-80-degrees

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Score draw at BMO

Posted on 26 August 2008 by Scott Ferguson

Toronto FC needed a second-half fightback to draw New England Revolution 1-1 on Saturday, keeping the Canadian club’s playoff hopes alive, but only just.

New England have shown away from home this season, while Toronto, although experiencing patchy form of late, have counted on BMO Field for the majority of their points this season. Both those trends, along with memories of last season’s final-day 2-2 draw in Toronto, ensured that the fans at Toronto’s lake shore were guaranteed an exciting game.John Carver lined up his charges in a 5-3-2 formation due to injuries and the recent loss of midfield Maurice Edu to Rangers in Scotland, with wingbacks Jim Brennan and Marvell Wynne getting forward to help the attack as much as possible.

Kevin Harmse and Carl Robinson supported Amado Guevara in the midfield, while Rohan Ricketts deputized alongside Chad Barrett in attack while the club waited on new arrival Carlos Ruiz to report to duty in Toronto. Ricketts’ four goals in all competitions so far this season made him the preferred option over 16-year-old Abdus Ibrahim up front.

Toronto had the better of the first half but couldn’t find the killer pass to set up either of their forwards, with the patchwork squad struggling to develop an understanding.

New England made them pay for that profligacy when Chris Tierney sent in a left-wing cross 10 minutes before the half. Taylor Twellman rose highest to head the ball past Chris Sutton, who had stayed on his line in a vain attempt to keep Twellman from scoring yet again against Toronto. The American striker and his teammates have enjoyed their clashes against the Reds, with Twellman scoring 3 of the 11 that the Revs had bagged in their previous four games against TFC.

Photo by Chris Hazard

Toronto continued creating chances, but couldn’t convert, and the best chances were falling to Kevin Harmse. The South African-born midfielder has found first team action hard to come by this season but looked strong on Saturday.

Both sides came out strongly in the second half with the 20 000+ strong at BMO urging them on in the cool summer night, determined not to see their Red-clad militia fall at home for the second straight match. Chad Barrett took heed and came close twice before breaking coming up big in the 66th minute.

Ricketts’ cross found Barrett at the edge of the box, who had to take a controlling touch that took the ball a yard behind him. He tracked back, turned and fired a left-footed volley that sailed past Revs keeper Doug Warren and brought the capacity crowd to their feet.

Energized and with a new fighting spirit embodied by Barrett’s tireless running, Toronto had their tails up and nearly grabbed a winner. Julius James had a header go just over, while minutes later, Amado Guevara controlled the ball with teammates catching up and eventually picked out Ricketts. The winger-turned-striker took aim and lashed a low shot just past the outside of the far post, cueing groans across the stadium.

Photo by Chris Hazard

By the time the game wound down, New England looked as though they could steal the game, reminding Toronto that a draw is a fair result against the league-leading Revolution. Both sides had to be happy with a point, but Carver will be acutely aware that home advantage is at a premium in the remainder of the season, with just four of the remaining 10 games set to be played at BMO Field.

Photo by Chris Hazard

The Reds have a chance to move back into the playoff spots with a home-and-away series in league play against Chivas USA starting on Saturday Los Angeles. For their part, New England are off to Trinidad for a Champions League qualifier with Joe Public.


Match Facts

New England Revolution (11-6-4) vs. Toronto FC (7-9-5)
Aug. 23, 2008 — BMO Field

Scoring Summary:
NE — Taylor Twellman 4 (Chris Tierney 1) 35
TOR — Chad Barrett 7 (Rohan Ricketts 2) 66


New England Revolution — Doug Warren, Jay Heaps, Michael Parkhurst, Chris Albright, Chris Tierney, Steve Ralston, Shalrie Joseph, Wells Thompson, Jeff Larentowicz, Taylor Twellman, Khano Smith.

Substitutes Not Used: Mauricio Castro, Joe Germanese, Amaechi Igwe, Brad Knighton, Pat Phelan, Matt Reis, Rob Valentino

Toronto FC — Greg Sutton, Tyrone Marshall, Julius James, Marco Velez, Marvell Wynne, Jim Brennan, Amado Guevara, Kevin Harmse (Tyler Rosenlund 62), Carl Robinson, Rohan Ricketts (Johann Smith 88), Chad Barrett (Abdus Ibrahim 78),

Substitutes Not Used: Danny Dichio, Brian Edwards, Tyler Hemming, Jarrod Smith

Toronto FC / New England Revolution
total shots: 13 (Chad Barrett 4) / 12 (Taylor Twellman 5)
shots on goal: 4 (Chad Barrett 2) /5(Taylor Twellman 3)
fouls: 3 (3 tied with 1) / 4 (4 tied with 1)
offsides: 6 (Jim Brennan 2) / 2 (Steve Ralston 1, Twellman 1)
corner kicks: 2 (Amado Guevara 2) / 8 (Steve Ralston 8)
saves: 4 (Greg Sutton 4) / 3 (Doug Warren 3)

Misconduct Summary:

Referee: Michael Kennedy
Referee’s Assistants: Amato DeLuca; Thomas Supple
4th official: Carol-Anne Chenard
time of game: 1:50
attendance: 20,461
weather: Clear -and- 78 degrees

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New signing gets shot at Dallas

Posted on 02 August 2008 by Scott Ferguson

FC Dallas visit BMO Field on Sunday, looking to avoid a repeat of last season’s 4-0 hammering in Toronto and cause a first Major League Soccer loss at home for TFC.

Steve Morrow was in charge when his Hoops crashed at BMO last season in a result that gave the hosts a flicker of hope in the playoff hunt. Three points is just as essential this time around for Toronto, who have faltered in recent weeks, threatening to take the gloss off what was proving to be a promising sophomore season.

Speaking of 4-0 wins, new FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman saw his side snap a four-game winless streak by hammering LA Galaxy last weekend. The former boss of Southern Methodist University’s soccer program is well-travelled, having been born in Macao, but Sunday’s trip will represent his first to Canada as a visiting coach.

Another late goal away from home was enough to sink Toronto to a 2-1 loss in Salt Lake this past Monday. The club’s dismal away form means that their notorious home advantage is crucial, with the Reds needing to make the most of the home comforts afforded by the unpredictable turf and riotous crowd by the waterfront.

Chad Barrett recently joined the club from Chicago Fire in exchange for Brian McBride, who had been briefly acquired thanks to Toronto’s place at the top of the allocation spots. With Danny Dichio still out injured and Jeff Cunningham’s future at the club far from certain, rumours are persisting of more new signings, with English frontman Paul Dickov and Canadian international striker Ali Gerba suggested as targets in recent weeks.

“Hopefully the fans will be happy that I’m here,” Barrett told reporters at his unveiling as a Toronto FC player. “It’s a great place to play, and it always lifts your game playing in front of great home fans… The fans are expecting a lot out of me and I welcome that pressure. Good players thrive on pressure.”

Captain Jim Brennan is set to take up left back duties in the long-term absence of Todd Dunivant, while Kevin Harmse is likely to join the American on the injured list for Sunday’s game with a knee problem.

Hyndman will be missing David Wagenfuhr and goalkeeper Ray Burse, while the club’s medical staff is sweating on Andrew Daniels’ fitness ahead of Sunday’s game.

Winger Arturo Alvarez recently joined Canadian manager Frank Yallop at San Jose from Dallas, leaving the club short in the midfield until he was replaced on Friday by former Ajax midfielder and Dutch international Victor Sikora. The attacker, who spent the last few seasons at NAC Breda, is unlikely to play against Toronto.

Amidst FCD’s efforts to keep hold of free-scoring striker Kenny Cooper, midfielder Juan Toja has just signed a deal with Romanian side Steaua Bucuresti. The loss of the mulleted Colombian will be a blow to the Hoops, who saw their talisman play in the MLS All-Star game in each of his two seasons in the league and even score a goal last year against Scottish side Celtic.

Toronto’s own creative midfielder Amado Guevara had what looked like a late leveller in Utah on Monday, but again the Reds lost their concentration in the dying stages of an away match. 20 000+ screaming fans means that shouldn’t be a problem at home, but finishing the team’s chances will have been high on Carver’s agenda in training this week. The team have missed a host of chances in recent weeks, with Jeff Cunningham culpable of missing more than one opportunity to take his all-time MLS regular season goal tally to 100.

Guevara will likely take to the field against some of his Toronto FC teammates when Canada take on Honduras in Montreal on September 6th in World Cup qualifying. Defender Tyrone Marshall is set to do the same during Jamaica’s August 20th visit to BMO Field, a ground he knows well. Marshall has been one of the few models of stability in TFC’s backline, having seen the players around him shuffled to accomodate for the loss of right back Marvell Wynne to the Olympics.

Centerback Julius James looked out of place in Wynne’s spot against Salt Lake and was caught out more than once, potentially opening the door for youngster Nana Attakora-Gyan to start against Dallas.

With the playoff hunt heating up more than halfway through the season, Toronto’s fans will know that another 0-0 draw at home just won’t do. A debut goal would be a great introduction for Barrett, but Cunningham’s search for 100 looks set to end in Toronto in the coming weeks, whether he finally reaches the century or finds himself waived to make room for more new arrivals.

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McBride saga over, Barrett joins TFC

Posted on 31 July 2008 by Scott Ferguson

The long-running negotiations between Toronto FC, Chicago Fire and MLS officially came to an end on Wednesday with Brian McBride joining his home state club Chicago in return for young striker Chad Barrett and a first round draft pick in 2009.

Toronto were first in the allocation rankings, a position that gave them bargaining power when former U.S. international McBride announced his desire to rejoin the league following the 2007-2008 season with English club Fulham. Toronto used that slot to acquire the former Columbus Crew forward before trading him to the Fire for Barrett and a draft pick, a consideration that TFC general manager Mo Johnston had insisted on.

Originally, rumours had indicated that only Fire starlet Justin Mapp or  Chris Rolfe would suffice for Johnston, but Barrett and the draft pick could yet prove a fine piece of business for the Canadian club.

Barrett’s arrival may mean the end of Jeff Cunningham’s career in Toronto. The 99-goal man has been overlooked lately with 16-year-old Abdus Ibrahim and Jarrod Smith getting the nod up front in recent matches.

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