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All-time record: 6-6-5
At Talen Energy Stadium: 4-2-2
At BMO Field: 2-3-3
Goals for: 24
Goals against: 20

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Toronto eliminated the Union from postseason play last October in Philadelphia’s first trip to the playoffs since 2011. Alejandro Bedoya scored the second goal in the franchise’s playoff history. Do you know who scored the first? It was Sebastian Le Toux, of course.

September 24, 2016: Toronto FC 1-1 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights

Alejandro Bedoya’s glorious chipped goal was canceled out by Justin Morrow’s second half strike as the Union and Toronto split points in an exciting contest at BMO Field Saturday afternoon.

Jozy Altidore lost his cool when he didn’t get a penalty call just before the final whistle, but his outburst did nothing to change the 1-1 scoreline. Neither team could snag a winner before the controversial ending ensured that any playoff meeting between these teams will be fiery.
Toronto was without the recovering Giovinco so Jordan Hamilton was up top with the Hansel-hot Jozy Altidore.
The Union showed they can compete with the best of the east as they held on for an important road point.
Even without Sebastian Giovinco’s brilliance, it always seemed likely that Toronto FC would be able to fend off Philadelphia. Those odds seemed even greater when was Tranquillo Barnetta was declared out due to his knee injury, depriving Philly of its playmaker and dominant offensive force.
Asked about Bedoya after the match, Jim Curtin said, “The idea of moving him to the 10 was twofold: he is a defense-minded guy but he also in the transitions can be very dangerous when he runs with the ball. You saw him score a great goal tonight, but I thought his work defensively dealing with Michael [Bradley] was important.”
The second half saw the danger signs of the first 45 minutes come to fruition, though there was no reason for the shift in control.
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Philadelphia Union
Andre Blake, Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Ken Tribbett, Keegan Rosenberry, Brian Carroll, Warren Creavalle, Chris Pontius (Charlie Davies 80′), Alejandro Bedoya, Fabian Herbers (Ilsinho 67′), C.J. Sapong
Unused Subs: John McCarthy, Austin Trusty, Raymon Gaddis, Maurice Edu, Roland Alberg
Toronto FC
Clint Irwin, Justin Morrow, Drew Moor, Nick Hagglund, Steven Beitashour (Daniel Lovitz 87′), Michael Bradley, Benoit Cheyrou, Will Johnson (Marco Delgado 59′), Johnathan Osorio, Jordan Hamilton (Mo Babouli 77′), Jozy Altidore
Unused Subs: Alex Bono, Eriq Zavaleta, Mark Bloom, Tsubasa Endoh
Scoring Summary
PHI: Alejandro Bedoya (Fabian Herbers) – 25′
TOR: Justin Morrow (Johnathan Osorio) – 70′
Disciplinary Summary
TOR: Will Johnso (unsporting behavior) – 24′
PHI: Richie Marquez (unsporting behavior) – 65′
TOR: Jozy Altidore (dissent) – 90’+4′
Referee: Baldomero Toledo

 

August 20, 2016: Philadelphia Union 1-3 Toronto FC

PSP Match Report Highlights

Sebastian Giovinco, Drew Moor, and Jozy Altidore were all on target as Toronto defeated Philadelphia Union 3-1 at Talen Energy Stadium. Ken Tribbett scored the lone Union goal, his second of the season.

All four goals came before halftime, with Giovinco tallying from a breakaway in the 18th minute before Tribbett equalized with a fantastic header in the 24th. Moor would give Toronto the lead with a quality header of his own in the 30th minute before Altidore completed the scoring, poking home in the 44th after turning Tribbett around.

Alejandro Bedoya’s Chester debut couldn’t prevent the Union’s second straight loss at home, where the team is now 7-3-3 on the season.

PSP Analysis and Player Ratings Highlights

There is a simple story to tell about Saturday’s flaccid Union performance. It stars Ken Tribbett, has four goals and lasts about 45 minutes.

There’s a longer, more complex story as well. It doesn’t have simple heroes or villains.

The star of the story is a system of play. And when the Union trust it, they play well. When they don’t… well, you know Saturday’s scoreline.

It’s important to note from the outset that trusting the system isn’t simply a players issue. It goes all the way to the top.

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Philadelphia Union
Andre Blake, Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Ken Tribbett (Josh Yaro 45′), Keegan Rosenberry, Warren Creavalle (Roland Alberg 62′), Alejandro Bedoya, Tranquillo Barnetta, Ilsinho (Fabian Herbers 74′), Chris Pontius, C.J. Sapong
Unused Subs: John McCarthy, Ray Gaddis, Walter Restrepo, Charlie Davies

Toronto FC
Alex Bono, Drew Moor, Eriq Zavaleta, Justin Morrow, Steven Beitashour, Michael Bradley, Marky Delgado, Will Johnson (Nick Hagglund 70′), Jonathan Osario, Jozy Altidore (Tosaint Ricketts 74′), Sebastian Giovinco (Jay Chapman 81′)
Unused subs: Quilan Roberts, Tsubasa Endoh, Daniel Lovitz, Josh Williams

Scoring Summary
TOR: Sebastian Giovinco (Marco Delgado) — 18′
PHI: Ken Tribbett (Tranquillo Barnetta) — 24′
TOR: Drew Moor (Michael Bradley) –30′
TOR: Jozy Altidore (Will Johnson) –44′

Disciplinary Summary
TOR: Drew Moor (unsporting behavior) — 40′
TOR: Justin Morrow (unsporting behavior) –42′
TOR: Will Johnson (unsporting behavior) –45′
TOR: Michael Bradley (unsporting behavior) –58′
PHI: Tranquillo Barnetta (dissent) –67′
PHI: Josh Yaro (unsporting behavior) — 73′

October 3, 2015: Toronto FC 3-1 Philadelphia Union

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PSP Match Report Highlights

Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore were both on target and Richie Marquez scored a late own goal as Toronto defeated the Union 3-1 at BMO Field.

Steven Vitoria netted his first MLS goal for Philadelphia, but it was not enough as a visibly tired Union couldn’t muster much fight against a hungry Toronto team.

PSP Analysis and Player Ratings Highlights

A disappointing week was capped by a 3-1 loss to Toronto that was every bit as bad as it sounds. Even though TFC has significantly improved over the course of the season, the extent to which they were able to commit men forward against a compressed Union defense told viewers everything they need to know about how the 2015 season has gone for these clubs.

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Philadelphia Union
Andre Blake, Ray Gaddis, Richie Marquez, Steven Vitoria, Andrew Wenger, Brian Carroll, Michael Lahoud (Vincent Nogueira 57′), Eric Ayuk (Sebastien Le Toux 65′), Cristian Maidana, CJ Sapong (Tranquillo Barnetta 61′), Fernando Aristeguieta
Unused Subs: John McCarthy, Fabinho, Ethan White, Warren Creavalle

Toronto FC
Chris Konopka, Justin Morrow, Damien Perquis, Josh Williams, Jackson, Jonathan Osorio, Benoit Cheyrou, Michael Bradley, Robbie Findley (Marco Delgado 45′), Jozy Altidore (Collen Warner 82′), Sebastian Giovinco (Luke Moore 90+2′)
Unused Subs: Joe Bendick, Ahmed Kantari, Ashtone Morgan, Herculez Gomez

Scoring Summary
TOR: Sebastian Giovinco — 28′
TOR: Jozy Altidore (Marco Delgado) — 63′
PHI: Steven Vitoria (Cristian Maidana) – 66′
TOR: Richie Marquez (OG) – 90+2′

Disciplinary Summary
PHI: Steven Vitoria (foul) — 25′

July 18, 2015: Toronto FC 2-1 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights

Toronto FC cruised to a 2-1 win over a listless Philadelphia Union side Saturday afternoon at BMO Field in Toronto. The Canadian side scored twice in a three minute span late in the first half while the Union created few chances after going behind.

Sebastian Giovinco skill and form showed through as he set up Marky Delgado to open the scoring and grabbed the eventual winner moments later. Conor Casey did tally a late consolation goal for Philadelphia.

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

Philadelphia Union traveled to Toronto determined to shut down a team that relies heavily on its designated players. Instead, the home side turned the tables and exposed the visitors as entirely dependent on its own designated players for creativity.

A week after floating above the fray with a silky three-assist performance, Cristian Maidana was targeted by the opposition and gave in to his worst tendencies. Toronto looked to squeeze Maidana by playing deep, close lines, and the Argentinian responded by sneaking out to the left for space.

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Philadelphia Union
Brian Sylvestre, Fabinho, Richie Marquez (Conor Casey 71′), Ethan White, Ray Gaddis, Brian Carroll, Vincent Nogueira, Cristian Maidana (Zach Pfeffer 61′), Andrew Wenger (Eric Ayuk 39′), Sebastien Le Toux, CJ Sapong
Unused Subs: John McCarthy, Sheanon Williams, Steven Vitoria, Fred

Toronto FC
Joe Bendik, Justin Morrow, Eriq Zavaleta, Damien Perquis, Ashtone Morgan, Collen Warner (Jackson 67′), Marco Delgado, Benoit Cheyrou, Jonathan Osorio (Daniel Lovitz 88′), Jozy Altidore (Jay Chapman 84′), Sebastian Giovinco
Unused Subs: Alex Bono, Warren Creavalle, Clement Simonin, Daniel Lovitz, Robbie Findley

Scoring Summary
TOR: Marco Delgado (Sebastian Giovinco, Jonathan Osario) — 29
TOR: Sebastian Giovinco — 32
PHI: Conor Casey (CJ Sapong) — 90+1

Disciplinary Summary
None

May 2, 2015: Philadelphia Union 0-1 Toronto FC

PSP Match Report Highlights

Toronto FC defeated Philadelphia Union 1-0 on Saturday afternoon at PPL Park thanks to a knuckling Sebastian Giovinco free kick from 35 yards that wrong-footed goalkeeper John McCarthy.

Despite winning the possession battle 66% to 34%, the Union were only able to fire one shot on goal. A late goal from Fernando Aristeguieta was disallowed when he was ruled offside.

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

Two struggling teams rolled onto the field at PPL Park on Saturday. 

Only one of those teams could summon a pure moment of quality, which proved to be the only difference in the match.

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Philadelphia Union
John McCarthy, Sheanon Williams (Conor Casey 66′), Ethan White, Maurice Edu, Raymon Gaddis, Michael Lahoud (Richie Marquez 5′), Zach Pfeffer, Cristian Maidana, Eric Ayuk, Andrew Wenger (Sebastien Le Toux (54′), Fernando Aristeguieta
Unused Subs: Andre Blake, Fabinho, Conor Casey, Jimmy McLaughlin, Fred, Sebastien Le Toux

Toronto FC
Chris Konopka, Justin Morrow, Damien Perquis, Nick Hagglund, Jackson (Warren Creavalle 71′), Michael Bradley, Benoit Cheyrou, Robbie Findley (Collen Warner 76′), Sebastian Giovinco (Eriq Zavaleta 90′), Jozy Altidore
Unused Subs: Quillan Roberts, Luke Moore, Daniel Lovitz, Jonathan Osorio

Scoring Summary
TOR: Sebastian Giovinco — 34

Disciplinary Summary
TOR: Nick Hagglund  (hand) — 43
PHI: Ray Gaddis (off the ball foul) — 56

September 6, 2014: Toronto FC 0-2 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights

Conor Casey and Andrew Wenger scored in the first half and the Philadelphia Union topped Toronto FC for the second time this week. The win moves Philadelphia back into a playoff spot (at the time this report was written.)

It only took 8 minutes for Casey to put the Union ahead, who headed home a lovely floated ball from Sheanon Williams. Williams also got the helper on Wenger’s 44th minute goal with a composed header back across the face of the Toronto goal for the winger to guide into the net.

Zac MacMath was forced into several key second half saves, and Toronto twice rattled the crossbar in the second half, but the Union goal was never breached and the team claimed their second clean sheet in a row.

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

Thank you, Toronto FC, the Philadelphia Union needed that.

Thank you to the rapidly nose-diving Toronto FC, and new manager Greg Vanney, for the insipid, unimaginative soccer that made asserting the Union’s will and game plan on both matches so simple.

Let’s take a quick moment to talk about how to control Toronto. Step 1. Put one man on Michael Bradley and provide help via a second whenever he is on the ball. Step 2. There is no Step 2. It is that simple.

When the Union managed to do that, their opponents ran out of ideas faster than Doneil Henry collects yellow cards.

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Philadelphia Union
Zac MacMath, Ray Gaddis, Maurice Edu, Ethan White, Sheanon Williams, Amobi Okugo, Vincent Nogueira, Andrew Wenger, Cristian Maidana (Brian Carroll, 89), Sebastien Le Toux (Danny Cruz, 81), Connor Casey (Pedro Ribeirao, 69)
Unused substitutions: Andre Blake, Fabinho, Brian Brown, Fred

Toronto FC
Joe Bendik, Bradley Orr, Doniel Henry, Mark Bloom, Nick Hagglund (Warren Creavalle, 78), Collen Warner (Kyle Bekker, 44), Dominic Oduro, Dwayne De Rosario (Jackson, 70), Michael Bradley, Gilberto, Luke Moore
Unused substitutions: Chris Konopka, Ryan Richter, Daniel Lovitz, Andrew Wiedemann

Scoring Summary
PHI: Connor Casey (Sheanon Williams) — 8
PHI: Andrew Wenger (Sheanon Williams) — 44

Disciplinary Summary
TOR: Doniel Henry (Foul) — 28

Referee: Alan Kelly
Attendance: 22,591

September 3, 2014: Philadelphia Union 1-0 Toronto FC

PSP Match Report Highlights

In the first game of a home and home series against Toronto FC, Conor Casey’s 56th minute tally was all the Philadelphia Union needed to claim three points at PPL Park. The better side for the majority of the match, the Union struggled to create clear cut chances, but against a club in midst of the turmoil after the late season firing of coach Ryan Nelsen, it was enough.

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

It hardly mattered how they did it, but Philadelphia Union needed to take all three points from Toronto Wednesday night.

And in one of the better team efforts this season, they did.

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Philadelphia Union
Zac MacMath, Ray Gaddis, Maurice Edu, Ethan White, Sheanon Williams, Amobi Okugo, Brian Carroll, Andre Wenger, Cristian Maidana (Fred, 71), Sebastien Le Toux, Conor Casey (Brian Brown, 61)

Toronto FC
Joe Bendik, Mark Bloom, Nick Hagglund, Doneil Henry, Ashtone Morgan, Daniel Lovitz (Bright Dike, 83), Collen Warner, Michael Bradley, Jonathan Osorio (Gilberto, 45), Dominic Oduro (Ryan Richter, 84), Luke Moore

Scoring Summary
PHI: Conaor Casey (Sebatien Letoux, Cristian Maidana) — 55

Disciplinary Summary
PHI: Yellow — Maurice Edu — 33 (Hand)
TOR: Red — Ashtone Morgan — 77 (Professional Foul)
TOR: Yellow — Michael Bradley — 84 (Foul)
TOR: Yellow — Doniel Henry– 90 +3 (Foul)

October 5, 2013: Philadelphia Union 1-0 Toronto FC

PSP Match Report Highlights

The little-used Kleberson picked the perfect time to open his MLS account, powering home a free kick deep into stoppage time and sending the 10-man Philadelphia Union to a much needed victory against Toronto FC. While the match itself was a dour affair with both sides struggling to create genuine goalscoring chances, Kleberson made the most of a rare appearance, waving away Sebastien Le Toux before freezing Joe Bendik on his line and sending PPL Park into delirium.

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

Job done.

Again.

Entering into the five-match run-in following a bye week, the Union have begun with a possible 6 out of 6 points. While the quality of the soccer has hardly merits replay on NBC’s inevitable “MLS Classic” channel, 6 points is 6 points.

This most recent victory was snatched at the death after the Union appeared to have squandered an opportunity to beat up on a struggling Eastern Conference foe. But fortunately for the sellout crowd at PPL Park, Fabinho’s ejection for a kick landed into Alvaro Rey’s back proved a galvanizing moment for the remaining 10 players on the pitch.

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Philadelphia Union
Zac MacMath; Sheanon Williams, Amobi Okugo, Jeff Parke, Ray Gaddis; Danny Cruz (Kleberson 79), Brian Carroll, Michael Farfan, Fabinho; Conor Casey (Sebastien Le Toux ’68), Jack McInerney (Antoine Hoppenot ’58)
Unused substitutes: Oka Nikolov, Matt Kassel, Keon Daniel, Aaron Wheeler

Toronto FC
Joe Bendik; Ashtone Morgan, Steven Caldwell, Doneil Henry, Mark Bloom; Alvaro Rey, Darel Russell, Jonathan Osorio, Jeremy Hall (Reggie Lambe ’89), Bobby Convey (Andrew Wiedeman ’67); Bright Dike (Robert Earnshaw ’63)
Unused substitutes: Jonas Elmer, Stefan Frei, Gale Agbossoumonde, Kyle Bekker

Scoring Summary
90+ – PHI: Kleberson

Discipline Summary
41 – PHI: McInerney (caution)
46 – TFC: Morgan (caution)
77 – PHI: Fabinho (ejection)
77 – TFC: Rey (caution)
79 – PHI: Williams (caution)
83 – TFC: Hall (caution)
86 – TFC: Bendik (caution)

Referee: Armando Villarreal
Attendance: 18996

June 1, 2013: Toronto FC 1-1 Philadelphia Union


PSP Match Report Highlights

Despite conceding the opening goal while being up a man, the Union stole a road point from Toronto FC courtesy of Jack McInerney’s stoppage time equalizer.

Looking leggy and overwhelmed from the opening whistle, the Union spent the majority of the first half under siege, until Doneil Henry’s 40th minute ejection took the hosts down to 10 men.

Toronto still looked the better side despite the numerical disadvantage, and Jonathan Osorio grabbed the opener when he headed home Jeremy Brockie’s cross in the 66th minute. Down a goal, the Union continued to lack the impetus to attack, but McInerney again put himself in the right place to break Toronto’s hearts, shooting inside the far post in second half stoppage time.

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

What is left to say that hasn’t been said about the Union midfield?

For the duration of play against Toronto FC on Saturday evening at BMO field, they were outplayed, outclassed and out-thought by a quartet of players who lack even the basic chemistry that comes from playing together. Against a side that hasn’t won since March 9, the Union came up second best. And they played up a man for 50 minutes.

The point gained from Jack McInerney’s stoppage time heroics is undeniably vital, and winning a point on the road after a long stretch of games and travel with little time for rest is commendable. But in the long term, games like Saturday’s will become important more for points lost than points gained.

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Philadelphia Union
Zac MacMath; Sheanon Williams, Amobi Okugo, Jeff Parke,Ray Gaddis; Michael Farfan (Antoine Hoppenot ’71), Brian Carroll, Kleberson (Keon Daniel ’16), Danny Cruz; Jack McInerney, Sebastien Le Toux (Conor Casey ’59)
Unused substitutes: Chris Konopka, Matt Kassel, Chris Albright, Leo Fernandes

Toronto FC
Joe Bednik; Ryan Richter, Doneil Henry, Steven Caldwell, Darren O’Dea; Jonathan Osorio, Matias Laba, Jeremy Hall, Bobby Convey; Luis Silva (Ashtone Morgan ’46), Robert Earnshaw (Jeremy Brockie ’61) (Danny Koevermans ’86)
Unused Substitutes: Gale Agbossoumonde, Reggie Lambe, Quillan Roberts, Darel Russell

Scoring Summary
66 – TOR: Osorio (Brockie, Hall)
90 – PHI: McInerney

Discipline Summary
25 – PHI: Carroll (caution)
27 – TOR: Henry (caution)
27 – PHI: MacMath (caution)
41 – TOR: Henry (caution + ejection)
77 – TOR: Laba (caution)
84 – PHI: Parke (caution)

Referee: Geoff Gamble

April 13, 2013: Philadelphia Union 1-1 Toronto FC

PSP Match Report Highlights

After a woeful first half from both sides, Robert Earnshaw’s goal against the run of play set up a feverish finish from the Philadelphia Union that saw Jack McInerney nab the equalizer for his fourth goal of the season. It was a choppy, start-stop 1–1 affair that threatened to boil over on multiple occasions with referee Sorin Stoica handing out nine yellow cards, including two to Toronto fullback Ashtone Morgan.

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

The Union summed up their tactical outlook for Saturday’s match in less than ten seconds.

Five passes, four of them backward, before Brian Carroll hoofed an aimless punt forward to concede possession.

After dusting off the Sebastien Le Toux as midfielder experiment to bookend the already positionally-challenged Danny Cruz, the Philadelphia Union defaulted into a game of dump and chase.

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Philadelphia Union
Zac MacMath; Sheanon Williams, Amobi Okugo, Jeff Parke, Ray Gaddis (Kleberson ’79); Danny Cruz (Michael Farfan ’65), Keon Daniel, Brian Carroll, Sebastien Le Toux (Antoine Hoppenot ’73); Conor Casey, Jack McInerney
Unused Substitutes: Chris Konopka, Gabriel Farfan, Roger Torres, Michael Lahoud

Toronto FC
Joe Bendik; Darel Russell (Ryan Richter ‘7), Gale Agbossoumonde, Darren O’Dea, Ashtone Morgan; Reggie Lambe, Jeremy Hall, Luis Silva (Jonathan Osorio ’73), Hogan Ephraim; Justin Braun, Robert Earnshaw (John Bostock ’85)
Unused Substitutes: Stefan Frei, Andrew Wiedeman, Kyle Bekker, Danny Califf

Scoring Summary
71 – TOR: Earnshaw (Morgan)
90 – PHI: McInerney (Casey)

Discipline Summary
21 – TOR: Morgan (caution)
36 – PHI: Cruz (caution)
68 – TOR: Agbossoumonde (caution)
74 – TOR: Ephraim (caution)
75 – TOR: O’Dea (caution)
81 – TOR: Bendik (caution)
83 – PHI: Daniel (caution)
89 – TOR: Morgan (caution + ejection)
90 – PHI: Casey (caution)

Referee: Sorin Stoica

September 15, 2012: Toronto FC 1-1 Philadelphia Union


PSP Match Report Highlights

The Union’s winless streak rose to seven matches after they turned in another lackluster performance in a 1-1 draw Saturday afternoon at BMO Field against Toronto.

Roger Torres was brought on for Gabriel Farfan as the Union looked to add creativity to their midfielder and the diminutive Colombian began the play that led to the Union’s equalizer.

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

…fairly predictably, Hackworth clung to his two holding-midfield setup like a man who simply has not considered another option.

The Union may be young, but it’s time to take off the training wheels, throw real numbers into the attack and see what happens.

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Scoring Summary
58 – TOR: Hassli (Silva)
85 – PHI: Williams (Hoppenot)

Discipline Summary
23 – TOR: Hassli (caution)
39 – PHI: M. Farfan (caution)
84 – TOR: Hall (caution)
90 – PHI: Carroll (caution)

Referee
Silviu Petrescu

Attendance
15,669

Philadelphia Union
Zac MacMath; Sheanon Williams, Amobi Okugo, Carlos Valdes, Gabriel Farfan (Roger Torres ’83); Brian Carroll, Michael Lahoud (Chandler Hoffman ’61), Michael Farfan; Freddy Adu (Antoine Hoppenot ’71), Jack McInerney, Danny Cruz
Unused substitutes: Chase Harrison, Raymon Gaddis, Chris Albright, Jimmy McLaughlin

Toronto FC
Milos Kocic; Jeremy Hall, Richard Eckersley, Darren O’Dea, Logan Emory; Reggie Lambe , Aaron Maund, Terry Dunfield, Ryan Johnson; Eric Hassli (Quincy Amarikwa ’80), Luis Silva
Unused Substitutes: Freddy Hall, Andrew Wiedeman, Adrian Cann, Eric Avila, Matt Stinson, Dicoy Williams

July 8, 2012: Philadelphia Union 3 – 0 Toronto FC


PSP Match Report Highlights

In a battle of the bottom two teams on the Eastern Conference table, Philadelphia Union pounded a listless Toronto FC side 3-0 before 18,393 jubilant fans at PPL Park on Sunday.

Having taken over as leader of the Union’s attacking line, Jack McInerney continued his excellent play, stretching the Toronto defense immediately to announce his intentions against a visiting side that would struggle to cope with McInerney’s razor sharp lines of running all day.

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

…in a must-win game for both teams, the Union deserve all the credit for coming out sharp and focused, taking the game to Toronto and refusing to let up.

With the decidedly defensive minded Torsten Frings and Terry Dunfield coming through the center of the pitch, Toronto pinned all their attacking hopes on their two outside midfielders. Union fullbacks Sheanon Williams and Gabriel Farfan proved it to be a poor tactical decision  as they took turns beating their marks.

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Scoring Summary
34 – PHI: Gomez (McInerney)
36 – PHI: Adu (G. Farfan)
78 – PHI: Hoppenot (M. Farfan)

Discipline Summary
56 – TOR: Johnson (caution)
77 – TOR: Frings (caution)

Union: Zac MacMath; Sheanon Williams, Carlos Valdes, Amobi Okugo, Gabriel Farfan (Chris Albright ’89); Brian Carroll, Gabriel Gomez, Michael Farfan (Roger Torres ’83); Freddy Adu, Jack McInerney (Antoine Hoppenot ’65), Lionard Pajoy
Unused substitutes: Chris Konopka, Raymon Gaddis, Michael Lahoud, Keon Daniel

Toronto: Milos Kocic; Ashtone Morgan, Richard Eckersley, Logan Emory (Doneil Henry ’86), Jeremy Hall; Reggie Lambe, Torsten Frings, Terry Dunfield (Luis Silva ’65), Eric Avila (Julian De Guzman ’46); Danny Koevermans, Ryan Johnson
Unused substitutes: Quillan Roberts, Nick Soolsma, Matt Stinson, Aaron Maund

Referee: Paul Ward

May 26, 2012: Toronto FC 1 – 0 Philadelphia Union


PSP Match Report Highlights

Usually, the third time is the charm. For Toronto FC, it was the tenth as they were the better side throughout in besting the Union 1-0 Saturday at BMO Field to earn their first points of 2012.

Were it not for the poor finishing of Toronto’s Ryan Johnson and the heroics of Union third-string goalkeeper Chris Konopka, it could have been far worse for the visitors, who only registered one shot on goal over the full 90.

 PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

The Union coaching staff’s gimmicks, gambits, gadgets, ploys and ruses are dragging players out of their comfort zones, and on Saturday it played right into the hands off their opponents.

Adu’s routine is becoming repetitive: He demands the ball high up the pitch and treats every touch as if he will use it to score a goal. With Gabriel Farfan putting in the extra effort to overlap, Adu rarely so much as looks at him, preferring to cut into the pitch to try and create magic out of thin air with his every possession

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Scoring Summary
88 – TOR: Danny Koevermans (Nick Soolsma)

Disciplinary Summary
11 – PHI: Raymon Gaddis (Caution)
29 – PHI: Lionard Pajoy (Caution)
30 – TOR: Ashtone Morgan (Caution)
43 – TOR: Julian de Guzman (Caution)

Philadelphia: Chris Konopka; Raymon Gaddis (Michael Lahoud ’37), Sheanon Williams, Carlos Valdes, Gabriel Farfan; Brian Carroll, Michael Farfan, Freddy Adu, Kai Herdling (Antoine Hoppenot ’65); Lionard Pajoy, Danny Mwanga (Josue Martinez ’83)
Unused Substitutes: Amobi Okugo, Brian Rowe, Greg Jordan, Cristhian Hernandez

Toronto: Milos Kocic; Jeremy Hall, Doneil Henry, Adrian Cann, Ashtone Morgan; Torsten Frings, Julian de Guzman, Luis Silva (Nick Soolsma ’70); Joao Plata (Danny Koevermans ’63), Ryan Johnson, Reggie Lambe (Richard Eckersley ’54)
Unused Substitutes: Junior Burgos, Terry Dunfield, Ty Harden, Quillan Roberts

Referee: Juan Guzman

October 15, 2011: Philadelphia 1 – 1 Toronto FC

PSP Match Report Highlights

While the Union’s unbeaten streak now stands at eight games, the draw will be considered disappointing. The silver lining is that they have clinched their first ever playoff spot.

The Union could not rev up the offense after taking their foot off the gas and conceding the equalizer.

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

[Aron Winter] might as well have just driven the team bus out on the field and parked it in front of his goal.

While the Union had a number of chances to close their home campaign with a victory, the combination of Kocic’s great day at the office and some poor finishing in front of goal combined to deprive the Union of the win.

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Scoring Summary:
PHI — Sebastien Le Toux 11 (Justin Mapp 4) 42
TOR — Ryan Johnson 3 (Nick Soolsma 5) 57

Toronto FC — Milos Kocic, Doneil Henry (Kyle Davies 69), Ty Harden, Andy Iro, Ashtone Morgan, Matt Stinson, Eric Avila, Torsten Frings (Nathan Sturgis 54), Nick Soolsma, Joao Plata (Gianluca Zavarise 59), Ryan Johnson.
Substitutes Not Used: Danny Koevermans, Peri Marosevic, Mikael Yourassowsky, Stefan Frei.

TOTAL SHOTS: 7 (Ryan Johnson 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (3 tied with 1); FOULS: 7 (Ryan Johnson 2, Matt Stinson 2); OFFSIDES: 2 (Ryan Johnson 2); CORNER KICKS: 4 (Eric Avila 4); SAVES: 5 (Milos Kocic 5)

Philadelphia Union — Faryd Mondragon, Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Gabriel Farfan, Michael Farfan, Brian Carroll, Freddy Adu (Jack McInerney 62), Justin Mapp (Roger Torres 76), Veljko Paunovic (Danny Mwanga 72), Sebastien Le Toux.
Substitutes Not Used: Stefani Miglioranzi, Kyle Nakazawa, Amobi Okugo, Zac MacMath.

TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (3 tied with 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Sheanon Williams 2); FOULS: 11 (Freddy Adu 3); OFFSIDES: 5 (Sebastien Le Toux 2); CORNER KICKS: 5 (Sebastien Le Toux 2, Justin Mapp 2); SAVES: 2 (Faryd Mondragon 2)

Misconduct Summary:
TOR — Andy Iro (caution; Reckless Tackle) 43

Referee: Silviu Petrescu
Referee’s Assistants: Eric Proctor; Daniel Belleau
4th Official: Drew Fischer
Attendance: 19,178
Time of Game: 1:54
Weather: Sunny-and-65-degrees

May 28, 2011: Toronto FC 2 – 6 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights

The Union scored six goals against a hapless Toronto FC defense, with Justin Mapp and Danny Mwanga both netting braces.

It was a dominant performance, but the fifteen minutes of guileless defending to start the second half will worry Nowak and Hackworth.

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To bask in the glory of a six-star performance is tempting. So give in for a moment. Most goals in team history… Le Toux and Mwanga together… a goal off a set piece…

Twice the Toronto defense backed off, afraid to challenge Mapp. Twice his prodigious left leg buried the ball behind Stefan Frei.

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Scoring Summary:
PHI — Gabriel Farfan 1 (Jordan Harvey 1) 3
PHI — Justin Mapp 1 (Kyle Nakazawa 2) 11
PHI — Kyle Nakazawa 1 (Danny Mwanga 2, Sebastien Le Toux 2) 44
TOR — Maicon Santos 4 (Danleigh Borman 1) 50
TOR — Maicon Santos 5 (Danleigh Borman 2) 59
PHI — Justin Mapp 2 (unassisted) 62
PHI — Danny Mwanga 2 (Sebastien Le Toux 3) 72
PHI — Danny Mwanga 3 (unassisted) 89

Philadelphia Union — Faryd Mondragon, Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Jordan Harvey, Gabriel Farfan, Kyle Nakazawa (Keon Daniel 63), Brian Carroll, Justin Mapp, Sebastien Le Toux, Danny Mwanga.
Substitutes Not Used: Chris Agorsor, Juan Diego Gonzalez, Jack McInerney, Carlos Ruiz, Roger Torres, Zac MacMath.

TOTAL SHOTS: 17; SHOTS ON GOAL: 9; FOULS: 16; OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 2

Toronto FC — Stefan Frei, Richard Eckersley, Dicoy Williams, Ty Harden (Alen Stevanovic 74), Dan Gargan (Danleigh Borman 46), Tony Tchani, Julian de Guzman (Javier Martina 46), Mikael Yourassowsky, Nick Soolsma, Maicon Santos, Joao Plata.
Substitutes Not Used: Nana Attakora, Adrian Cann, Nathan Sturgis, Milos Kocic.

TOTAL SHOTS: 18; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 11; OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 3

Misconduct Summary:
PHI — Jordan Harvey (caution; Reckless Tackle) 39

Referee: Niko Bratsis
Referee’s Assistants: -Claudio Badea; Jason Cullum
4th Official: Ricardo Salazar
Time of Game: 1:48
Weather: Flurries-and-54-degrees Attendance: 20,122

July 17, 2010 Philadelphia Union 2 – 1 Toronto FC

PSP Match Report Highlights

Toronto FC came to Chester on an eight-game unbeaten streak but it won’t reach nine. Philadelphia Union knocked off Toronto  2-1 on Saturday thanks to a stoppage time penalty kick by Sebastien Le Toux.

Moreno was listed as “OUT” on the official league injury report, but he started. Shea Salinas wasn’t listed on the injury report prior to the San Jose game but he didn’t start due to injury and sat out today.

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Scoring Summary:
PHI — Michael Orozco Fiscal 1 (Sebastien Le Toux 7) 61
TOR — Chad Barrett 5 (unassisted) 81
PHI — Sebastien Le Toux 7 (penalty kick) 94+

Toronto FC — Stefan Frei, Dan Gargan (Maksim Usanov 84), Nana Attakora, Adrian Cann, Nick Garcia, Fuad Ibrahim (Maicon Correa 63), Amadou Sanyang, Julian de Guzman, Nick LaBrocca (Jacob Peterson 72), Dwayne De Rosario, Chad Barrett.

Philadelphia Union — Chris Seitz, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Cristian Arrieta, Danny Califf, Jordan Harvey, Sebastien Le Toux, Stefani Miglioranzi, Amobi Okugo (Nick Zimmerman 87), Fred, Alejandro Moreno (Jack McInerney 54), Danny Mwanga (Andrew Jacobson 82).

Misconduct Summary:
TOR — Dan Gargan (caution; Reckless Tackle) 28
PHI — Danny Califf (caution; Tactical Foul) 38
PHI — Cristian Arrieta (caution; Tactical Foul) 48

Referee: Ramon Hernandez
Referee’s Assistants: Chris Strickland; Adam Wienckowski
4th Official: Lee Suckle
Attendance: 17,251
Time of Game: 1:56

April 15, 2010 Toronto FC 2 – 1 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights

Center backs Danny Califf and Shavar Thomas and goalkeeper Chris Seitz all had disastrous games, which cost the Union the match against a team they were clearly better than.

Maybe we shouldn’t have believed the hype about Chris Seitz. He wasn’t asked to do much tonight, and he definitely didn’t. Starting goalkeepers should stop a free kick right at them.

Scoring Summary:
TOR — Dwayne De Rosario 2 (UA) 35’
PHI — Jordan Harvey 1 (Roger Torres 2, Sébastien Le Toux 1) 46+’
TOR — Dwayne De Rosario 3 (PK) 81’

Misconduct Summary:
TOR — Raivis Hscanovics (caution; Reckless Tackle) 16’
TOR — Maksim Usanov (caution; Reckless Foul) 25’
PHI — Danny Califf (ejection; Violent Conduct) 34′
PHI — Stefani Miglioranzi (caution; Reckless Foul) 38’
PHI — Shavar Thomas (caution; Reckless Foul) 57’

Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Referee’s Assistants: Joe Fletcher; Eric Boria
4th Official: Silviu Petrescu
Weather: Partly cloudy and 59 degrees
Attendance: 21,978

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