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Photo:  Paul Rudderow 

All-time record: 3–2–1
At PPL Park: 2–0–1
At BMO Field: 1–2–0
Goals for: 13
Goals against: 7

Did you know…

The Union scored on 3 of their 4 shots on target against Toronto in their last meeting in July.

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 a poor tactical decision  as they took turns beating their marks.”

PSP Photo Essay

Link to MLS Match Center 

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”

Link to MLS Match Center 

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 seen as a disappointment for the Union. The silver lining is that they have clinched their first ever playoff spot.”

“The Union could not turn the offensive tap back on after they took their foot off the gas and conceded 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.”

PSP Photo Essay

Link to MLS Match Center for Stats, Chalkboard and more. 

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.”

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

“To bask in the glory of a six star performance is tempting. So give in, just 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.


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.


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 in to Chester on an eight-game unbeaten streak. They can go home without it. Philadelphia Union knocked off Toronto  2-1 on Saturday thanks to a stoppage time penalty kick scored 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 because of an injury and sat out today.”

PSP Photo Essay

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 had disastrous games, as did goalkeeper Chris Seitz, and it cost the Union the match against a team they were clearly better than.”

“Maybe we shouldn’t have believe 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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