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All-time record: 3–2–4
At PPL Park: 2–0–2
At BMO Field: 1–2–2
Goals for: 16
Goals against: 10

Did you know…

Jack McInerney’s last goal in 2013 (so far) was the stoppage time equalizer against Toronto on June 1. It was the third 1-1 draw in a row between the two teams.

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 grabbed all three points from a match 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
Attendance: 19221

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

PSP Match Report Highlights

“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.”

“When Toronto failed to deal convincingly with a long throw-in from Williams, the ball fell to Carroll. Though he mishit his intended volley, the ball found its way to Casey who spun his body to roll the ball through to the back post where McInerney was waiting to pounce, touching home the equalizer.”

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

“With Le Toux and Cruz looking to play high and seeking balls over the top, Carroll and central midfield partner Keon Daniel often found themselves without even the most basic of outlets to move the ball forward. Simple triangles evaporated as the pair were forced to play catch with the back four before succumbing to the eventual Toronto pressure and resorting to hacking the ball up field.”

“Hustle over technique; hard-running over smart-positioning—those were the core values of the most recent edition of the Union midfield. Judging by the results over the first hour of the match, those values need to be reconsidered.”

PSP Photo Essay

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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
Attendance: 17182

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

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 SummaryScreen shot 2013-04-11 at 6.51.14 PM
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 a poor tactical decision  as they took turns beating their marks.”

PSP Photo Essay

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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
Attendance: 18393

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
Attendance: 18227

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

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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.”

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.”

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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 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


One Comment

  1. it’s crazy that the last two games against toronto had almost the same exact lineup, the same scoreline, and very similar descriptions

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