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Toronto FC
TOR
Final
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Chicago Fire
CHI
Wednesday, September 11, 20137:30 PM
BMO FieldMLS Regular SeasonCloudyTSN,RDS2Attendance: 15217

Match Summary

GOALS AND ASSISTS

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TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 23'TORRobert Earnshaw
  • Bobby Convey
 20'CHIDilly Duka
  • Chris Rolfe
DISCIPLINARY

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TimeClubPlayerReason
 90'+1'TOR Doneil HenryFoul
 71'TOR Jeremy HallFoul
 45'+1'TOR Justin BraunFoul
 29'TOR Bobby ConveyFoul
SUBSTITUTIONS

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 90'TOR
Jonas Elmer (D)
Álvaro Rey (M)
 78'CHI
Juan Luis Anangonó (F)
Alex (M)
 75'TOR
Bright Dike (F)
Andrew Wiedeman (F)
 68'CHI
Dan Paladini (M)
Dilly Duka (M)
 56'CHI
Quincy Amarikwa (F)
Patrick Nyarko (M)
 25'TOR
Justin Braun (F)
Robert Earnshaw (F)

Starting Formations

12Bendik27Eckersley13Caldwell4Henry5Morgan23Rey25Hall21Osorio15Convey32Wiedeman10EarnshawM163172467825Johnson6Anibaba22Berry4Soumaré13Segares8Duka20Larentowicz71Alex14Nyarko9Magee17RolfeM1215112470333RAA4

Lineups

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Toronto FC
12GJoe Bendik
27DRichard Eckersley
13DSteven Caldwell
4DDoneil Henry
5DAshtone Morgan
23MÁlvaro Rey
25MJeremy Hall
21MJonathan Osorio
15MBobby Convey
32FAndrew Wiedeman
10FRobert Earnshaw
Chicago Fire
25GSean Johnson
6DJalil Anibaba
22DAustin Berry
4DBakary Soumaré
13DGonzalo Segares
8MDilly Duka
20MJeff Larentowicz
71MAlex
14MPatrick Nyarko
9FMike Magee
17FChris Rolfe
Bench
16Darel Russell
3Jonas Elmer
17Justin Braun
24Stefan Frei
6Gale Agbossoumonde
7Bright Dike
8Kyle Bekker
 
12Logan Pause
15Wells Thompson
11Dan Paladini
24Quincy Amarikwa
70Paolo Tornaghi
3Hunter Jumper
33Juan Luis Anangonó
Managers
  Ryan Nelsen
 
  Frank Klopas
OFFICIALS

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RefereeGeoff Gamble  
Assistant RefereeBrian Poeschel  
Assistant RefereeJason Cullum  
Fourth OfficialRobert Sibiga  
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
7:30 PM
BMO Field
TSN,RDS2

TORONTO — Dilly Duka and Robert Earnshaw scored first half goals for Chicago and Toronto respectively as two Eastern Conference sides battled to a 1-1 draw in front of 15,217 at BMO Field on Wednesday evening.

The Fire opened the scoring in the 20th minute on a peculiar play in which Duka chipped a pass to forward Mike Magee, who had made a run into the Toronto box. While the current second-highest goalscorer in the league was unable to get a foot on the ball, TFC keeper Joe Bendik played the ball as if Magee was going to redirect it and ultimately saw Duka’s pass bounce over him into the back of the net.

Toronto equalized three minutes later when Earnshaw received a ball in the Fire box from winger Bobby Convey and then showed great poise while waiting for the Chicago defender to commit before he blasted his shot past keeper Sean Johnson. Unfortunately for Toronto, Earnshaw appeared to pull a muscle on the goal and was subsequently replaced by Justin Braun.

TFC came close to taking the lead just before the half-time whistle when Spaniard Alvaro Rey unleashed a shot that had MLS Goal of the Week written all over it but ultimately saw his effort ring off both the post and the crossbar.

Recently acquired striker Bright Dike made his TFC debut when he came on in place of Andrew Wiedeman in the 75th minute.

Chicago looked like they might have been closing in on a winner late in the second half when it appeared that they had caught Toronto on the counter attack. However, Bendik came up with a big save 1v1 against former TFC striker Quincy Amarikwa.

With the draw, Toronto bounced back from a 4-0 loss to the Portland Timbers on the weekend but also saw their current winless streak stretch to six matches. Chicago, meanwhile, saw their playoff ambitions take something of a hit as they were once again unable to grind out a victory away from Toyota Park.

The Fire return to action on Saturday, September 14th against the New England Revolution at Toyota Park, while TFC will face the New York Red Bulls on Saturday at Red Bull Arena.

MLSsoccer.com Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Dilly Duka Didn't deserve the goal, but probably should have had about three assists. Shows flashes of genius ever game now - needs to do it for 90 to become a star.
2 Bobby Convey Put in an active shift up and down the left flank, and smartly played an early ball on the goal. That was enough to make him a standout.
3 Austin Berry Has shown improved reading of the game over the past two months, and is now stepping confidently into the play when he needs to.