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MLS Game Summary - Philadelphia at Toronto



(Thursday, April 15, 2010)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Toronto 2, Philadelphia 1

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Toronto FC took advantage of shaky goaltending and a late penalty call to earn a 2-1 victory over the expansion Philadelphia Union in their 2010 Major League Soccer home opener at BMO Field on Thursday night.

Dwayne De Rosario scored both goals for the home side and has now accounted for all three tallies the Canadian club has scored in three games this season.

The game was pretty uneventful until the 34th minute when Union defender Danny Califf was issued a red card for knocking down Julian de Guzman, who was breaking past him to try and intercept a back-pass to goalkeeper Chris Seitz.

De Rosario took the ensuing free kick from about 25 yards out to give the Reds the 1-0 advantage. De Rosario blasted through the defensive wall right at Seitz, but the goalkeeper watched the ball deflect off his hands and into the net for a dreadful goal.

The Union (1-2-0), who were forced to play the rest of the game down a man, equalized in first-half stoppage time on a beautiful buildup capped off by a Jordan Harvey volley. Roger Torres made the play by looping a pass over the defense to the back post to Harvey.

Philadelphia had the better of the play for the majority of the second half even though they were playing down a man, but couldn't break through.

The Reds got the break they needed with less than 10 minutes to play after another blunder by Seitz. With O'Brian White breaking into the area, Seitz dove at the ball and took the striker's to the ground, earning a penalty-kick call.

The Union (1-2-0) will try to rebound in their next league match at Red Bull New York on April 24, while TFC plays on Sunday at Colorado.

04/15 22:08:53 ET