MLS Game Summary - Toronto at Los Angeles|
(Saturday, June 11, 2011)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Toronto 2, Los Angeles 2
Carson, CA (Sports Network) - Alan Gordon made quite a return to The Home
Depot Center on Saturday as he scored two goals, including the equalizer in
the 94th minute, to help Toronto FC earn a 2-2 draw with the Los Angeles
Galaxy, his former team.
The game was dominated by L.A. over the first 45 minutes, with Chris Birchall
scoring for the hosts inside of two minutes with a shot that beat Toronto
goalkeeper Stefan Frei from the top of the penalty area.
Miguel Lopez struck the post for the Galaxy (8-2-7) a few minutes later, and
Juan Pablo Angel was also denied by the woodwork before halftime as L.A. took
a lead into the break.
But the visitors answered in the second half when Gordon headed home a left-
wing cross from Danleigh Borman, which snapped a streak of 478 minutes without
conceding a goal for the Galaxy.
Maicon Santos then had a rocket from 20 yards come back off the crossbar one
minute later as Toronto (2-5-8) continued to threaten.
The game remained locked at 1-1 entering stoppage time, but Angel appeared to
snatch all three points for the hosts when Todd Dunivant's deflected shot
dropped into his path, allowing the Colombian to rip a volley past Frei.
However, Gordon wasn't done tormenting his old side as he left goalkeeper Josh
Saunders with no chance on a well-struck volley of his own that was perfectly
placed from inside the area.
TFC's winless streak was extended to six games with the result, but it has to
be a good point for the team, while the Galaxy is now unbeaten in its last
eight but will feel as though two points were lost in this match.
06/12 01:21:02 ET