The Philadelphia Union and Toronto FC split the points tonight, as they were both able to score two goals a piece. The Union opened the scoring in the 11th minute of this one, as new striker Jay Simpson opened his Union scoring account with a low header after a cross into the box from Fabian Herbers was nodded on by Chris Pontius. Unfortunately that was about all we saw of Simpson as he had to be subbed out in the 29th minute because of a rib injury and CJ Sapong took his place. Four minutes later Alejandro Bedoya had a golden opportunity to double the lead from the penalty spot, but his shot was denied by the crossbar. Another key injury occurred in stoppage time of the first half, as Toronto’s star player Sebastian Giovinco was forced off the pitch after a hard challenge from Oguchi Onyewu. The following free kick caused a weak foul in the penalty box by Derrick Jones on Jozy Altidore, who converted his penalty opportunity, leading to the two teams heading to half level at one.
The second half started out quietly until the 71st minute when Justin Morrow was able to give Toronto the lead 2-1. But not even two minutes later the Union were able to equalize as CJ Sapong was able to deke out the goalie and score his first goal of the season. Both sides gave it their all in the final minutes to try to score the go ahead goal, but it was all for not, and the game was called in a bizarre fashion as the Union looked to be in a potential goal scoring position.
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1 - not a pro (USL/NASL/MLS) quality performance
4 - average USL starter
6 - average MLS starter
9 - MLS All Star