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Saturday, August 25, 2012

AFTER 90: Grand Theft Dunfield

"To Club Escobar! Tell 'em Terry sent ya!"

THE BUZZ:
Will the choice to play a B squad destroy any chance of TFC fight?
At this point in TFC's season does it really matter?
Will fans feel let down if TFC loses to Santos Laguna anyways?
Do you guys know any good clubs in Houston for later?
Is that Miguel Aceval over there?
Did someone put something in my drink..?
Are these Paul Mariner's shorts?

FIRST HALF:
21' - GOAL: Houston: Will Bruin
HOUSTON 1 - TORONTO

FIRST HALF HIGHLIGHT: A TFC record six defended corner kicks
FIRST HALF LOWLIGHT: That hole where a midfield should be

HALFTIME: HOUSTON 1 - TORONTO 0

SECOND HALF:
59' - SUB: Eric Avila on for Andrew Wiedeman
68' - SUB: Ashtone Morgan on for Logan Emory
85' - GOAL: Toronto: Terry Dunfield
HOUSTON 1 - TORONTO 1
89' - SUB: Adrian Cann on for Quincy Amerikwa

SECOND HALF HIGHLIGHT: Terry Bearfeather's smash n' grab
SECOND HALF LOWLIGHT: Paul Mariner saying that this was "the best the team had looked in a long time." Umm. Okay.

FULL TIME: HOUSTON 1 - TORONTO 1

PLAYER RATINGS: Freddy Hall 5.5 / Jeremy Hall 6 / Richard Eckersley 6.5 / Darren O'Dea 7 / Logan Emory 6 (Ashtone Morgan 6) / Andrew Wiedeman 5 (Eric Avila N/A) / Aaron Maund 5.5 / Terry Dunfield 6.5 / Ryan Johnson 5 / Quincy Amarikwa 5.5 (Adrian Cann N/A) / Luis Silva 6.5

THE YORKIES' TFC MAN OF THE MATCH: Darren O'Dea

THE MOOD:
The criminal masterminds that are TFC have once again got a felony on their hands in Houston, Texas. No Torsten Frings wasn't arrested at Club Escobar's "Hot Bavarian Fridays" but rather Terry "Canadian Pirlo" Dunfield stole a late equalizing goal in a match that saw Houston dominate TFC. Was it a well-crafted "rope-a-dope" by Paul Mariner to lull Houston into naptime? Not likely but it showed that The Reds didn't give up and had heart if not anything in the way of tactics.
 
Many will agree with Mariner's choice to sit the starters in preparation for Santos Laguna's CCL visit. It's hard to argue prioritizing the CCL over MLS right now as TFC have no hope at the playoffs. However, if the manager doesn't find a way to make The Reds a far more potent offensive threat then smash n' grabs will be the only results they muster and Central America is no place to go and try to steal anything.


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