Toronto FC at Philadelphia Union: Your Running Commentary

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A late-game Dwayne De Rosario penalty was all that separated these two teams during their first ever meeting in April. Now, the Union look to avenge early-season defeat as Toronto visits PPL Park for the first time in Philly's short existence. 

TFC puts their astounding 11-game unbeaten run on the line against a Philadelphia side that's coming off an impressive 1-0 victory over Celtic midweek. Union fans will look to their leader Sebastien Le Toux who has five goals and two assists in five home matches his year.

A win for Philadelphia propels the Union out of the eastern conference cellar while all three points for the Reds brings them within striking distance of the eastern lead. 

If you will be watching the match, please feel free to share any thoughts, opinions and play-by-play in the comments section below.

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40 Responses to Toronto FC at Philadelphia Union: Your Running Commentary

  1. dusty says:

    Come on Toronto! Hope Mista plays!

  2. SBIGuy says:

    TFC need three points on the round at least 3 times this season. This is one of those games they need to get those points.

  3. Jim says:

    I’ve enjoyed watching Philly play this season. They have some good young talent on their team. I hope TFC doesn’t play for a tie today.

  4. Dan says:

    Pregame feature on Philly local TV on Danny Mwanga. He is in the process of obtaining US citizenship and wants to play for the USMNT.

  5. Aden says:

    How does the crowd look?

  6. Andrew says:

    I wish this was on FSC or something. Oh well.

  7. TheDude says:

    Any ETA?

  8. SBIGuy says:

    CBC.ca has the game. Not sure if it’s available to Americans…

  9. TheDude says:

    *cough* atdhe *cough* net *cough*

  10. Kevin Smith says:

    It wouldn’t be. CBC only streams to Canadians

    Also, Mista is not dressed due to some delay in his transfer certificate, apparently.

  11. seatledba says:

    we get the canadian broadcast in seattle – the crowd looks pretty light but its also 90+ in philly

  12. Andrew says:

    Good call.

  13. SBIGUY says:

    It doesn’t look that light. MLS crowds are notoriously late arriving. It’s never accurate until 20 min in.

  14. SBIGuy says:

    Sons of Ben look great…

  15. Happy Camper says:

    on first kick. Crowd is not light

    HC

  16. Good crowd. Loud too. WatchIng on CBC via mls direct kick. Crappy feed – no HD… Weird.

    Anyway, great atmosphere at PPL.

  17. 45245245246423 says:

    Who else is trying to watch SJ-Spurs and stuck watching boring golf

  18. Classic Philly fans – mocking Frei openly. Great to have them in MLS.

  19. WeatherManNX01 says:

    That would be me.

    I’m upset that the match isn’t on, but I’m more upset that they can’t provide me with one of their programming updates saying “oh, by the way…”

  20. WeatherManNX01 says:

    Okay, now they’ve got a “programming alert” scrolling. Kick is at 4:20 ET. Way to update us five minutes into the timeslot.

  21. Jim says:

    The only thing that could be worse is to have Rick Riley have a filler piece on waiting for the match to start. No!!!!

  22. CILIIblog says:

    Is the comment box giving anyone else trouble?

  23. CILIIblog says:

    I just wanted to know why are the Union home game always in the middle of the day when its hotter than a devils Johnson?

  24. brokejumper says:

    Good to see Seba getting a nice assist.

  25. Eric says:

    Anyone else chuckling at the footage the showed of Henry practicing with New York during halftime of the SJ/Tottenham game? The first thing they showed in that footage was Henry embarassing Andrew Boyens.

  26. Scott A says:

    what were they doing?

  27. Scott A says:

    Is Garcia always this dumb of a defender Toronto fans?

  28. Scott A says:

    Glad to see de Guzman in pain. I still remember his vicious pre-season tackle on Juan Pablo Angel

  29. KevinLin says:

    Doop Doop Doop.

    That was a good game from the union. Still need to work on cutting down the defensive errors but they certainly play a nice attacking game. I liked what I saw from Okugo. His passing needs work but he made a nice run where both of his options to pass to got knocked down.

  30. Eric says:

    Between Okugo, Seitz, Jack Mac, and Mwanga, this team has a lot of good young talent to compete for several years if they all develop correctly.

  31. spencer says:

    Omar Bravo to Kansas City, should be playing by the end of the month.

  32. Eric says:

    Good signing for KC, even though the Wizards seem like a random choice for him to sign for. I assume he counts as a DP?

  33. Dan says:

    Didn’t say that no. But I would assume well before the time where he’s ready to be a factor for the senior side.

    But of course the sooner the better. Would be nice to get him with the U-20s though.

  34. spencer says:

    not sure, my guess would be yes. The article doesn’t say anything specific though.

  35. phil says:

    yeah man!

  36. phil says:

    it was a heat index of 117 on the field….

  37. phil says:

    two words. TV rates.

  38. phil says:

    can we PLEASE trade Arrieta?

  39. Paulgcrowell says:

    Amen. But who would take him. He’s definitely the weakest link on the backline. Drives me crazy.

  40. Between Okugo, Seitz, Jack Mac, and Mwanga, this team has a lot of good young talent to compete for several years if they all develop correctly.