Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
RSL adds to Toronto's misery
by Paul Kennedy, September 16th, 2010 1:19AM

TAGS:  concacaf champions league, real salt lake, toronto fc


[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] A change in head coach didn't mean a change in fortunes for Toronto FC. After taking an early lead in the first all-MLS clash in the Concacaf Champions League, visiting TFC collapsed and fell to Real Salt Lake, 4-1.

Playing its first game under interim coach Nick Dasovic since the firing of head coach Preki and director of soccer Mo Johnston, Toronto was gifted a goal scored by Maicon Santos in the eighth minute.

But the Toronto defense could not hold, and Kyle Beckerman and Jamison Olave scored on headers off corner kicks to send Real Salt Lake, unbeaten at home in its last 28 games, into the locker room with a 2-1 lead.

Things got worse for TFC in the second half when Spaniard Mista was red carded and then RSL was awarded a penalty kick for a rash challenge by Nick Garcia on Will Johnson.

Alvaro Saborio converted the penalty kick -- his fifth goal in three Concacaf Champions League matches -- and 21-year-old Paulo Araujo Jr. closed out the scoring 10 minutes later. Araujo was playing his first game for RSL since being acquired on loan from Miami FC of the D-2 Pro League.

RSL is tied with Cruz Azul for first place with six points. TFC and Arabe Unido are third with three points.

Cruz Azul crushed Arabe Unido, 6-0. Javier Orozco, Cruz Azul's 21-year-old star, scored the first three goals to give him seven goals in the last two games.

  1. Carl Walther
    commented on: September 17, 2010 at 11:21 a.m.
    Mista--Great! Another gamberro for MLS.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS: Lots at stake in Wednesday's games    
There's an abbreviated MLS schedule this week for the FIFA international window with two games on ...
Concacaf Olympic Qualifying: Day 5    
Canada, which has not qualified for the Olympic men's soccer tournament since 1984, moved into Saturday's ...
Three Takeaways from USA-Panama Olympic qualifier    
The USA had already clinched first place in Group A of the Concacaf Olympic qualifying tournament ...
TV Report: NWSL viewers up for final, down for season    
The NWSL final won by FC Kansas City over regular-season champion Seattle averaged 167,000 viewers, the ...
Landon Donovan wants Klinsmann to be held accountable    
The conventional wisdom is that Jurgen Klinsmann's job is not on the line if the USA ...
Offseason: NWSL Thorns send five players on loan overseas    
The Portland Thorns loaned defenders Steph Catley (Melbourne City FC), Kendall Johnson (Western Sydney Wanderers) and ...
What They're Saying: Michael Bradley    
"Certainly when you talk about the United States in a bigger way, one of the beautiful ...
Video Pick: Brazilian mascot loses his head     
O Vovo ("Grandpa"), the mascot of Brazilian second division club Ceara, apparently doesn't get that his ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"Jurgen said many times he wants our players to feel pressure. ... Well, the same holds ...
What They're Saying: Roy Keane     
"Yes, why wouldn't he be? He didn’t have the baby. Unless he's breastfeeding he should be ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives