Toronto FC 1, Philadelphia Union 1 | 2016 MLS Match Recap
Toronto FC and the Philadelphia Union split the points after a 1-1 draw Saturday afternoon at BMO Field, with TFC finding their way through a stingy Union defense to equalize late.
The Union dominated early, and an Alejandro Bedoya chip and surefire Goal of the Year candidate which opened up the scoring stood as the lone goal past the hour mark. It took an outstanding individual effort by Jonathan Osorio dribbling and weaving through the Union back line to set up Justin Morrow for the tight angle goal.
From then on it was all Toronto FC, but hard luck saw Jozy Altidore's best attempt at a go ahead goal clang off the post. There was a late penalty shout to close out the contest, but Altidore's pleas only earned him a yellow card for dissent.
- 25' - PHI - Alejandro Beyoda (Fabian Herbers)
- 70' - TOR - Justin Morrow (Jonathan Osorio)
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- MORE GOALS ON THE MORROW: Morrow's four goals in 2016 are the most by any defender, according to Opta. Somewhat surprising for a defender, but not for those familiar with Morrow's game, all of his goals have been with his left foot.
- BEDOYA GETS IT GOING: Bedoya's chip to beat Clint Irwin was a thing of beauty to open his MLS account, but perhaps you're wondering when last Bedoya scored on North American soil. That would be a late goal for the United States in a 2013 friendly in San Diego.
- ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE: Weathering the storm was tough late for the Union, but sometimes it's better to be lucky.
Union lucky to hold on to a point there. It's a big draw and barring a total catastrophe in October, they'll host a playoff game. #DOOP— Joe Tansey (@JTansey90) September 24, 2016
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- TOR: Wednesday vs. Orlando City (7:30 pm ET, FS1)
- PHI: Saturday at New York Red Bulls (7:00 pm ET, MLS LIVE)