TORONTO – An early goal by New England’s Diego Fagundez was equalled by a late first-half goal from TFC’s Andrew Wiedeman as two Eastern Conference sides fought to a 1-1 draw at BMO Field on a very rainy Friday night in Toronto.
The Revolution opened the scoring in just the 2nd minute when a great run by Kelyn Rowe lead to a lucky deflection off TFC defender Richard Eckersley that allowed the New England midfielder to set up Fagundez for an easy touch in and his team-leading 9th goal of the season.
With neither side generating any significant scoring chances in the second half, Ryan Nelsen and Jay Heaps attempted to give their respective squads a boost with TFC striker Maxi Urruti replacing Robert Earnshaw and New England’s Saer Sene coming on for Juan Agudelo in the 78th minute.Fagundez came close to making it a two-goals just four minutes later when the Revolution allowed the 18 year old Uruguayan to get off a curling shot that was greatly saved by TFC keeper Joe Bendik.That save was huge throughout, and never bigger than in first half injury time when a scramble in the Revolution box ended with Wiedeman blasting a loose ball past Matt Reis for the equalizer.
Toronto appeared to have engineered a winner on a free kick in the 88th minute but Steven Caldwell’s header into the top left corner of the Revolution net but it was called off by the referee due to a push by the TFC captain. A very contraversial call indeed sparking TFC outrage.