Crew vs. Toronto FC - August 22, 2012

2- 1
Toronto FC
WEDNESDAY, AUG 22 7:30PM EDT Crew Stadium
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Columbus Crew: Gruenebaum, Miranda, Marshall, Mendes, Williams, Birchall, Mirosevic, Gaven, Renteria, Higuain, Arrieta

Bench:Lampson, O'Rourke, James, Tchani, Grossman, Meram, Duka

Toronto FC: Hall; Eckersley, Williams, O'Dea, Morgan; Wiedeman, Dunfield, Frings, Johnson; Silva, Hassli.

Bench: Kocic; Cann, Emory, J. Hall, Maund, Avila, Amarikwa

Goals and Assists

Club Time Player (Assisted by)
CLB 4' Eddie Gaven (Federico Higuaín)
CLB 58' Federico Higuaín (Jairo Arrieta)
TOR 71' Luis Silva (Eric Hassli, Quincy Amarikwa)


Club Time Player Reason Action
CLB 20' Federico Higuaín Dangerous play YELLOW
TOR 69' Darren O'Dea Foul YELLOW
TOR 93' Luis Silva Foul YELLOW


Match Stats
Columbus Crew   Toronto FC
8 Attempts on Goal 13
3 Shots on Target 4
3 Shots off Target 6
2 Blocked Shots 3
4 Corner Kicks 4
8 Fouls 16
13 Open Play Crosses 28
4 Offsides 2
1 First Yellow Cards 2
0 Second Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
52 Duels Won 45
53% Duels Won % 46%
347 Total Pass 398
77% Passing Accuracy % 79%
46.3% Possession 53.7% Men of the Match
Rank Player What We Saw
1 Federico Higuain Did seemingly everything for the Crew, showing patience to both set up Gaven's opener and score himself, pulled the strings for his 75 minutes on the field
2 Jairo Arrieta Forward displayed excellent work rate and created danger frequently. Had a nice layoff to assist Higuain's eventual winner
3 Richard Eckersley Showed no hesitation in running up and down the right flank and looked solid on both sides of the ball


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