01 March 2012

Disney Day 6: What's in a nickname?

Well, in our final broadcast together for this tournament, Simon Borg and I spent time in the first half basically picking on Toronto FC and pointing out how not ready they were for Wednesday's Champions League first leg against the LA Galaxy. Then rookie midfielder Luis Silva woke his team up, scored two goals in five minutes, and turned our show into a discussion of potential nicknames for Silva. QuickSilva (@BobbyBrizzo) and Luis Skillva (@MikalManu) were my favorites of the Twitter suggestions, and Simon went with QuickSilva for the rest of the show.

Toronto went on to roll to a 3-0 victory, advancing to set up an all-Canadian final against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night. A little weird for that broadcast to be on ESPN3, since I believe ESPN3 is not available in Canada, but they've been the most consistent teams in the tournament. In the second game, Swedish club Hacken needed to win 3-0 to force a coin toss and 4-0 to advance ahead of FC Dallas. But forward Majeed Waris was denied on several breakaways, leaving the final score only 2-0 and sending Dallas (which fielded a reserve team in today's opener) to the third-place game against its in-state rival, the Houston Dynamo.

It was a little sticky and buggy tonight, and I think everybody was a little bit crazy doing their sixth game in seven days, but we had fun on the broadcasts and the tourney finished on a positive notes for the live MLSsoccer.com coverage.

FC Dallas (1-1-1) vs. Toronto FC (2-0-1)
March 01, 2012 -- ESPN Wide World of Sports, Orlando, FL

Scoring Summary:
TFC -- Luis Silva 1 (Danny Koevermans 1) 35
TFC -- Luis Silva 2 (unassisted) 39
TFC -- Ryan Johnson 1 (Keith Makubuya 1) 84

FC Dallas -- Chris Seitz, Victor Ulloa, Matt Hedges, Christian Ibeagha, Moises Hernandez, Andrew Wiedeman, Bobby Warshaw, Bruno Guarda, Ricardo Villar (Juan Carlos Enriquez 46), Geoffrey Tulasne (Bryan Leyva 46), Ruben Luna (Jonathan Top 57).
Substitutes Not Used: n/a.

Toronto FC -- Stefan Frei (Milos Kocic 46), Richard Eckersley (Michael Green 69), Ty Harden (Aaron Maund 46), Miguel Aceval (Doneil Henry 46), Ashtone Morgan (Kevin Huezo 60), Matt Stinson (Efrain Burgos 67), Terry Dunfield (Ryan Johnson 78), Luis Silva (Nick Soolsma 63), Joao Plata (Keith Makubuya 69), Danny Koevermans (Eric Avila 46), Reggie Lambe (Moises Orozco 63).
Substitutes Not Used: n/a.

Misconduct Summary:
TFC -- Reggie Lambe (caution) 37

Referee: Ted Unkel
Referee's Assistants: Bill Dittmar; Eric Proctor
4th Official: Abbey Okulaja
Attendance: n/a
Weather: Clear-and-83 degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

Hacken (1-1-1) vs. Orlando City (0-2-1)
March 01, 2012 -- ESPN Wide World of Sports, Orlando, FL

Scoring Summary:
HAC -- Bjorn Anklev 1 (Martin Ericsson 1) 60
HAC -- Bjorn Anklev 2 (Dominic Chatto 1) 66

Hacken -- Christopher Kallqvist, Daniel Forsell, Mattias Ostberg, Mohammed Ali Khan, David Frolund (Leonard Zuta 89), Bjorn Anklev (Jesper Westermark 85), Dominic Chatto, Martin Ericsson (Andreas Drugge 71), Josef Elvby (Oscar Lewicki 85), Rene Makondele, Majeed Waris.
Substitutes Not Used: .

Orlando City -- Sean Kelley (Miguel Gallardo 46), Jerome Mechack (Justin Clark 80), Rob Valentino (Wes Allen 61), Kyle Davies, Luke Boden (Nick Sowers 78), Anthony Pulis (Don Smart 80), James O'Connor, Kevin Molino (Dustin McCarty 81), John Rooney (Charlie Campbell 71), Adama Mbengue (Erik Ustruck 68), Dennis Chin (Maxwell Griffin 61).
Substitutes Not Used: Kieron Bernard.

Misconduct Summary:
HAC -- Josef Elvby (caution) 63
ORL -- Jerome Mechack (caution) 63
ORL -- Anthony Pulis (caution) 73
HAC -- Andreas Drugge (caution) 87
ORL -- James O'Connor (ejection) 87

Referee: Abbey Okulaja
Referee's Assistants: Brian Poeschel; Mark Cahen
4th Official: Ted Unkel
Attendance: n/a
Weather: Clear-and-78 degrees
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial

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