The Part I Write Before The Match :
Got home late. No time!
Bold Predictions :
- Larin scores
- Toronto wins
- Vazquez is amazing
On to the Match :
18’ – GOAL – Giovinco takes a ball from Delgado, cuts a pretty pass through four defenders to Altidore, one touch to settle, one to put it underneath Bendik.
PURPS 0, ROBINS 1
24’ – Giovinco free kick from 20 yards out nearly makes Duncan choke on his drink as he beats everyone but the underside of the crossbar.
30’ – Kaka beats Alseth along the goal line, but Hernandez clears the ball from danger.
31’ – Hydration break. #finishYourDrink
35’ – Wil Johnson takes a terrible ball from Kaka and launches a rocket at goal, but was right at Bono.
39’ – Alseth floats a nice ball over to Seba, who takes it full volley and smacks it just wide. Mostly a note for Alseth’s offensive contribution.
41’ – Oh hey, Orlando supporters in the fancy seats showed up. That’s nice.
45+3’ – Nice play Orlando, get sleepy for the first 45 minutes, turn it up for injury time
Half-time Mood : Toronto deserve this scoreline. So does Orlando.
45’ – SUB – Moor in for Cheyrou. OK, 3-5-2 time? Sure.
46 ‘ – GOAL – Vazquez with a beautiful pass onto a wide open Altidore, Jozy sits on it, waits for Bendik to come off his line, lays it off to Seba, who chips it over Bendik.
PURPS 0, ROBINS 2
58’ – Vazquez threads a beautifully weighted ball onto the path of Giovinco, takes one too many touches and the ball gets gobbled up by Bendik.
61’ – SUB – Chapman comes in for Vazquez. OK, sure. We’re safe. Aren’t we?
63’ – GOAL – Rivas, who just came on, takes a ball from Kaka, slots it low and banks it off the post and in.
PURPS 1, ROBINS 2
64’ – GOAL – Duncan totally choked on his drink. 20 yards out, free kick, over the wall, curls into the top left corner. Seba wizard. Seba genius.
PURPS 1, ROBINS 3
72’ – SUB – Altidore off for Hamilton
88’ – Morgan puts in a stellar low cross and Hamilton gets on it, but Bendik comes up big with the stop.
Full Time : Orlando 1, Toronto 3
Man of the Match : Seba. Got two, set up one.
Goat of the Game : pass.
Ref Rating : 3 out of 5, not great but not terrible.
I Am Not The Gaffer, But… : He got the starting XI spot on.
In Case You PVR’d It : watch the goals in the first half, and the whole second half.
Bold Predictions Results :
- Failed it. Larin did not bag one.
- Nailed it. Felt like it could happen and it did.
- Nailed it. To be fair, Vazquez would have to have a nightmare for this to be untrue.
Player Ratings : Bono 6, Zavaleta 6, Hernandez 6, Alseth 6, Morgan 6.5, Vazquez 7 (Chapman N/A), Delgado 6, Bradley 6.5, Cheyrou 6 (Moor), Giovinco 7, Altidore 7 (Hamilton N/A)
Unused Substitutions : Irwin, Mavinga, some others. Whatever.