New York Red Bulls vs. Toronto FC: Match Night Commentary


Good evening folks. We are here in Orlando for tonight's Disney Soccer Classic Final between the New York Red BUlls and Toronto FC.

I will be providing commentary throughout the night so please feel free to follow along here. As always, you are welcome to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action.


HALFTIME– Subs in for Toronto are Ali Gerba, O'Brian White, Marvell Wynne, Emmanuel Gomez and a trialist. We'll figure out who is coming out shortly. I would imagine that the two trialist strikers are out.


HALFTIME– Caleb Patterson-Sewell, Luke Sassano, Seth STammler, Austin Da Luz and Connor Chin are in. Coundoul, Jaager, Ubiparipovic, Agudelo and Oebster are coming out for New York.


HALFTIME– Apologies for the low audio on the video feed. That was probably my fault for not speaking up. We're in an outdoor press area, as opposed to a closed radio booth, so I didn't want to be the guy yellow on a broadcast. I'll work on that for the second half.

If you couldn't hear it, you missed some great jokes. Okay, maybe not.


HALFTIME– New York Red Bulls 2, Toronto FC 0. Juan Pablo Angel with two goals. Joel Lindpere looks good, as does John Agudelo. Roy Miller looks solid at left back, while Tim Ream has been steady at centerback.

For Toronto FC, the tandem of Nick Garcia and Ty Harden just isn't good enough, but the combo of Sam Cronin and Julian DeGuzman could be very good. Not impressed at all with either striker.




33rd minute- I'm getting ready to switch over to do the audio commentary along with Toronto FC TV's video. We'll make that move soon, see how that works.


32nd Minute- GOAL RED BULLS!!!! Juan Pablo Angel heads home a corner from Lindpere. Red Bulls 1, Toronto FC.


28th minute- Agudelo looks very confident on the ball. Not sure what the hold up is on him signing. He looks ready to go.

(Please keep comments limited to comments, NOT to play-by-play. Thanks)


26th Minute- Another good sequence from NY, but can't put a shot on frame.


23rd Minute- Agudelo torches Harden before unleashing a shot that's deflected for a corner. Tim Ream heads the corner kick high.

Agudelo and Ream have looked very good in pre-season.


21st Minute- Okay folks, here's a proposition. Not sure how many of you are following tonight, but I might swap this commentary for a live video feed accompanied by my audio commentary. Who is up for that? Let me know in the comments. 


19th Minute- Not convinced that the Ty Harden-Nick Garcia centerback tandem could hold up come the regular season.


18th Minute- Jaager with a very nice run down the right wing and good cross that just misses Angel. Promising stuff from the right back.


15th Minute- Juan Pablo Angel misses with a soft bicycle kick that goes wide but still sends the crowd into a frenzy.


14th Minute- The Cronin-DeGuzman central midfield could be tough for teams to deal with come the regular season. Two high workrate players with good passing skills.


11th Minute- DeGuzman's glancing header is wide.


10th Minute- Toronto FC is playing with two trialists up top as its search for strikers continues. Neither has had a look yet.


8th Minute– Frei with a save on Angel. Frei's rocking the bald head now.

Agudelo hit with a crunching tackle from DeGuzman.


7th Minute- Here is Toronto FC's lineup:

———-Peter Ijeh—-Kosta Bajic———–







4th Minute- John/Juan Agudelo is in the lineup after missing Thursday's match vs. Houston. The kid has filled out and looks strong since his U-17 days.


3rd Minute- Here is New York's starting lineup:






1st Minute– We're under way. Lineups coming shortly.

  • Chris

    Ives, sounds like your far from the mic. I heard you pretty well for a brief period towards the end of half time and it sounded like you were talking to your tech there (something about the feed being black, did anything change). You sounded very low at the start of the second half, and now I can barely make out that you’re talking at all. I do hear the PA and individuals in the stands. You just seem to be very far from the mic that we’re hearing.


  • Christopher

    Now hearing a few other people having a conversation (think one of them is named Paul).


  • Chris

    since it was at Disney World,

    wouldn’t it be funny to see game with

    guys in Disney mascot costumes. Or watching

    Mickey Mouse getting a straight red card

    for a hard tackle on Donald Duck.


  • Ivan Ivanov

    Just got back from the games. Good crowd; about 700 to 1,000 people or so, despite the chilly weather.

    NYRD looked good tonight.Young 16 year old kid who played the first half alongside Anjel was very impressive(Agudelo is his name). Lindpere could be the playmaker the team has so desperately needed; the rookie central defender, Ream, was fantastic. Anjel was, well, deadly.

    Toronto were just awful. De Guzman made a couple of nasty tackles early in the game that could have brought him an earlier expulsion. De Rosario had 5 touches on the ball b/f being substituted. Preki played him right outside mid in the first half, and left mid in the second half. Why? That’s not where DiRo is at his best. I don’t see Toronto being anywhere near the playoffs w/ these players.

    Houston looked ok. Ching, by minute 45, could hardly walk on the field, but he showed crafty touches several times. Francisco Navas (never heard of him before) also played a good game as an outside field.

    Dallas’s only bright point was Dax McCarty; they were missing Cunningham. Don’t see them making the playoffs (yet again)…

    All in all, both games were quite entertaining. Bring on the new season!


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