TORONTO(AP) -- Toronto FC and the Los Angeles Galaxy played a
scoreless draw Saturday night amid nearby G20 Summit protests
that prevented several thousand fans from attending the game at
Subway shutdowns, altered bus routes and the uncertainty over
road closures contributed to the smaller-than-usual crowd. The
attendance was announced at 18,809, though it didn't reflect the
actual number of fans in the stands.
Los Angeles (10-1-3) is playing without stars Landon Donovan and
Edson Buddle, members of the U.S. team eliminated from the World
Cup earlier Saturday.
Toronto FC is 5-4-3.
The teams returned to play after a three-week break for the
"It was a typical game after three weeks of not playing,"
Toronto coach Predrag Padosavljevic said. "I don't think either
of the teams was very sharp. It was a tough fight. I thought if
anybody made a mistake, that was going to be how the game was
decided. But neither team really made any big mistakes."
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment said it will offer absent
ticket holders the chance to attend another game this season.
"We made a decision to hold this game based on the security
information we were receiving and given the location of BMO
Field," MLSE executive vice president Bob Hunter said. "With the
Galaxy and officials all in the city, there was never any
thought given to canceling the game."