Toronto FC ties 1-1 with visiting Pumas

BY foxsports • September 28, 2011

Defender Marco Palacios scored on a header early in the second half to give Pumas a 1-1 tie with Toronto FC on Tuesday in a CONCACAF Champions League Group C match.

Toronto had taken a 1-0 lead at BMO Field against the Mexican team in the first half on a goal by Peri Marosevic.

The draw gives Pumas eight points from their five games in the group while Toronto and FC Dallas each have seven. FC Dallas will play winless Tauro FC of Panama on Wednesday in the fifth game for both teams.

Toronto plays at Dallas on Oct. 18 in the final Group C match for both teams.

Palacios tied it with a header from the center of the box in the 51st minute. It came off a cross Erick Vera after a corner kick.

A couple of minutes after defender Richard Eckersley was taken out of the game with an injury, Ryan Johnson nearly put Toronto ahead with a shot to the upper left corner, but keeper Odin Patino made the save.

Pumas hit the post with less than 10 minutes to play when a shot hit defender Andy Iro's head and hit the right post.

Keeper Milos Kocic made a save off a free kick by Javier Cortes two minutes into stoppage after Ashtone Morgan picked up a yellow card for his foul.

Pumas had the better of the play in the first half, but Toronto scored in the 35th minute on a goal by Marosevic.

Koevermans has been the main goal scorer for Toronto in recent games, but this time he was the playmaker. He headed the ball down to his feet and played it back to Marosevic, who placed his shot neatly into the lower right corner.

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