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03/08/2012

David Beckham's anger fuels LA Galaxy draw against Toronto FC

Steve Russell - Staff Photographer - @RussellPhotos

Outside of the Toronto Rock this match was the closest thing to a play-off game that Toronto has experienced in a long time.

Close to 48,000 loud fans and one goof were treated to a fun and fast paced CONCACAF Champion's League quarter-final, the next leg will be in LA next week.

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Fans are piped over to the Stadium from the Real Sports Bar by the Highland Creek Pipes and Drums as Toronto FC play Los Angeles Galaxy in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions league quarter-final at Rogers Centre in Toronto.  March 7, 2012.

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Fans are piped over to the Stadium from the Real Sports Bar by the Highland Creek Pipes, is that Glenn Healy on the left?

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LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham warms up.

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Aron Winter takes the field.

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David Beckham wasn't the only celebrity/athlete at the game, there were these five! A prize to the first person that can identify all five in the comments section!

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Toronto FC forward Joao Plata runs past LA Galaxy defender Sean Franklin.

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Fans cheer!

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Luis Silva celebrates Ryan Johnson goal to open up the scoring in first half.

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Toronto FC forward Ryan Johnson celebrates scoring the first goal of the game.

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Toronto FC forward Ryan Johnson celebrates his goal with Torsten Frings, left.

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Fans cheer in first half action.

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Toronto FC midfielder Luis Silva celebrates his goal in the first half.

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LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham goes over Luis Silva  in first half action.

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Wrapped in a streamer LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham takes a corner kick.

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LA and David Beckham had a lot of corner kicks and TFC fans had a lot of streamers.

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Danny Koevermans, Ryan Johnson, Luis Silva and Torsten Frings make the wall on a free kick.

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The ball gets by Stefan Frei but Torsten Frings stops it in first half action.

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After nearly getting into a scrap with the Galaxy keeper and getting a yellow card for it Toronto FC forward Danny Koevermans shows the referee an injury he sustained that got him angry.

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Toronto FC forward Ryan Johnson stiff arms LA Galaxy defender Sean Franklin.

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Fans in the second half.

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Toronto FC midfielder Reggie Lambe and LA Galaxy defender Andrew Boyens  collide.

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LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham shows the referee a beer can that was thrown at him by some goof ball while lining up a corner kick. 

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On a corner from an angry Beckham, LA Galaxy forward Landon Donovan #10 scores and celebrates the equalizer.

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Still angry after having a beer can thrown at him LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham walks to teammates celebrating the equalizer. 

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Justin Bieber, Craig Forrest, Torsten Frings, Gerry Dobson, Joao Plata!

Beiber Forest frings dobson plata

All I can say is that the idiot who tossed that beer can should be permenatly removed from Toronto sporting events. No place for that garbage in our fair city. Otherwise, a great game.

Not sure if you were serious about identifying the 5 people, but they are:
Justin Bieber
Craig Forrest
Torsten Frings
Gerry Dobson
Joao Plata

Justin Bieber, Craig Forrest, Torsten Frings, Gerry Dobson, Joao Plata....

pretty sure it's justin bieber, craig forrest, torsten frings, gerry dobson, joao plata ... my prize?

We have winners!

Adrian, KingPete, mike, sarah and Jeff

Send me an email so I can get an address!
srussell@thestar.ca

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