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Galaxy, Toronto FC play to scoreless tie

Jun 27, 2010 - 3:22 AM 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 BMO Field.

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 World Cup.

"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."