TFC's comeback against Dallas an all-timer

Toronto FC forward Robert Earnshaw tries to dribble the ball past FC Dallas defender George John...

Toronto FC forward Robert Earnshaw tries to dribble the ball past FC Dallas defender George John during yesterday's game. (DAVE THOMAS/QMI Agency)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:24 AM ET

Seconds after manufacturing a stunning strike that brought Toronto FC back from the dead in the 90th minute Saturday, Darel Russell pointed directly at the press box high above BMO Field.

After that, the fans.

Then, “the big guys in the box,” Russell said with a grin after resurrecting TFC in a remarkable come-from-behind 2-2 draw with league-leading FC Dallas.

The same defender who was tarred and feathered in the days leading up to Saturday’s tilt had the final say in a second consecutive game. This time, though, he was hounded by a press corps asking a very different question.

“You’re always going to have critics,” Russell said of the abuse he took for the gaffe that led to the Reds dropping points against the L.A. Galaxy last week.

“(My critics) are the guys that I have to impress the most,” he continued. “They’re the ones that test me mentally.”

With the Reds trailing 2-1 seconds before stoppage time Saturday, a recycled corner eventually fell


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