TORONTO -- Both teams thought they deserved more than a point. Jonathan Allen Jersey . Neither went home happy. A soft goal and a disputed penalty kick produced a 1-1 tie between Toronto FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps, with Jermain Defoes 63rd-minute spot kick rescuing the home side before a sellout crowd of 22,591 at BMO Field on Wednesday night. For Defoe, it was his third goal in two games and 11th in 13 MLS outings. Not enough to make the MLS Fan XI announced before the game but worth a point on the night for Toronto. The home side outshot the visitors 16-11 (6-2 in shots on target) and was pressing as the game ended. "It says a lot about the group when you come in on a night like this and nobodys all that happy with a point," said TFC midfielder Michael Bradley, who was named an MLS all-star. "I think it was important for us to try and get three points tonight," said Defoe. "It didnt happen. We managed to get a point. I suppose thats better than getting no points." He didnt seem all that convinced. Vancouver manager Carl Robinson called it "a very professional away performance" for his side saying there were times that Toronto "couldnt get near us in our possession." "Thats credit to the guys in there (the dressing room)," he said. "But Im disappointed we havent taken three points, I really am." Defoe offered up his respect for the visitors. "I thought they were really good," said the English star. "They were really organized. Credit to them and their manager," he added. "But saying that, you know, towards the end of the second half I thought we would push on and get the winner. But obviously it wasnt meant to be." Vancouver (6-4-8) went ahead on a Darren Mattocks goal in the 50th minute after former Toronto midfielder Matias Laba pounced on a loose touch by Toronto striker Luke Moore near the halfway line. Laba drove forward and two passes later, Canadian Russell Teibert raked a cross across the box that eluded three Toronto defenders before Mattocks tapped it in for his third goal of the season. It was the kind of defensive lapse that Toronto paid for with goals twice before reeling off four goals to beat Houston 4-2 last time out. "(We) conceded a soft goal again," lamented Toronto manager Ryan Nelsen. "I think they only had a couple of shots on target the whole game but one of them went in and that was a soft one when we had numbers around there." Toronto (7-5-4) struck back after Brazilian winger Jackson went down in the box following contact with Nigel Reo-Coker. The English midfielder and Vancouver bench were incensed at referee Allen Chapmans call. Jackson had been a thorn in Vancouvers side all game, artfully attacking down the left flank. But he also went down more than once and one could argue, as the Whitecaps no doubt did, that he initiated contact by running into Reo-Coker after the Brazilian tried to elude another defender. Defoe ignored the furore, calmly beating goalie David Ousted. "Its a tricky one," Robinson said of the penalty call. "What I would say is Ive seen them given, but Ive seen them not given as a free kick. "The thing I think that concerned me was the boy had gone over about 10 or 11 times prior to that. So I dont know whether theyre all free kicks or not and when the boy continues to go over like that, then some youre going to get, some youre not. And obviously fortunately for them, they got that and got the goal back." The home side pressed after pulling even but was unable to secure the go-ahead goal. Substitutes Nick Hagglund and Brazils Gilberto both missed on late headers. The game may prove costly for Toronto, which lost fullback Mark Bloom (knee) and Jackson (hamstring) to injury. Nelsens side is already without captain/centre back Steven Caldwell (quad tear). Toronto, which has lost just once in its last nine games (4-1-4), has now gone 11 straight MLS matches without being held scoreless, a franchise record. Vancouver was coming off a disappointing 3-1 home loss to Chivas USA that saw the Whitecaps give up three straight goals after going ahead. Toronto and Vancouver had split their four previous MLS meetings with the home team winning each time out. Both teams had holes in their backline. For Toronto, Bradley Orr came in for Caldwell. Bradley, who wore the captains armband in place of Caldwell, joins Ronnie OBrien, Jimmy Brennan and Dwayne De Rosario on TFCs all-time all-stars player list. On the Whitecaps side, Canadian teenager Sam Adekugbe came in for suspended fullback Jordan Harvey. Vancouver was also without centre backs Jay DeMerit and Andy OBrien, with Johny Leveron and Carlyle Mitchell starting again. OBrien did make the bench. Kekuta Manneh, Sebastian Fernandez and Gershon Koffie dropped out of Vancouvers starting 11, replaced by Mattocks, Teibert and Reo-Coker. Both teams are in the midst of jam-packed schedules in July. Toronto has seven MLS games plus a high-profile friendly against Tottenham while the Whitecaps have six league matches. The game feature a matchup of marquee central midfields with Pedro Morales and Laba for Vancouver and Bradley and Collen Warner for Toronto. Warner had a whale of a game, swooping back in defence to win the ball and flying upfield to help in the attack. "Best player on the park," Nelsen said of Warner. "He was absolutely fantastic." Defender Doneil Henry also played well for Toronto, controlling Vancouver striker Erik Hurtado with aplomb. The Whitecaps started well, stringing passes together to maintain possession. But that did not translate into scoring chances. Toronto, meanwhile, came close several times on counter-attacks. 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This is a draft known for its large amount of one-and-done players, how important was it to you to stay all four seasons?It was key for me. I mean it was an opportunity for me to get better, to get a degree and to do everything I wanted to do, I wanted to go to college. So I was able to just improve over those four years, clearly show that Ive been able to get better, work hard, the determination that I have as well to do something really good and get a degree as well as a number of academic accolades. So it was key for me. It taught me a lot of maturity, a lot of commitment and dedication. So I think that one-and-dones are not for everyone and if its not for you definitely take the time to stay in school and get a degree, it will help you in the long run. Was it ever difficult to balance basketball and school at the same time?Yeah, I mean a lot of the time when you have papers, homework, anything thats due, youve got to develop some good time management skills and thats something I think I really valued and really got out from college, being able to be good at time management skills, being able to prioritize and being able to put things in perspective that were most important. And for me that was at the time school and now its basketball. So now I think that its taught me a lot, but there are definitely times where its hard, definitely times after games and workouts where Im drained and I have to come back and do papers and homework and stuff like that. But ultimately it all works out and for me it was something that worked out for the best. When youre in the states, what is the one thing you miss most about Canada?(Image via Lays)Everything. I just miss being by family, I miss just being home. I also miss Tim Hortons [laughs], fuzzy peaches, ketchup chips, Ruffles all-dressed chips, just little things you wouldnt think about.Youve been posting the hash tag #DraftDreams. What does that mean to you? Charlotte was fun! On to the next! One step away! #DraftDreams — Melvin Ejim (@MelvinEjim) May 30, 2014Its important. Everything Im doing right now is for the drafts for the NBA and, you know, I just want to get people, especially on social media a way that they can follow me, a way that they can interact and feel like theyre coming along for the ride as well. So its definitely a cool thing to be a part of. But everything Im doing now is exactly what it means; its a draft dream. Im working as hard as I can to make that dream come true and that draft on the 26th is what everyone right now is working towards. So its important. Its just a way for fans and people to give support and interact with me on a social media network. So which players did you grow up idolizing?I really like Hakeem Olajuwon.(Image via Sports Illustrated) He was Nigerian. I really liked his game and even when I was in college playing the four, I thought he was someone who I could look up to for skill work; I mean hes trained a lot great players like Kobe, and guys who are smaller. I also liked watching Reggie Miller; he was a competitor. And obviously Steve Nash, being a Canadian, being someone who cares so much about Canada, those are three guys I grew up idolizing.Steve Nash said before that you were underrated by NBA scouts on Twitter, what did it feel like to get that compliment from Steve? @M3llyM3I wayyyy underrated by NBA scouts. RT @YungBoiMayes: Yo Melvin had 48pts and 18 Rebss!!!!!!!!!!! — Steve Nash (@SteveNash) February 8, 2014It was cool. Anytime that you are going underrated and people are starting to pick up on what youre doing, especially someone as renowned as Steve Nash who definitely knows the game and understands what it means to be a good player, for him to go out and say something on a social network , especially when he doesnt have to, that was a pretty cool feeeling. Derrius Guice Redskins Jersey. Whenever you have someone like Steve Nash, who interacts with players and kids in colleges, to help you out and to be willing to be involved in your career, its great and its going to help you and its going to help basketball in Canada.Were you a big Raptors fan growing up?Yeah, I liked the Raptors because they were the only team we had. I wasnt watching any other sports or teams. Just watching them grow and develop, like through the Vince Carter years, and watching them really become a good team. Like this year, when people considered them not to have a good year, they were really able to overachieve. 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