Toronto FC: The top 10 goals in franchise history

Jozy Altidore of Toronto FC. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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Danny Dichio of Toronto FC and Jeff Parke of the New York Red Bulls. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for New York Red Bulls) /

While there is no live Toronto FC football to watch right now, we can still look back and celebrate some top goals in team history.

In case you needed a reminder, yes it is late May, and yes, you should be at BMO Field enjoying the start of summer by watching Toronto FC.

Of course, due to unforeseen circumstances, this is not the case. In order to fill that TFC-shaped hole in your heart, we count down the top 10 goals in TFC history:

10. Danny Dichio gets the ball rolling – May 12, 2007

Unlike so many of my articles, this one actually starts off at a logical point; the first goal in Toronto FC history. Many remember the spontaneous frisbeeing of seat cushions from TFC faithful when Danny Dichio tapped home Edson Buddle’s cross, but the road to this momentous occasion was more than a bit sketchy.

Through their first four matches, TFC was held goalless. The suffering continued through their home opener against the Kansas City Wizards, in which a sold-out BMO Field watched Eddie Johnson break the Reds’ hearts in the 81st minute to give Kansas City the 1-0 win.

The next time out, things were different. Dichio mercifully broke the drought in the 24th minute against the Chicago Fire, and the party was on.

Even though Dichio didn’t finish the match (he was shown a straight red after a dust up with Fire midfielder Diego Gutierrez in the 44th minute), the goal propelled TFC to their first ever victory in MLS. The moment is commemorated at every home game with a song, appropriately belted out as the clock strikes 23:14 – the exact time Dichio got the Reds on the board for the very first time.