Toronto FC: The top 10 goals in franchise history

Jozy Altidore of Toronto FC. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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Luis Rodríguez of Tigres UANL battles for the ball with Jonathan Osorio of Toronto FC. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

4. Jonathan Osorio shocks Tigres

When TFC’s controversial CONCACAF Champions League run of 2018 is brought up in conversation, there are normally two extreme points of view. Some believe the trip to the finals of the continent’s biggest club tournament helped to establish Toronto FC as a player on the global stage, while others see the experience as what cost the team a trip back to the MLS playoffs to challenge for another league title.

Regardless, both groups agree on one thing: these matches represented some of the best football the club has ever played. And perhaps none of the Reds’ romp through Mexico’s best were better than their first leg clash with Tigres UANL.

After a tense, scoreless first half, Tigres’ Eduardo Vargas found the net in the 52nd minute. Undaunted, Jozy Altidore answered just eight minutes later. As the concept of being down on away goals heading to Monterrey began to pop into the heads of fans and players alike, a local boy took matters into his own hands.

In the 89th minute, Jonathan Osorio finished off a Giovinco cross with a clever back-heel flick, capping one of the most significant wins in club history. The goal would prove critical in the long run too, as TFC lost the return leg but won the tie on away goals.

Weeks later, a sullen Osorio would accept the Golden Boot award for the tournament in Guadalajara, after the club lost on penalty kicks in the final. That loss ranks right up there with MLS Cup 2016 on the pain index, but at least we have Osorio’s magical moment to reminisce upon.