To everyone who’s read, commented on or followed our coverage in any way this season: thank you, and happy holidays!
As we approach the end of the year, I wanted to do something similar to the open thread we had after that crazy night against Montreal at BMO Field and ask: What is the Toronto FC moment you look back on most fondly over 2016?
However big or small, we’d love to hear about it.
I’ll get things started: the only playoff game I was able to attend was the first leg against New York City at BMO. While Jozy Altidore’s goal produced the largest collective sigh of relief of the season - even though 0-0 wouldn’t have been a disaster - there was an even bigger explosion of joy for Tosaint Ricketts’ second. That was the one that seemed to confirm just how good TFC were and what they could do, looking ahead to the rest of the postseason. It was a dagger to the heart of one of the Eastern Conference’s top two teams and scored by someone who played as big a part as anyone in tipping the Reds over the edge to ‘genuine contender’ status.
A symbolic goal, in many ways, and the celebrations afterwards, when drums were passed down to the two goalscorers, were pretty special too. How about you?