Although TFC has been mostly mediocre since its inception, there has been no shortage of beautiful goals. The Reds also seem to have a bit of a flair for the dramatic and they love to score on Donovan Ricketts. Here's my list of top ten goals in TFC history.
10. Andrew Wiedeman vs. Columbus
What a beautifully miserable day this was. As the rained poured down, Jonathan Osorio tied the game late and minutes after Steven Caldwell narrowly missed a chance to take the lead, the stage was set. Bobby Convey whipped in a cross from the right side, picking out Andrew Wiedeman, who got a sliding touch on the ball to redirect it and perfectly slot the winner into the net.
9. Jonathan Osorio vs. New York Red Bulls
Darren O'Dea floated the ball into the box from a free kick when Luis Robles does TFC a favour. Robles absolutely botches the clearing punch, putting himself way out of position. The ball then falls to Jonathan Osorio, who faked the shot, put it onto his left and chipped the ball over everyone in the box, kissing the bar on its way to the back of the net.
8. Ryan Johnson vs New York Red Bulls
After a quick throw in, the Jamaican takes a turn and has a go from distance, which perfectly finds the top left corner.
7. Dwayne de Rosario vs. Houston
The MLS and Canadian legend comes back to haunt his former club. Nick LaBrocca laid off the ball for De Ro from a free kick and he puts his foot through the ball which finds its way into the net. Not much Pat Onstad could do on that one.
6. Darel Russell vs. Dallas
Remember him? Russell wasn't known for his goal scoring ability, but you wouldn't know it from this run of play. After the throw in, Justin Braun sent in a high cross to the top of the box, which found an unmarked Darel Russell. He settled the ball down and on a half volley, fired a bullet that somehow made it through the mess of players in the box to tie the game late for TFC.
5. Ryan Johnson vs. Seattle
Johnson took the ball down the right wing, cutting inside and put it onto his favoured left foot. Then, from miles out, he wonderfully curled the ball which hit the far post and dropped into the back of the net.
4. Dwayne de Rosario vs. Montreal (Canadian Championship)
De Ro kicked off the Miracle in Montreal with a beauty. The ball was whipped in from the corner and the Impact keeper's weak clearing punch sat up perfectly for de Rosario to hit a neat overhead bicycle kick to open up the scoring for the Reds.
3. Reggie Lambe vs. Chicago
As the corner kick from Joao Plata is punched away by Sean Johnson, it falls to the little Bermudan, who shows a good first touch, followed by a second to set up an absolute rocket into the top left corner.
2. Torsten Frings vs Vancouver
Similar to Lambe's goal, this one starts off with a corner. After it was punched clear of the box, it drops right in front of Frings, who takes one touch to settle it down and blasts a low, hard shot into Joe Cannon's net.
1. Sebastian Giovinco vs New York Red Bulls
After receiving the ball from Osorio, Giovinco uses all of his 5'5 frame to seemingly bounce off of the first defender, continues on to make it look as if Felipe wasn't even there, sells both Zubar and Dax McCarty on his last dummy before firing an absolutely beautiful left-footed strike past Luis Robles.
Sebastian Giovinco - Honestly could have done this entire article on Top Ten Seba Goals because there were a ton to choose from. Whether it was his goal in DC where he just about broke poor Sean Franklin's ankles, his incredible outside of the foot touch on the touch line and subsequent chip of the keeper in Dallas, the free kicks against Orlando, Dallas, or Philadelphia or that beautiful left footed rocket against the Union at BMO. I can't wait for more.
Jonathan Osorio vs. Columbus - It killed me to leave this one out of the top ten because I thought it was brilliant. That excellent lay off from Jeremy Brockie, right into that path of Oso who hit it first time with his left that Andy Gruenebaum couldn't do a thing about.
Javier Martina vs. Portland - An excellent pass from Stefan Frei which found a wide open Martina, who then managed to chip the keeper from distance. Another one that was hard to leave out.
Alvaro Rey vs. DC - Already up 3-1, the man they traded for Dominic Oduro took the ball up the right side and skipped his way into the box, out-waited two defenders and coolly slotted the ball home.
Darren O'Dea - One of my favourite Reds of all time. O'Dea receives the ball on the left side from Russell. The Irishman then turns up field and plays a give-and-go with Luis Silva, receiving the ball back and continuing his run past two Impact players, then finishes the move by calmly slotting the ball into the bottom corner.
Jim Brennan vs. Columbus - Had to mention the first signing and former skipper. He lined up the free kick (alongside the "legendary" Ronnie O'Brien) and unleashed a left-footed screamer into the top right corner.