Moments of this magnitude have been far too few and far between for Toronto FC in its ten-year history. However, tonight the club can celebrate a big accomplishment: its fifth Voyageurs Cup, courtesy of a late moment of brilliance for Will Johnson.
The Vancouver Whitecaps were as close to the brink as humanly possible of winning their second straight Voyageurs Cup. At BC Place they led 2-1 on aggregate and 2-0 in the match after a second half surge.
With the 90 minutes and all four minutes of stoppage time having already been played, Toronto FC sent one last hopeful ball forward. Tsubasa Endoh's ball caused miscommunication between David Ousted and Kendall Waston in the Vancouver box, and Ousted's poor punch found its way to Johnson.
He made no mistake, volleying the ball home into the top of the net. It was a stunning finish, and gave Toronto FC the away goal that clinched their fifth Voyageurs Cup. Celebrations after the goal, however, were muted as Johnson's leg struck Ousted in the follow-up and he had to be helped off the field.
At the time of writing the seriousness of Johnson's injury is not known. What is for certain, is that it was one of the biggest goals in Toronto FC history, and a moment a shock that fans won't soon forget.