TORONTO, Canada—Jonathan Osorio made his Toronto FC debut on March 9, 2013 against Sporting Kansas City. 264 games and 44 goals later, the midfielder is the most capped player in the club’s history as well as the third all-time top goalscorer behind Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore.
In his nine seasons at the club, Toronto’s very own has been a part of an array of memorable TFC moments, most notably the domestic treble in 2017. In 2018, Osorio was a vital figure in his side’s journey to the CONCACAF Champions League final, scoring four goals and picking up the tournament’s golden boot and a place in the competition’s Best XI as a result.
The No. 21 has already got his shooting boots on this season with two goals scored in as many games since coming back from injury. His late equalizer in the 2-2 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps marked nine consecutive years in which Osorio has scored for TFC—a remarkable feat. For context, no other Toronto FC player has scored in more than six different seasons for the club.
To celebrate that, we’ve taken a look back at the games in which he scored his firsts of the season since debuting in 2013.
2013 - Toronto FC 2-2 LA Galaxy (March 30)
Having made his senior debut just a couple of weeks before, Osorio bagged his first goal for the club in a thrilling game against the LA Galaxy.
Locked at 1-1 with less than 15 minutes to play, a low driven cross from Luis Silva was turned in by Osorio to give Toronto the lead. The passion in his celebration showed just how much his maiden strike meant to him.
While the midfielder may have thought he grabbed the winner, a 92nd minute equalizer from LA’s Jose Villarreal spoiled the party for Oso and co.
2014 - Toronto FC 4-2 Houston Dynamo (July 12th)
On a beautiful summer day at BMO Field, Toronto mounted a stunning comeback from two goals down, which began with Osorio’s first of the 2014 campaign.
TFC went 2-0 down inside 30 minutes, but with just over five minutes left to play in the first half, Jermain Defoe’s cross was spilled by Houston goalkeeper Tally Hall, and Osorio was in the right place at the right time to head home and spark a remarkable comeback.
Dominic Oduro equalized five minutes later before a second half double from Defoe capped off an impressive day for the Reds.
2015 - New England Revolution 3-1 Toronto FC (August 1st)
Osorio’s only goal of the 2015 season was mere consolation as TFC were already 3-0 down before the midfielder got one back with 15 minutes left to play.
A cut-back from Marky Delgado found Osorio at the top of the penalty area, who then slotted the ball into the bottom right corner.
(skip to about the 3 minute mark for the Osorio goal)
2016 - Toronto FC 4-2 Montreal Impact (June 1st)
Who doesn’t love a good ol’ Canadian Championship win over Montreal?
In the semifinal first leg at BMO Field, a cool, close-range finish from Osorio after 13 minutes of play opened the scoring for Toronto.
He would then grab his and Toronto’s second 23 minutes later as a poor clearance in front of goal from Hassoun Camara gifted Osorio an easy strike to double the lead.
Jordan Hamilton then scored a brace of his own in the second half to seal an emphatic win for Toronto.
2017 - Toronto FC 5-0 Columbus Crew (May 26th)
Toronto’s biggest win of their MLS Cup-winning campaign saw Osorio score the fourth of the game following earlier strikes from Victor Vázquez (x2) and Justin Morrow.
A well-placed pass from Hamilton put Osorio clean through on goal, who coolly passed the ball into the net to put the game further beyond Columbus’ reach.
This game is still the joint-biggest MLS home victory in the club’s history as TFC eased their way to a second consecutive Trillium Cup triumph.
2018 - Colorado Rapids 0-2 Toronto FC (February 20th)
The 2018 campaign was the most prolific of Osorio’s TFC career so far with the midfielder scoring 17 goals in all competitions.
Goal number one came in his side’s first game of the season against the Colorado Rapids in the CCL round of 16 first leg.
Osorio got his head on a Giovinco cross to open his account for the campaign, the first of four CCL goals he’d score in Toronto’s road to the final.
2019 - Toronto FC 2-2 Chicago Fire (April 6th)
With TFC 2-1 down heading into the final 15 minutes of the game, Osorio came up trumps and equalized to salvage a point for the Reds and maintain their unbeaten start to the season.
Altidore’s driven cross found an unmarked Osorio, who planted a header into the back of the net, which ensured the points were shared at BMO Field.
The header was the first of seven in 2019 as the Canadian made up for missing a penalty in Toronto’s opening MLS clash of the year against the Philadelphia Union.
2020 - Vancouver Whitecaps 3-2 Toronto FC (September 5th)
In TFC’s penultimate game in Canada before temporarily moving operations to the USA, Osorio cancelled out Lucas Cavallini’s opener with a terrific volley after latching onto Alejandro Pozuelo’s ingenious lobbed pass.
Pozuelo turned goalscorer in the second half as he grabbed Toronto’s second equalizer of the day after the Whitecaps had re-gained their lead through Michael Baldismo. Yet, it was Vancouver who ultimately sealed the victory moments later thanks to Jakob Nerwinski.
Osorio was forced to miss nine games of the 2020 season due to injury and the volley against Vancouver was his only goal of the year.
2021 - Toronto FC 2-2 Vancouver Whitecaps (April 24th)
For the third year in a row, Osorio’s first of the season was an equalizer and for the second straight year, it was against Vancouver.
The Canadian came off the bench to play his first minutes of 2021 and grabbed the leveller with seven minutes to play.
It wasn’t pretty as a deflected clearance fell to Osorio whose shot from point-blank range found its way into the back of the net in spite of Maxime Crépeau’s efforts to keep it out.
They don’t ask how, they ask how many pic.twitter.com/UjKKMXKCqO— Waking the Red (@WakingtheRed) April 24, 2021
Osorio’s second goal in 2021 came just three days later in his first start of the campaign against Cruz Azul, where he once again scored an equalizer.
With just six goals needed to become the third TFC player in history to reach 50 club goals, let’s see what Oso has in store for us this year.