“And finally. Remember the name. Remember the date. The fans have gone wild because this is the very first goal ever scored by Toronto FC in Major League Soccer. No. 9, six-foot-three, Danny Dichio. The frisbees are flying, the fans are in raptures, Toronto FC leads by a goal to nil.” – Nigel Reed on CBC, May 12, 2007
Like a lot of expansion franchises, Toronto FC's 2007 debut campaign in Major League Soccer was a disaster on the pitch.
En route to a last-place finish that year, TFC began the season with three consecutive shutout losses on the road by a combined score of 9-0. In desperate need of goals, former general manager Mo Johnston signed English forward Danny Dichio who made his MLS debut in the Reds' home opener on April 28 against the Kansas City Wizards. But there would be no storybook ending on that day, as Eddie Johnson scored in the 81st minute to lift the Wizards to a 1-0 win. The pressure was building on Toronto after going four matches without scoring - fans at BMO Field began to sing "All we are saying, is give us a goal.” [To the tune of “Give Peace a Chance”.]