Toronto Gets First Goal, And Second, And Third

In front of a lively sell-out crowd, Toronto FC recorded their first-ever victory, a 3-1 defeat of the Chicago Fire.

The team, which had gone all four previous games without getting a single goal, came up big in their second home game. Danny Dichio broke open the party in the 24th minute when he slotted home a pass from Edson Buddle. Most of the 20,071 fans in attendance celebrated by tossing their free commemorative soccer ball-shaped seat cushions into the air, onto the pitch, and at the Chicago Fire bench. "I don't think anyone's ever been killed by a seat cover but it's certainly not pleasant getting hit by them," said Chicago coach Dave Sarachan.Toronto FC's fans have already developed a reputation for their passion and Saturday's scene was just another example. "To me, that rivals any English ground," said Dichio of the atmosphere at BMO Field. On the fans, Toronto FC coach Mo Johnston added, "The fans again were magnificent. I hope they bring that every week, because it's just like a cup final - teams in America won't like coming here."

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