10. Orr equalizer in Kansas
It was the type of game that most TFC fans know all too well – except this time, with a twist.
After a fairly uneventful first 45, Dom Dwyer broke the game wide open, smashing home a shot from just inside the 18. Shortly after, an untimely studs up challenge by then captain Stevo Caldwell resulted in a straight red, putting TFC down a man and down a goal in hostile territory. Just a few minutes after going down a goal and a man, a streaking run by Jermain Defoe led inadvertently to a through ball hit first time by Luke Moore to draw the Reds level.
Then the fun started. With under 10 minutes remaining and SKC pressure building, referee Baldomero Toledo awards Kansas City a questionable penalty against Doneil Henry giving SKC a 2-1 lead. A movie we’ve seen far too often.
Pushing all bodies forward, TFC began taking the game to SKC in the dying minutes of what seemed like a lost cause. A last ditch effort thrown into the penalty area by Nick Hagglund was nodded in by none other than Blackburn Rovers loaner Bradley Orr who was poorly marked inside the 6 yard box. It was a rare moment of joy in the dying moments of a match that 9 times out of 10 would’ve ended in an undeserved 2-1 loss. A draw, a point, and some confidence.\