'Give us a goal'

STEVEN SANDOR -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 6:19 PM ET

The 20,148 fans at Saturday's first-ever MLS game at BMO Field put it in song, to the tune of "Give Peace a Chance."

"All we are saying," they sang, "is give us a goal!"

MLS commissioner Don Garber, in attendance for the historic game, said "I hope to see a goal, I hope to see this team deliver on high expectations."

They can ask, but, for the fourth game in a row, Toronto FC didn't score, losing 1-0 to Kansas City on a goal from Eddie Johnson.

Now, the team has two weeks to prepare for its next game, at home to the Chicago Fire, who was undefeated at press time.

Two weeks to think about how to score. Toronto actually carried the play for the first half, but after the adrenaline rush provided by the fans faded, Kansas City's superior talent took charge in the second half.

Toronto will have to make up what it lacks in talent in hard work -- and that begins on the training pitch today.

"We have worked so hard without reward, it's disappointing," said Welsh midfielder Carl Robinson. "We know we'll be able to turn it around."

It has to; judging by the fans' rework of that famous John Lennon song, their patience is already running thin.


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