Playoff Match in Photos: Toronto FC v Philadelphia Union (October 26, 2016)

These are my favourite images for the Toronto FC 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Union in the first ever playoff home game. Waiting 10 seasons to see a game at home made the night especially electric. What a night!

MLS soccer balls await Toronto FC's first Playoff home game against the Philadelphia Union on October 26, 2016. Photo by Dennis Marciniak of denMAR Media.

An Empty BMO Field awaits Toronto FC's first Playoff home game against the Philadelphia Union on October 26, 2016. Photo by Dennis Marciniak of denMAR Media.

National Anthems and opening ceremonies which included mounties from the RCMP before Toronto FC's first ever home playoff game against the Philadelphia Union on October 26, 2016. Photo by Dennis Marciniak of denMAR Media.

The historical starting XI for the first Toronto FC Playoff Home game. In no particular order: Jozy Altidore, Sebastian Giovinco, Clint Irwin, Eriq Zavaleta, Drew Moor, Nick Hagglund, Steven Beitashour, Armando Cooper, Michael Bradley, Jonathan Osorio, Justin Morrow. Photo by Dennis Marciniak of denMAR Media.

Altidore clashes with Philadelphia Union defender during the Toronto FC Playoff Game on October 26, 2016. Photo by Dennis Marciniak of denMAR Media.

Jozy Altidore and Tribbeti go after the ball in Toronto FC's First Playoff Home game in 2016.  Photo by Dennis Marciniak of denMAR Media.

Sebastian Giovinco sticks his tongue out in celebration after he scores Toronto FC's first ever playoff goal at BMO Field on October 26, 2016 against Philadelphia Union.  Photo by Dennis Marciniak of denMAR Media.

Sebastian Giovinco run and jumps to the corner flag in celebration after he scores Toronto FC's first ever playoff goal at BMO Field on October 26, 2016 against Philadelphia Union.  Photo by Dennis Marciniak of denMAR Media.

The south end Supporter's Section celebrated Toronto FC's first ever playoff goal at home on October 26, 2016 against the Philadelphia Union. Photo by Dennis Marciniak of denMAR Media.

Jozy Altidore makes a challenge on a Philadelphia Union on October 26, 2016 during Toronto FC's first ever playoff home game. Photo by Dennis Marciniak of denMAR Media.

Sebastian Giovinco's free kick goes over the wall but wide of the net during Toronto FC's first ever home playoff game against the Philadelphia Union on October 26, 2016. Photo by Dennis Marciniak of denMAR Media.

Jonathan Osorio cuts through the defensive line of the Philadelphia Union during Toronto FC's first ever playoff home game. Photo by Dennis Marciniak of denMAR Media.

Jozy Altidore appeals to a Philadelphia defender after a rough hit to Sebastian Giovinco causing a stoppage in play. Photo by Dennis Marciniak of denMAR Media.

Jonathan Osorio and Michael Bradley appeal to Major League Soccer Referee Baldomero Toledo after a rough hit to Sebastian Giovinco causing a stoppage in play. Photo by Dennis Marciniak of denMAR Media.

Toronto FC celebrates after a goal during their first home playoff game at BMO Field against the Philadelphia Union on October 26, 2016. Photo by Dennis Marciniak of denMAR Media.

Sebastian Giovino applauds the crow as he goes to take a corner during Toronto FC's first MLS Playoff home game at BMO Field. Photo by Dennis Marciniak of denMAR Media.

 Jozy Altidore celebrates his first Toronto FC playoff goal at BMO Field. Photo by Dennis Marciniak of denMAR Media.

Jozy Altidore celebrates his first Toronto FC playoff goal at BMO Field. Photo by Dennis Marciniak of denMAR Media.

Toronto FC players and coaching staff do the thunderclap with fans from the south end supporter's section following a 3-1 win against the Philadelphia Union on October 26, 2016. Photo by Dennis Marciniak of denMAR Media.