Toronto started the home side of their 2008 MLS campaign with a win at home against Real Salt Lake yesterday.

A fine free-kick by Laurent Robert gave Toronto a 1-0 lead. The boys in 110 have taken to singing Robert’s name to the tune of “auld lang syne.”

I was happy to see two BMO seat cushions hit the field after the goal was scored. You’ll recall that the first raining of seat cushions was after Danny Dichio’s first goal last year. I think it’d be great if someone manages to bring and throw seat cushions for every first home goal of the year. Good on those people to hang onto their cushion for just about a year – only to throw it at yesterday’s game. Awesome.

On the other hand, in the “not awesome at all” department were the people who threw flares onto the field. It’s dangerous, and well, also probably not good for the field. (And to say again – not good if they landed on someone in the crowd.) Keep the flares on the road.

Good times. Next week they’re playing, I believe, Kansas City at home.