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By COLE KELLOGG
Sebastian Giovinco may not have the broadest of shoulders, but the diminutive Italian continues to carry the load for Toronto FC.
Giovinco scored two splendid goals over the weekend to continue a hot-streak that lasted all throughout the month of May, leading TFC past D.C. United while claiming SBI MLS Player of the Week.
The Italian out-classed Sean Franklin and finished near-post past D.C. goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra for his first of the night in the 34th minute.The Atomic Ant then found the winner in the 83rd minute, after a dummy from Jozy Altidore gave him time and space for a long-range strike. Giovinco unleashed a cracker that dipped into the bottom left corner to give Toronto FC three points against the Eastern cCnference leaders.
Giovinco beat out Fanendo Adi, Will Bruin and Jairo Arrieta for this week’s honors.
What did you think of Giovinco’s performance? Which player stood out the most for you this weekend?
Share your thoughts below.
in the first few games you could see Seba was noticeably angry with the aggressive tackling and shouldering in MLS. I was curious to see if he’d push through and acclimate to the league or if he’d blame “lesser talent” and leave after one season; so far it looks like the former and I’m glad about that.
An in his prime Designated Player doing exactly what he is paid to do. As TFC have started to get it together, Giovinco has been the main reason why.
He keeps this up and he will be the MVP.
This guy was ALL Toronto had on Saturday and DCU still couldn’t stop him. After his first goal you could feel the fear all over the stadium every time he touched the ball. Second goal was ridiculous. My hat’s off to the guy.
dat dummy doe…
This guy is the real deal. Perfect signing by TFC.
Got that right!