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Sebastian Giovinco named MLS MVP

Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/USA Today Sports
Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/USA Today Sports

When the ‘Atomic Ant’ signed with Toronto FC, many expected him to be one of the league’s best.

Now, at the end of the season, it turns out he was the best.

Sebastian Giovinco was named MLS MVP on Wednesday, following a year in which he scored 22 goals, tied for the league best, and a league-leading 16 assists.

He helped Toronto FC reach the MLS Playoffs for the first time in franchise history, while scoring spectacular goals all season long not only from the run of play but also from free kicks. At times, he single-highhandedly carried TFC to victory, scoring three braces and two hat tricks over the course of the season.

Aside from being awarded MLS MVP, Giovinco was also named MLS Newcomer of the Year and was a selction on the 2015 MLS Best XI.

What do you think of Giovinco being named MLS MVP? Who do you think should have won the award?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Giovinco is a reality check for MLS and the USMNT. No UNMNT player has ever had a season in MLS like Giovinco just had, and he didn’t need a first place team surrounding him to do it. As good as everyone thinks Donovan was, he never produced the way Giovinco did despite playing in a much weaker league overall. It remains true that MLS has yet to see any American dominate even MLS the way top-quality forwards dominate the EPL or La Liga. Giovinco, and Keane, and even Bradley Wright-Phillips are no world superstars, but they remain at least a level higher than anything the US has produced so far.

  2. No doubt. What a great signing. So fun to watch. My favorite Giovinco moment in 2015 was watching the Red Bulls v. TFC match on tv. Midway through the second half of a game hanging in the balance,…Shep Messing goes on this diatribe about how good Sasha Klestjian is and how Landon Donovan thinks that SK is the MVP of MLS. At that very moment,…Giovinco rips through the Red Bull defense,…leaving 4-5 defenders in his wake and scores a stunning goal. I sat there thinking,…”so Shepp,…you were saying…?” Kudos to Toronto for signing such a talent.

    If they get their collective sh!t together,…they will be tough next year.


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