Sebastian Giovinco Scores Superb Solo Goal As Toronto FC Secure First Ever MLS Play-Off Place (Video)

Chris Wright

15th, October 2015



Just 24 hours after playing for Italy in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Norway, Sebastian Giovinco flew back to Canada and promptly came off the bench to score what proved to be the winning goal against New York Red Bulls as Toronto FC claimed their first ever MLS play-off spot.

With Toronto already 1-0 up through Herculez Gomez, Giovinco added a second with ten minutes left to play when we slalomed his way in from the left wing, shimmied past a couple of Red Bulls defenders and then swiped a left-footed shot inside the right-hand post…

Shaun Wright-Phillips pulled one back for Red Bulls in the last couple of minutes but Toronto held on to book themselves a berth in the 2015 play-offs for the very first time in their nine-year existence.

As for Giovinco himself, that’s 22 goals and 12 assists in 31 games for Toronto in MLS this season.

We don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to suggest that he’s probably got the MVP award cinched up.

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  1. Chris says:

    what a blinding player. I’ve watched him in MLS for a season and he’s the real deal. Wont be in MLS for long.
    Palace pick him up……

  2. Connor says:

    It was actually Shaun Wright-Philips who scored. Nice goal as well.

    • Chris Wright says:

      @Conner: Yep, spot on. Amended now. I watched him score and still wrote Bradley’s name.

      Must have been a Freudian (Wright-Phil)slip(s).

  3. Joe says:

    Put him in an Italy shirt and that shot hits the keeper or post, guaranteed. May be good in the MLS, but he has just one goal (a tap in an empty net) for the Azzurri.

  4. James Taylor says:

    Giovinco has always been a terrific talent… but let’s remember that MLS is a long way from Serie A.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Nice goal but the defenders acting like total clowns helped a bit.

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