NEWS: Toronto FC forward player Sebastian Giovinco has been named Major League Soccer’s player of the week.
On last Saturday, Giovinco’s two-goal performance helped Toronto FC to an impressive 3-1 home win against the Chicago Fire.
Giovinco’s efforts paid off well, he received well-deserved recognition after scoring two brilliant goals against Chicago Fire. Giovinco named as Alcatel MLS Player of the Week honors for Week 8 as voted by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR). While, his second-half free kick goal in the 82nd minute has been nominated for goal of the week.
After nearly scoring what would’ve been a fantastic goal in the 11th minute, Giovinco put Toronto on the board in the 28th. He collected a Victor Vazquez pass just outside the area on the left, then cut in on his right foot before firing a low shot inside the near post for his second goal of the season.
Defender Eriq Zavaleta put TFC up 2-0 in the 32nd minute, and Giovinco nearly added a third in the 38th, sending a shot just wide of the left post from almost the same exact spot he fired home his first goal. The Italian ended up completing his brace in fantastic fashion in the 82nd, expertly curling a free kick into the top left corner from 25 yards out.
Giovinco’s performance helped the Reds snap a three-game winless run, with the win moving them to 2-1-4 on the season. Toronto will look to continue their winning momentum on Saturday, when they’ll host the Houston Dynamo at BMO Field (5:00 am IST; on DSport).
The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.