Toronto FC’s Designated Player Continues to Light Up MLS
By Dan Stelly | Photo via Nick Turchario — USA Today Sports
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Sebastian Giovinco is our player of the week for his incredible showing, including a hat trick and an assist, in Toronto FC’s 4–4 draw with New York City FC.
Despite the Italian attacker’s pedigree — six seasons at Juventus, 21 appearances for his national side, and a strong showing at Euro 2012 — few would have predicted Giovinco’s sheer dominance in MLS thus far. The forward’s performance in the Bronx brought his season numbers to 11 goals and eight assists. He also has the most shots on target of any player in the league. There’s also the quality of the Italian’s goals: free kicks, long-range blasts, darting runs, and cheeky finishes — he does it all.
We’ll likely be seeing Giovinco at the MLS All-Star Game later this month, but Toronto’s prized Designated Player is certainly in the mix for MVP honors, too. It helps when you can score three times in the space of just nine minutes.