Toronto FC Are Going To Win The MLS Cup Because They Have Sebastian Giovinco, And Nobody Else Does

Sebastian Giovinco's free kick won it for Toronto against the New York Red Bulls.

Sebastian Giovinco is extremely good at free kicks. The little Italian is as good as just about anybody in Europe, barring the truly world-class free kick-takers. He's certainly the best free kick-taker in MLS.

Giovinco displayed his exceptional talents in the 72nd minute with Toronto FC and the New York Red Bulls knotted at 1-1 Monday.


It is really hard to get a soccer ball up and over a wall like that and back down into the goal, let alone with good enough placement to beat a professional goalkeeper. And Joel Robles is not a bad goalkeeper.

Giovinco's free kick proved the winner, and Toronto FC have a sizeable advantage to take back to Toronto for the return leg in the MLS Cup quarterfinals. A win plus two away goals means the Red Bulls will have to either win 2-0 or score three and win in Toronto to advance to the semi-finals.

Toronto FC will probably not have any trouble protecting their lead, though. Especially if Sebastian Giovinco gets over a free kick in a dangerous area.

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