The Italian forward joined Toronto from Juventus during the offseason in one of the most exciting deals in MLS history and he didn’t disappoint.
He has scooped the Golden Boot award with 22 regular season goals and has also taken the assist title with 16. Kei Kamara also netted 22 times but Giovinco’s superior assist tally acts as the tiebreaker.
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The ‘Atomic Ant’ becomes the first MLS player to ever lead the league in both goals and assists at the end of the regular season and he has also become the first ever Toronto player to lead MLS in assists.
His 22 goals in one campaign also eclipsing Toronto’s previous record set by Dwayne De Rosario (15) in 2010.Embed from Getty Images
Toronto FC will now enter their first ever MLS Cup Playoff run with an away game to Montreal Impact on Thursday night. They lost 2-1 to the Impact on Sunday and will need to improve if they are to make it past the knockout round.
With Giovinco in their side they can never be ruled out and the tricky attacker will now look to fire the Reds to MLS Cup success at the first attempt.
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