Category: Sebastian Giovinco

Giovinco’s omission could hurt MLS’s player recruitment

Sebastian Giovinco has been left out of the Italy squad ahead of the 2016 European tournament. Of course, most US soccer fans know this since Major League Soccer has been up in arms over his omission, or at least Antonio Conte’s comments. Giovinco played a small role, if any, in Italy’s qualification for this summer’s finals. Yes, he has been brilliant at Toronto, scoring 57% of their goals in 2016. However, Giovinco hasn’t played against the same level of talent as others selected in Conte’s provisional 30-man squad. As James Horncastle pointed out in a recent article, the likes of ... Read more

Landslide vote hands Sebastian Giovinco Major League Soccer’s Most Valuable Player award

Photo credit: AFP. Italian striker Sebastian Giovinco, a former Juventus star who scored 22 goals for Toronto this past season, was named Wednesday as Major League Soccer’s 2015 Most Valuable Player. The 28-year-old from Turin was the league’s joint-top scorer and laid on a league-best 16 assists for the Canadian club in his debut season, leading Toronto FC to its first playoff appearance. Giovinco also captured the MLS Golden Boot and Newcomer of the Year awards and was named to the North American league’s Best 11 all-star squad. In voting from players, team executives and a media panel, Giovinco received ... Read more

Sebastian Giovinco is on track to be the most important player in MLS history

This MLS season has been accompanied by a lot of talk about the state of the league, what it should be, what it isn’t and where it’s going. Think pieces about promotion and relegation, the ever-moving goalposts on designated player allotments, and even its small but growing contingent of British fans, but in many ways what’s happened on the pitch could ben the biggest coup for the future of the league. And the lion’s share of the praise should go to an Italian wizard up north who’s set the league alight, Sebastian Giovinco. Much has been made of Giovinco’s impact at ... Read more

Watch Sebastian Giovinco’s astounding goal for Toronto FC [VIDEO]

Italian striker Sebastian Giovinco scored one of the goals of the season last night to help create history by helping Toronto FC qualify for the MLS playoffs for the first time in the club’s 8-year history. The goal by the 28-year-old Italian has to be seen to be believed. His solo run, cutting inside and bamboozling defenders, and then hitting a beautiful shot that went into the far corner of the net is simply out-of-this-world. Plus the goal helped Toronto reach its first playoff, which makes it all the more sweeter. I must say that the goal is made even ... Read more

Sebastian Giovinco has had the greatest season in MLS history; By Steve Davis

There have been better, more talented and more accomplished men than Sebastian Giovinco to perform in Major League Soccer. Start with a fellow who just left MLS, Thierry Henry, who is sometimes called “King” for a reason. The majesty of his best days in the game can hardly be overstated. In terms of team accomplishment, David Villa can stand alongside Henry; both are World Cup winners, European Championship winners and European Champions League winners. Heck, even loafing Lothar Matthäus was a remarkable presence on the field at his best, before he signed up to practically steal money from the New ... Read more

Juve In Crisis?

The victory against Inter was not backed by a vintage performance but served as a reprieve for Ciro Ferrara who is under intense pressure from the tifosi to bring glory back to the Old Lady following a summer spending campaign which included the signing of Brazilians Diego and Felipe Melo for considerable sums. Ferrara was expected to help Juve complete the transition from a side recovering after some catastrophic seasons which included an enforced stay in Serie B, yet the Coach himself seems to be wilting under the demands of managing a top side. The former Azzurri defender has no ... Read more

ONE YEAR TO GO: Will World Champs or World Chumps be flying to South Africa?

To fans of Calcio it’s still as vivid as ever: The vision of Fabio Cannavaro lifting the World Cup aloft remains the proudest of Italian memories in a difficult recent history. But with one year to go before the 19th World Cup Final, Cannavaro and his Azzurri have a lot of hard work to do if the national team are to avoid an embarrassing fate in their defence of the trophy. A shameful defeat to Egypt and a straightforward thumping by Brazil in the recent Confederations Cup have highlighted Italy’s fall from grace since that golden night in Berlin. Their ... Read more

Champions League Group Stage – Tuesday Results

First results from match day two left both Italian clubs drawing even against opponents BATE Borisov and FC Steaua Bucuresti. Yesterday’s Match Summary BATE Borisov 2 – 2 Juventus After falling behind two goals to nil in the early going, Juventus needed two Vincenzo Iaqunita goals to salvage a point away to newcomers Borisov. Carlo Garganese/ – despite being shifted out in an alien right midfield position by Ranieri, Giovinco was absolutely outstanding. He created both of Iaquinta’s goals, the second with a brilliant slide rule pass. He also put Nedved clean through on goal, and every chance Juve had came through ... Read more