Giovinco vs. NYCFC

Football on the pristine grass of Yankee Stadium will never look normal. Neither will what Sebastian Giovinco did in the first half against the expansion side.


A goal from the penalty spot, the second from open play after a smart backheel by Jackson and a third, the most impressive of the bunch, just before halftime to cap a remarkable 45 minutes of football.


Consider Giovinco struck a penalty off the post. Consider the Reds were trailing 2-0 early after a pair of defensive lapses. Giovinco added an assist on Marky Delgado’s go-ahead goal but the Reds succumbed late and the game ended 4-4.


In many ways this match in The House That George built served as a microcosm of Toronto’s season. With the costly defensive lapses accompanying a stunning performance by Seba

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