Sebastian Giovinco Named MLS Player Of The Week

Toronto FC forward Sebastian Giovinco was named Major League Soccer (MLS) Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 21 of the 2017 MLS season.

Giovinco’s two goals and one assist against Eastern Conference rivals New York City FC helped power the Reds to a 4-0 victory this past weekend and opened up a five-point gap atop the Supporters’ Shield standings.

Giovinco’s first goal of the game in the 32nd minute has been nominated for the Week 21 AT&T Goal of the Week. His second half free kick goal in the 67th minute gave the Atomic Ant his 50th career goal in MLS regular season play, and was his 10th free kicks goal becoming the MLS all-time leading scorer directly from free kicks. Giovinco was also named to the MLS Team of the Week for Week 21.

Toronto FC’s all-time list of MLS Player of the Week honours include: Sebastian Giovinco (Week 8, 21 – 2017, Weeks 20, 22 – 2016 & Weeks 13, 14, 19 – 2015) Jozy Altidore (Week 1 – 2015), Jermain Defoe (Week 2 – 2014), Robert Earnshaw (Week 2 – 2013), Danny Koevermans (Week 17 – 2012 & Week 27 – 2011), Joao Plata (Week 8 – 2011), Dwayne De Rosario (Weeks 5, 10 – 2010), Amado Guevara (Week 10 – 2009) and Chad Barrett (Week 17 – 2009).

The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season by a panel of journalists from NASR. The group consists of members of print, television, radio and online media. More information and membership information can be found at

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