After a performance that sparked coach Greg Vanney to call him the best player in league history, Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco has captured Alcatel MLS Player of the Week honors for a second time this season in Week 21, as voted on by the North America Soccer Reporters (NASR).
Giovinco scored a pair of stunning goals from distance to reach while reaching 50 for his MLS career in his 12th-career multi-goal performance with TFC. And that was just the start during a 4-0 rout of visiting New York City FC that put the Reds five points clear in the Eastern Conference and Supporters Shield races.
After a 45-minute All-Star Game outing on Wednesday, Giovonco will try to help Toronto keep the pressure on the rest of the league's elite in a Week 22 match away at D.C. United (7 pm ET | TSN, MLS LIVE in the US)
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.