Sebastian Giovinco was likely already the MVP of MLS this season before Wednesday. But what he did on Wednesday evening meant that he may deserve even the second and third place spots as well.
Just on this amazing goal alone, Giovinco deserves those plaudits.
What a time to be alive!! pic.twitter.com/JrJEyTUXY3— Toronto FC (@torontofc) October 15, 2015
Giovinco off the bench. #Giovinco pic.twitter.com/sXbKFpWyba— Darren (@7DarrenAnderson) October 15, 2015
But there is something that makes what Giovinco did more amazing. Considering that the diminutive Italian was the reason his country came back and defeated Norway in their final Euro 2016 qualifier a day before in Rome, then got on a plane, made it back in time and just played in this match for his club Toronto FC makes it all the more remarkable.
AND by scoring this remarkable solo goal against the New York Red Bulls, it just helped send Toronto FC to the MLS playoffs for the first time in their franchise's history!
.@OsoJ92 and the supporters. What a moment. #TFCLive pic.twitter.com/u4Jq7TrCLs— Toronto FC (@torontofc) October 15, 2015
And the reaction for Giovinco's goal sent North American soccer Twitter on fire!
Oh My! Giovinco with one of the goals of the season! Unbelievable— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) October 15, 2015
Giovinco- unreal. Mvp no doubt. This kid is special— Stuart Holden (@stuholden) October 15, 2015
I literally just burst into tears. Not even kidding.— Armen Bedakian (@ArmenBedakian) October 15, 2015
Giovinco just straight clowned #RBNY's defense— Trevor Hayward (@HeyHayward) October 15, 2015
How fitting. What an incredible goal. Toronto FC on their way to their first playoffs after arguably the best ever goal scored at BMO Field.— Kristian Jack (@KristianJack) October 15, 2015
What. A. Goal. #Giovinco— Jason deVos (@jasondevos) October 15, 2015
And as if there weren't already enough, exciting sports things happening in the city of Toronto Wednesday, Giovinco provided yet another epic moment in an epic day in "the SIXland."
Update: Right off the plane, right to BMO Field
Vanney: "Seba's plane landed at 3:45 PM and he came straight to the stadium." #TFCLive— Toronto FC (@torontofc) October 15, 2015