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Sebastian Giovinco is arguably the greatest player in the history of the Major League Soccer going by his goals, titles and unmatched level of consistency over the years.

So much has been written and said about the very talented player who has been achieving so much as such top levels year in year out. Within the past month, Giovinco has scored seven goals in four games – getting two hat-tricks and a strike. Surprisingly, thesame player went eight games without scoring in May, June and July. His hiatus almost sent Toronto FC in trouble.

Despite the efforts of Greg Vanney in adding a few players to the squad this season, the team is still heavily reliant on Giovinco. The former Parma and Juventus striker is also set to be in action when the squad takes a trip to Texas to play Houston Dynamo. Toronto FC have won their last four encounters playing at BMO Field. After the Dynamo game, they play Philadelphia Union at PPL Park before a trip to Florida to face Orlando. All through the journey, the team would be depending still on the 29-year old Italian.

Portland Timbers produced a complete performance

Portland Timbers produced a complete performance to register the first victory of the season against FC Dallas.

The club had managed only a couple of draws and defeats up until now. They are not expected to get a win against Dallas, who have made a strong start to the season. When Akindele came up with the equaliser just six minutes after Borchers had given the lead for Portland Timbers, it looked like the same story once again for the home team. This was not the case after an inspired second-half performance saw them register a first win of the campaign.

Despite not having won a single match until now, Portland Timbers have moved into the play-off places with this victory. They have jumped above the likes of San Jose and Houston Dynamo. Manager Caleb Porter was extremely satisfied with the performance in all areas of the pitch. Dallas have a direct style of play and they have so far been able to take advantage of the explosive speed within Fabian Castillo.Porter appears to have targeted Castillo as the opposition’s major threat and negating this advantage has helped them get this victory according to the manager. Without the threat fromCastillo, Dallas could only manage three shots on target. Continue reading “Portland Timbers produced a complete performance”