Giovinco works his magic in 4-0 Toronto FC win
TORONTO — On a torrid summer day against one of the top teams in Major League Soccer, Toronto FC showed off its ruthless side.
Sebastian Giovinco scored two spectacular goals and Jozy Altidore and Raheem Edwards struck late as Toronto FC blanked New York City FC, 4-0, on Sunday afternoon, increasing its lead atop the league to five points.
It was 1-0 at the half. But as the game wore, Toronto (12-3-7) turned the screw on NYCFC (11-7-4) in a performance that will send shivers down the spine of rivals.
It came as a cost as Toronto’s Oyvind Alseth limped off in the 12th minute with a lacerated foot. Fellow wingback Justin Morrow had to leave in the 64th minute with cramps on a hot 29 Celsius afternoon before a loud sellout crowd of 29,203.
With second-place Chicago losing to Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, first place in the East was on the line Sunday.