Giovinco turns game in three-minute span

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS -

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Se­bas­tian Giovinco had a goal and an as­sist to help Toronto FC beat the vis­it­ing Philadelphia Union, 2-1, on Satur­day.

The game turned dur­ing a three-minute se­quence in the first half when Giovinco played provider for Marky Del­gado in the 29th minute and scored him­self in the 32nd.

Philadelphia sub­sti­tute Conor Casey, a for­mer Toronto FC player, scored in stop­page time af­ter mak­ing room for a low shot that beat a div­ing Joe Bendik.

Giovinco came close to a third goal in the 40th minute af­ter a through ball from Jozy Alti­dore put him through the de­fense. He beat on­rush­ing goal­keeper Brian Sylvestre, but sent the ball just wide of the post.

Giovinco has 12 goals and nine as­sists this sea­son.

Toronto im­proved to 8-7-3, and Philadelphia dropped to 6-11-4.

l REVO­LU­TION 1, NEW YORK CITY FC 0: Lee Nguyen drove a right-footed shot past Josh Saun­ders in the 12th minute to lead New Eng­land to a vic­tory in Foxborough, Mass.

New Eng­land snapped a five­match los­ing streak.

New Eng­land im­proved to 79-6. New York City (5-9-6) played the fi­nal 35 min­utes of reg­u­la­tion and six more of stop­page time a man down af­ter Ned Grabavoy was shown a red card in the 55th minute.

For­mer Premier League star Frank Lam­pard did not make the trip with New York City in what would have been his de­but.

The for­mer Chelsea midfielder in­jured his calf in train­ing and missed a game last week against Toronto FC.

Lam­pard and newly ac­quired des­ig­nated player An­drea Pirlo could make their de­buts next week against Or­lando City. Pirlo has been one of the top Ital­ian mid­field­ers for a decade. Goal­keeper Brad Knighton earned the shutout, mak­ing sev­eral saves in the clos­ing min­utes.

lREDBULLS2, ORLANDOCITY 0: Sacha Kl­jes­tan’s score in the 21st minute paved the way for a New York vic­tory against an Or­lando City team re­duced to 10men for the third game in a row. Mike Grella added a goal in the 91st minute to se­cure all three points for vis­it­ingNewYork.

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