Has everyone enjoyed that victory against NYCFC? Has everyone finally gotten their party mode out of their system? I hope so because the next match is coming very quickly for the New York Red Bulls as they have to face another tough opponent on their schedule in Toronto FC.
Don't let their record fool you because everytime you go to the MLS website, you are seeing some highlight goals from this team when Giovinco is the star attraction. Yes Jozy Altidore is having his struggles and Michael Bradley has played well at times, but the truth right now is that Giovinco is the star of the show up in Toronto.
In 22 matches played Sebastian Giovinco has scored 16 times and all of his goals including the penalties he has taken are highlight reel stuff that you can't believe he's converting and why not, some of his stuff is absolutely electric & you have to say a great find for Toronto FC in the past Winter Transfer Window.
"He's been very important, probably one of the best if not the best player in the league" Said Dax McCarty, "He provides 80% of their goals he's by far the most dangerous player in the league and what they do going forward. It's a huge challenge for us and we know he's going to be a big threat."
While it is true that Toronto FC has US International Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore on their squad, as of right now it looks like Giovinco is a one man wrecking crew for Toronto FC as they are tied for 4th place with the New England Revolution. Jesse Marsch also knows what Giovinco can do on the field. "One of the things that is amazing is how productive he is with so many few touches he has in the game. It's not about quantity when it's all about quality it's a full package of danger when you play him and you can't go 1V1 against him."
So as you can see the Red Bulls needed to recover quickly after sweeping the first ever Hudson River Rivalry against NYCFC and take on a dangerous and upcoming side in Toronto FC as they need to continue to score goals and stay ahead of this dangerous side. Mike Grella who has been having a solid season going down the left side of the field as their attack has been converting.
"We have to play our game and implement the stuff we need to get forward and be dangerous ourselves. We have to keep an eye on Giovinco, but we still need to get ourselves going and make sure we don't allow any chances for Toronto. Just keep going with the high pressure, getting balls in the box and just play our game when we have the ball."
As of right now the Red Bulls are unbeaten in these past five games and a big test has come to Red Bull Arena in Sebastian Giovinco and Toronto FC as another three points are on the line, but they will be without the services of Damien Perrinelle as he was suspended by the MLS Disciplinary committee for two games throwing a punch at NYCFC's Jefferson Mena's face.