Watch: Revolution got smoked on this play, but still came out winners

The New England Revolution struggled with Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco, left, Sunday night, but walked away 3-1 winners.
The New England Revolution struggled with Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco, left, Sunday night, but walked away 3-1 winners. –AP

The New England Revolution won their fifth straight game Sunday night, a crucial away result against Toronto FC in a tight fight for Eastern Conference positioning as the MLS playoffs approach.

The 3-1 result, though, may be overshadowed by the play—one play in particular—from MVP candidate Sebastian Giovinco. Watch the 28-year-old Italian put on a clinic in the first half, scooting past two of New England’s better defensive players, Scott Caldwell and Andrew Farrell:

Toronto couldn’t finish on the play, a common theme in a night that saw the Revs win despite being outshot 21-7. The Revs weren’t without their own contribution to the highlight reel, and this one—a Diego Fagundez strike, set up by an alert Lee Nguyen—even had an effect on the scoreboard.

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With six games to play, New England sits in fourth place in the Eastern Conference, good for a playoff spot. They’re within spitting distance of the conference’s two top spots, which would give the club a first-round bye.

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