The reigning Landon Donovan MLS MVP scored a hat trick in Saturday’s 4-1 win over the New England Revolution at BMO Field, his second in four games. Giovinco now paces the Golden Boot race with 15 goals this season while ranking second in MLS with 10 assists. Over Toronto's four-game winning streak, all at home, Giovinco has tallied seven goals and three assists, lifting his squad to second place in the Eastern Conference standings (36 points, 10-7-6 record). The hat trick was the fourth in Giovinco's two MLS seasons, already ranking second in league history.
Toronto's all-time leading scorer dazzled with his second goal of the match moments later in the 29th minute. Giovinco collected the ball on the edge of the area and sent a fantastic long-range curling shot over the top of Shuttleworth to give Toronto a 2-0 lead (Watch Goal).
Giovinco completed his hat trick with a penalty kick to give Toronto a 3-0 lead in the 76th minute, sending a right-footed shot past a diving Shuttleworth, whose deflection was not enough to stop Giovinco’s powerful strike (Watch Goal).
Toronto FC next faces Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Field on Saturday, August 13 (9 p.m. ET, TSN5/MLS LIVE).