Seattle Sounders FC
Sebastian Giovinco scored on an early highlight-reel goal and Toronto FC beat the Portland Timbers 1-0 on Saturday night.
The 5-foot-4 Italian forward scored in the fifth minute with a spectacular left-footed shot from 25 yards out that beat diving goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey.
Giovinco has five goals in 10 MLS games to tie the injured Jozy Altidore for the team lead. Giovinco has six goals in his last nine games in all competitions.
Toronto had other chances to add to its total, but failed to beat...
The Seattle Sounders went into B.C. Place and took down Cascadia rivals Vancouver 2-0. It was more than enough to take the top spot in this week's MLS Power Rankings...
1. Seattle Sounders (+2)
The Sounders' depth has revealed itself this season, especially in midfield. But on Saturday, it was forward Chad Barrett stepping in for the injured Obafemi Martins and delivering two clinical finishes to grab three points over Vancouver. Seattle defended smartly as well.
2. New England Revolution (no change)