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Dominant is the word used to describe Sebastian Giovinco’s career when he plays against the Montreal Impact. With two goals in the first half, he helped Toronto FC climb to a big victory against their rivals the Montreal Impact.

Toronto FC needed a win on Saturday not only because they were up against their biggest rivals, but because that’s the team they’re chasing for that final Eastern Conference playoff spot.

“We’re fighting and scrapping and clawing for everything right now,” said TFC captain Michael Bradley. “We just got to keep going nothings come easy this year we’ve had to deal with a lot.”

In the first ten minutes other than a corner kick, Montreal struggled to get anything going offensively. It was TFC who came out flying, just the start they needed to set the tone for the match.

It was in the seventh minute that TFC broke through. A pass from Justin Morrow found it’s way through to none other then Giovinco who made no mistake, chipping it into the bottom corner for a 1-0 lead.

Giovinco was at it again in the 22nd minute, slotting home a brilliant pass from Jonathan Osorio to make it 2-0.

TFC wasn’t done there though. In the 29th minute, Osorio was the recipient on a nice ball from newcomer Lucas Janson and he made no mistake to make it 3-0.

However just one minute later Montreal made everyone realize there was more game to be played. Alejandro Silva fired home a rocket beating TFC keeper Alex Bono high short side to make it 3-1.

The Impact would keep the pressure going for the remainder of the first half and were able to beat Bono but not the crossbar off of a free kick.

TFC needed Bono to have a big game after conceding a weak late goal in their last matchup against the last-place San Jose Earthquakes. From the beginning of the match he didn’t look confident and at one point spilled what should’ve been an easy save but it didn’t cost them. He would settle down and make some nice saves late in the match.

The second half seemed to open up a bit more. Montreal was doing everything they could to just get another goal and build momentum, all while TFC were holding on just trying to not concede and give the Impact something to rally off of.

The Impact generated two big chances in the second half but failed to capitalize on both. Saphir Taider missed a header from in close and Bono did well to turn away a late header from roughly 12 yards out to keep it a 3-1 game, which would be the final score.

The win was a big one for TFC who came into the match nine points back of Montreal, and to add on top of that they also had two games in hand. On top of the games in hand, Toronto has one more game against the Impact. If TFC can continue their form as of late, the reigning MLS Cup champions should remain in the playoff hunt.

“Montreal is ahead of us and three points against one of the teams we are trying to track down are really important 3 points,” said TFC head coach Greg Vanney. “Right now it’s just about the points.”

Janson who recently joined TFC before the transfer window closed has come in and stepped up big for Toronto just at the right time. In Altidore’s absence, he has spent some time up top with Giovinco, and the two have had instant chemistry. With a goal and an assist in two games coach Vanney has taken notice.

“They’re very mobile together,” said Vanney. “For two guys who haven’t played a whole lot together, I thought their awareness of each other and their movement was pretty good.”

TFC now look to keep the ball rolling. They have a tough schedule ahead starting with this Wednesday when they travel to take on Portland followed by a game at home against Los Angeles FC.

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