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Sebastian Giovinco scored on an early highlight-reel goal and  Toronto FC beat the Portland Timbers 1-0 on Saturday night.

May 23, 2015

TORONTO (AP) — Sebastian Giovinco scored on an early highlight-reel goal and Toronto FC beat the Portland Timbers 1-0 on Saturday night.

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The 5'4" Italian forward scored in the fifth minute with a spectacular left-footed shot from 30 yards out that beat diving goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey.

Giovinco has five goals in 10 MLS to tie the injured Jozy Altidore for the team lead. Giovinco has six goals in his last nine games in all competitions.

Toronto (4-5-1) had other chances to add to its total, but failed to convert them.

Portland's Diego Valeri limped off in the 25th minute after seemingly turning an ankle. The Argentine player was making his third start since returning from knee surgery.

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The Timbers dropped to 3-5-4.

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