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Giovinco expected to be fit for MLS Cup final

The former MVP was substituted in extra time but Greg Vanney says it is nothing serious.

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We have good news on the only potential negative of an otherwise unbelievable night: Sebastian Giovinco should be fine for the MLS Cup final.

The Italian pulled up after attempting a shot in extra time against the Montreal Impact, but Greg Vanney has calmed fears of a muscle injury that could threaten his participation against the Seattle Sounders.

Giovinco tends to be cautious with his body - you would be too if it was worth $6.5 million a year - and was visibly unhappy with the unforgiving turf pitch at the Olympic Stadium a week ago, likely for exactly that reason.

I was hopeful, for that reason, that he might be asking to come off more as a precaution, even with the stakes so high, and that looks to have been borne out. The Atomic Ant will get the chance to add MLS’ top team trophy to its foremost individual prize on December 10.