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Rate the Reds: Sebastian Giovinco brilliant in opener

It was a good night for some of the Reds’ shortest players

MLS: Concacaf Champions League-Toronto FC at Colorado Rapids Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

One game down, seven to go. Toronto FC are a step closer to advancing in the CONCACAF Champions League, partly thanks to a goal and an assist from the Atomic Ant. A number of TFC players stood out on the night, all but one coming out positive from your rankings.

You were more than satisfied with Auro’s TFC debut, ranking him second. Alex Bono and Jonathan Osorio follow, two players who had serious flashes of brilliance. In fact, maybe Osorio should play in the cold every week, because two of his best performances for Toronto have come in frigid temperatures (this, and the MLS Cup in December).

You weren’t happy with Jozy Altidore’s night, putting him at the bottom of the rankings. He did struggle, partly because he was so well-covered by the Colorado Rapids defenders. He did make one nice pass through to Giovinco before Osorio’s goal, but other than that had a pretty quiet night. Altidore also fired a seemingly assured chance well wide of the net.

Victor Vazquez is also uncharacteristically low; he wasn’t quite as creative as usual, and couldn’t seem to pick out players with passes like he’s done normally.

Here are the full results of our poll:

1. Sebastian Giovinco +203
2. Auro +190
3. Jonathan Osorio +177
4. Alex Bono +176
5. Greg Vanney +137
6. Michael Bradley +135
7. Nick Hagglund +101
8. Drew Moor +97
=9. Nicolas Hasler +54
=9. Marky Delgado +54
11. Justin Morrow +48
=12. Jordan Hamilton +38
=12. Victor Vazquez +38
14. Eriq Zavaleta +26
15. Jozy Altidore -6