Sebastian Giovinco reveals he secretly buried a “Lucky Loonie” in the Toronto FC stadium to help them win their first ever MLS Cup.
The Canadian club celebrated with a 2-0 victory over Seattle Sounders last week and the Atomic Ant harked back to a local tradition.
“It wasn't my idea,” said Giovinco on Tuesday on locker clean out day at the Kia Training Ground. “They asked me if I want to do this kind of good luck and I said, 'Yeah, of course.' For a win, I do everything.
“It worked, believe me! The coin is still there.”
Last Thursday, Giovinco buried a loonie (Canadian coin) in the pitch of BMO Field, where the game would be played two days later.
The superstition began when a member of the ice crew planted a loonie under the ice at the 2002 Salt Lake Winter OIympics, and Canada went on to win both men’s and women’s gold medals in ice hockey on that playing surface.
Taking a page from Olympic hockey, on Thursday our own Sebastian Giovinco and the @TFC_GroundsDept buried a Canadian good luck charm at BMO Field. He wanted to share the secret with you. #TFCLive pic.twitter.com/EXIrkPdGk5— Red Patch Boys (@RedPatchBoys) December 10, 2017