Fan Guide: Quakes travel to Toronto
Earthquakes vs. Toronto FC All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 4-2-4
Home: 2-2-1 (7 GF, 8 GA)
Away: 2-0-3 (8 GF, 4 GA)
Playoffs: 0-0-0; US Open Cup: 0-0-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 15, Toronto FC – 12
Last Game vs. Toronto FC
Earthquakes 2, Toronto FC 1; May 8, 2013; Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
The Earthquakes scored twice in the second half to rally past visiting Toronto FC. Adam Jahn and Chris Wondolowski each found the net as San Jose snapped a six-game winless streak. The Earthquakes fell behind early as Justin Braun found the net in the 14th minute. Irish defender Darren O’Dea sent a free kick into the mix where Doneil Henry rose and won the header. Braun positioned himself in front of a San Jose defender and volleyed home the goal from six yards out. Jahn found an equalizer just three minutes into the second half. Dan Gargan started the play with a throw-in to Wondolowski. The Danville native flicked a pass to Jahn who stepped over the ball and then fired with his left foot to beat goalkeeper Joseph Bendik. That goal set the stage for another dramatic comeback. Marvin Chavez teed up a corner kick in the 83rd minute, sending the ball near post to countryman Walter Martinez. The Honduran international flicked a no-look header into the keepers’ box where Wondolowski redirected the ball into the net with his thigh. San Jose dominated the stat sheet with a 17-7 advantage in shots and 59.5 percent of the possession.
History of the Quakes – Toronto FC Rivalry
The two teams tied 0-0 on July 19, 2008, at Toronto’s BMO Field in the debut of former Quakes star Darren Huckerby … San Jose produced a 2-0 win on Oct. 25, 2008, in the regular-season finale for both teams … Toronto FC posted a 3-1 victory at Buck Shaw Stadium on July 11, 2009 …The Quakes earned a 1-1 road draw on Oct. 10, 2009, thanks to a stoppage-time equalizer by Cornell Glen … Toronto FC defeated the Earthquakes 3-1 again at Buck Shaw Stadium on May 29, 2010, though the Quakes returned the favor at BMO Field on Sept. 25 with a 3-2 decision as Chris Wondolowski registered all three goals … Both meetings in 2011 ended in 1-1 deadlocks … San Jose’s Simon Dawkins and Alan Gordon, then with Toronto FC but now with the Quakes, accounted for the scoring at Buck Shaw on April 9 … At BMO Field on Aug. 27, Eric Avila’s 32nd-minute goal was cancelled out by Wondolowski’s late equalizer in the 87th minute … Wondolowski continued his dominance north of the border when the Quakes beat Toronto FC 3-0 on March 24, 2012, scoring two of San Jose’s three goals in the process.
Earthquakes-Toronto FC Connections
On July 14, 2011, the Earthquakes acquired forward Alan Gordon as well as defender Nana Attakora and midfielder Jacob Peterson from Toronto FC in exchange for forward Ryan Johnson, allocation money, and an international player slot (Peterson and Attakora – Sporting KC and D.C. United – are no longer with the Quakes) … Gordon’s only season in Toronto was 2011, when he played eight games before being traded to the Quakes … San Jose midfielder Sam Cronin was selected by Toronto FC with the second overall pick of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft, and started 30 of 33 games played with TFC before being traded to the Earthquakes for allocation money on June 21, 2010 … Cronin scored his first MLS goal (6/13/2009 vs. NY) as a member of TFC, adding five assists in 30 career starts with the club… Toronto FC midfielder Dwayne De Rosario played for the Quakes from 2001-05 where he helped San Jose win the MLS Cup in 2001 and 2003 … De Rosario and Quakes forward Chris Wondolowski were teammates with the Houston Dynamo from 2006-08 … Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow was drafted by the Quakes in the second round (28th overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft and played for San Jose from 2010-13 before being traded to Toronto … Quakes forward Mike Fucito, Toronto FC forward Bright Dike and goalkeeper Joseph Bendik were teammates with the Portland Timbers in 2012 … Fuctio and Toronto FC midfielder Collen Warner were teammates with the Montreal Impact in 2012 … Quakes defender Clarence Goodson (2000-03) and Toronto FC defender Jeremy Hall (2006-08) both played at Maryland … Quakes defender Jordan Stewart and Toronto FC forward Luke Moore are both from Birmingham, England … Quakes goalkeeper David Bingham played at Cal with Toronto FC forward Andrew Wiedeman and goalkeeper Andrew Wiedeman in 2008 … Quakes midfielder Atiba Harris, Wiedeman and Toronto FC defender Jackson were teammates with FC Dallas in 2010 … Wiedeman is a native of Oakland … Earthquakes defender Ty Harden made 39 starts for Toronto FC between 2010 and 2012 before signing with San Jose on Jan. 25, 2013 … Toronto FC head coach Ryan Nelsen (1999-00) and Earthquakes forward Adam Jahn (2009-12) both played at Stanford.