San Jose Earthquakes vs. Toronto FC
7:30 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, Calif.
Television: CSN California
Radio: 1590 KLIV (English - CLICK TO LISTEN), 1370 KZSF (Spanish - CLICK TO LISTEN)
Themes: College Night, Dollar Dog Wednesday
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Toronto FC Scouting Report
Toronto FC (1-4-4, 7 pts.) enters Buck Shaw Stadium ninth in the Eastern Conference. They are riding a two-game losing streak after dropping one-goal results against the New York Red Bulls and Colorado Rapids. Zambian striker Robert Earnshaw has been the most dangerous player on the squad with five goals, second-most in MLS. The squad also features recent Designated Player signing Matias Laba, a 21-year-old Argentine holding midfielder who previously suited up for Argentinos Juniors. Laba has also captained Argentina’s U-20 squad.
- Forward Marcus Tracy completed his return to soccer with his MLS debut in Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Montreal. The former Hermann Trophy winner – awarded to the top college soccer player in the country – came on for Marvin Chavez in the 76th minute, his first MLS appearance since joining the Earthquakes through a weighted lottery on Sept. 11, 2012. After a standout career at Wake Forest, Tracy made a move to Europe with Denmark’s Aalborg BK. However, he only made a handful of appearances during his overseas experience from 2009-11 due to knee injuries. Prior to Saturday’s match, Tracy’s last first-team game came on Dec. 5, 2009 in a 2-0 Aalborg loss against Sonderjyske (1,246 days or 3 years, 4 months and 29 days).
- Honduran World Cup veteran Walter Martinez had a pair of firsts in Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Montreal. Not only did the 31-year-old midfielder make his MLS debut when he subbed on for Rafael Baca in the 62nd minute but he also recorded his first career MLS assist. The helper was a clutch one, eventually setting up a game-tying goal after his pass to Chris Wondolowski was redirected for Sam Cronin at the top of the area. Cronin buried the shot and Martinez picked up one of two assists on the play. “Pery” Martinez signed with the Earthquakes on March 15, 2013 after suiting up for Chongqing (China) in 2012.
- Sam Cronin’s equalizer in the 91st minute to earn a 2-2 draw with the Montreal Impact on Saturday was the club’s third second-half stoppage time goal of the season. Last year, San Jose set a league record with nine such goals; their 12 between the start of 2012 and now is seven more than the next-closest team total.
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Places to Watch
167 E Taylor St.
San Jose, CA 95112
Jack's Neighborhood Bar & Lounge
Almaden and Downtown Britannia Arms
173 W Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113
2565 The Alameda.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Wicked Chicken Wings
668 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
1333 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA