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Weekly Update: July 11, 2016

The Earthquakes complete their two-game home stand with a clash against Toronto FC at Avaya Stadium on Saturday, July 16, presented by Benjamin Moore. San Jose will host reigning league MVP Sebastian Giovinco as part of Italian Heritage Night. The matchup kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast live on CSN California, 1370 KZSF and 1590 KLIV.
Last Friday, the Earthquakes were defeated 1-0 at Avaya Stadium by FC Dallas, who currently sits atop the Western Conference. Captain Chris Wondolowski, who was with the U.S. National Team at Copa America Centenario, made his first appearance at Avaya Stadium since May 11 vs. Houston.
 

OPPONENT INFORMATION

Earthquakes vs. Toronto FC All-Time
MLS Regular Season: 4-4-4
Home: 2-2-1 (7 GF, 8 GA)
Away: 2-2-3 (9 GF, 8 GA)
Playoffs: 0-0-0; US Open Cup: 0-0-0
All-Time Scoring: San Jose – 16, Toronto FC – 16
 
Last Game vs. Toronto FC
Earthquakes 1, Toronto FC 3; May 30, 2015; BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
The San Jose Earthquakes fell to Toronto FC 3-1 on a rain-soaked pitch at BMO Field. Forward Chris Wondolowski netted his eighth goal of the season and has now scored a goal in five of the team’s last six matches. In the 12th minute, Toronto FC played a long ball from the back that seemingly gave forward Sebastian Giovinco a clear path to goal, but Quakes keeper David Bingham rushed outside of the penalty area and headed the ball to safety. Four minutes later, Bingham came up big once again. From just outside the six-yard box, Giovinco ripped a shot, forcing Bingham to make a quick-reaction save. The ball then caromed off the crossbar and was eventually cleared out of harm’s way. Toronto FC took a 1-0 lead in the 22nd minute when Justin Morrow’s diving header snuck inside the far post off a cross from the left wing by Giovinco. Toronto’s early advantage was short-lived, however, as San Jose leveled the score on the right foot of Chris Wondolowski just two minutes later. Toronto defender Ashtone Morgan was called for a handball inside the penalty area and Wondolowski converted by driving the ball low and hard into the back of the net. Wondolowski has now scored a goal in four consecutive games. Toronto re-took the lead in the 33rd minute when midfielder Warren Creavalle ripped a low shot from the edge of the penalty area that skipped on the grass and just past the outstretched arms of Bingham. TFC made the score line 3-1 in the 71st minute. Giovinco played a low ball across the front of the net and forward Luke Moore redirected it goal-ward. The Quakes were without several midfielders, including Designated Player Matias Perez Garcia, and Fatai Alashe and Tommy Thompson, who were called to represent the U.S. U-23s and U-20s, respectively. Forward Mark Sherrod saw his first playing time of the season, entering the game in the 75th minute, and JJ Koval made his first start since April 17 against the New York Red Bulls.
 
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 … In 2013, the Quakes staged a dramatic come-from-behind win against Toronto with Adam Jahn scoring to tie the match, before Wondolowski netted the winner in the 81st minute for a 2-1 victory … On June 7, 2014, Toronto FC got a 1-0 victory at BMO Field thanks to a Jermain Defoe penalty kick … In their only meeting of 2015, the Quakes fell to Toronto FC 3-1 despite a goal from forward Chris Wondolowski.
 
Earthquakes – Toronto FC Connections
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 … Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski was part of the 2014 U.S. World Cup team along with Toronto FC’s Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley … San Jose midfielder Tommy Thompson (2013) as well as Toronto FC defenders Eriq Zavaleta (2011-12) and Drew Moor (2003-04) all played collegiately at the University of Indiana … Quakes defender Marvell Wynne made 76 starts with Toronto FC from 2007-09 and tallied each of his two career goals with the club in 2008 … Wynne also played with Moor (2010-14) and Toronto FC’s Clint Irwin (2013-14) on the Colorado Rapids … Toronto FC defender Steven Beitashour is from San Jose and played for the Earthquakes from 2010-2013, making 87 appearances and scoring two goals … Earthquakes midfielder Fatai Alashe (2011-14) and Toronto FC midfielder Jay Chapman (2012-14) were teammates at Michigan State … San Jose defender Clarence Goodson (2000-03) and Toronto forward Tsubasa Endoh (2012-15) both played collegiately at Maryland … Quakes forward Quincy Amarikwa made 11 appearances for Toronto FC in the 2012 season … Amarikwa and Moor were teammates on the Colorado Rapids from 2010-12 … San Jose forward Chad Barrett played for Toronto from 2008-10, making 65 appearances and scoring 16 goals … Barrett and Zavaleta were teammates on Seattle Sounders FC in 2014 … Quakes defender Shaun Francis and Toronto FC defender Josh Williams played together on the Columbus Crew from 2010-12.
 

EARTHQUAKES IN THE COMMUNITY 

Quakes Donate $20,000 to Charity
At the team’s Pride Night on Friday, the Earthquakes donated a total of $20,000, with four local LGBT charities (Project MORE, LGBTQ Youth Space, Billy DeFrank LGBTQ Community Center & You Can Play) receiving $3,000 each and the OneOrlando Fund receiving $8,000 in light of the recent attacks.
 
7UP Meet & Greet at FoodMaxx
Who: Earthquakes defender Marvell Wynne
What: Player Meet & Greet at FoodMaxx
Where: 1972 Tully Rd., San Jose
When: Monday, July 11 from 1:30-3 p.m. 
 
SoccerKraze Meet & Greet
Who: Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas
What: Player Meet & Greet at SoccerKraze
Where: 797 W Hamilton Ave., Campbell, CA 95008
When: Tuesday, July 12 from 1-2:30 p.m.
 
BMW Meet & Greet
Who: Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski and goalkeeper David Bingham 
What: Drive for a Cause BMW Player Appearance
Where: East Bay BMW 4350 Rosewood Dr., Pleasanton, CA 94588
When: Tuesday, July 12 from 2:30-4 p.m. 
 
Story Time with the Quakes 
Who: Earthquakes defender Andres Imperiale
What: Player will read a story to kids at the San Jose Public Library branch and sign autographs 
Where: Rose Garden Library Branch, 1580 Naglee Ave. in San Jose
When: Tuesday, July 12 at 6:15 p.m.
 
Story Time with the Quakes 
Who: Player TBD
What: Player will read a story to kids at the San Jose Public Library branch and sign autographs 
Where: Hillview Branch Library, 1600 Hopkins Dr., San Jose, CA 95122
When: Wednesday, July 13 at 5:30 p.m.
 
Story Time with the Quakes 
Who: Player TBD
What: Player will read a story to kids at the San Jose Public Library branch and sign autographs 
Where: Tully Community Branch Library, 880 Tully Rd., San Jose, CA 95111
When: Thursday, July 14 at 6 p.m.
 
Earthquakes Soccer Camps
Who: Earthquakes goalkeeper Bryan Meredith 
What: Player Meet & Greet at Earthquakes Soccer Camps
Where: Vista Montana Park, 4041 N 1st St., San Jose, CA 95134
When: Day and time TBD
 

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES 

Familiar Opponent, New Turf
Toronto FC is making their first appearance at Avaya Stadium. The last time the Quakes played Toronto at home was on May 8, 2013 at Buck Shaw Stadium and left with a 2-1 victory.
 
First Trips to Avaya
Visiting MLS teams have been held to a 3-7-5 record in their first trips to Avaya Stadium.  
 
Wondo Against Toronto FC
Earthquakes captain Chris Wondolowski is tied for first among all active players and tied for second all-time with eight goals against Toronto FC.
 
Three’s Not the Charm
The Earthquakes have not lost three straight games since July of 2015. The club will be looking to stop their two-game skid on Saturday.
 
First Loss at Home
The Earthquakes suffered their first loss at home this season with a 1-0 defeat to FC Dallas. It was also their first loss at Avaya Stadium since Sept. 5, 2015 vs. Philadelphia.
 
Minding the Net
San Jose has allowed four total goals in eight games at Avaya Stadium this season and has yet to concede multiple goals to an opponent on home turf.
 
No More Than One
The Earthquakes have held opponents to no more than one goal in 13 of their 18 matches this season, including seven of their last eight.
 
Cato Returns to Starting XI
On Saturday, Cordell Cato made his first start since October 16, 2015, playing 90 minutes.
 
Marvell Makes 50th Appearance
Defender Marvell Wynne played in his 50th career game with the Quakes. He has now surpassed 50 appearances with three separate clubs (Toronto FC, Colorado Rapids).
 
Bingham Reaches Career Milestone
With 90 minutes played against FC Dallas, goalkeeper David Bingham eclipsed 5,000 career minutes with the Earthquakes. He’s the fourth and youngest San Jose goalkeeper to reach the milestone, along with Pat Onstad, Joe Cannon and Jon Busch.
 
First Half Favored
San Jose has held their opponents scoreless in the first half in 12 of their 18 matches so far this season.
 
On the Leaderboard
Among the Earthquakes that rank near the top in various statistical categories in MLS are:
  • Chris Wondolowski – 7 goals (t-10th in MLS)
  • David Bingham – 4 shutouts (t-8th in MLS)
 
MLS Goals Since 2010
Chris Wondolowski has been by far the league’s most efficient striker since 2010, leading the league in goals during that time span:
 
1. Chris Wondolowski – 109 goals
2. Robbie Keane – 79
3. Alvaro Saborio – 71
4. Kei Kamara – 67
5. Sebastien Le Toux – 55
6. Bradley Wright-Phillips – 54
7. Fabian Espindola – 53
8. Thierry Henry – 51
T9. Dominic Oduro – 50
T9. Will Bruin – 50
 
Wondolowski Continues To Climb All-Time MLS Goals List
Chris Wondolowski knows how to find the back of the net. Here are the top-10 all-time goal scorers in MLS history:
 
1. Landon Donovan – 144 in 334 games
2. Jeff Cunningham – 134 in 365 games
3. Jaime Moreno – 133 in 340 games
4. Chris Wondolowski – 116 in 243 games
5. Ante Razov – 114 in 262 games
6. Jason Kreis – 108 in 305 games
7. Dwayne De Rosario – 104 in 343 games
8. Taylor Twellman – 101 in 174 games
9. Edson Buddle – 100 in 304 games
T10. Roy Lassiter – 88 in 179 games
T10. Carlos Ruiz – 88 in 182 games
 
Wondolowski Near Top Of MLS All-Time Game-Winning Goals List
Chris Wondolowski has a flair for game-winning goals. Here are the top-five game-winning goal scorers in MLS history:
 
1. Landon Donovan – 41 in 334 games
2. Jeff Cunningham – 40 in 365 games
3. Chris Wondolowski – 38 in 243 games
4. Ante Razov – 33 in 262 games
5. Jason Kreis – 31 in 305 games
 
Road Goals Leaderboard
Here are the top-five goal scorers on the road in MLS history:
 
1. Landon Donovan – 62
2. Chris Wondolowski – 58
3. Jeff Cunningham – 57
4. Ante Razov – 54
5. Jaime Moreno – 50
 
Goals for One Club
Here are the top-five goal scorers with a single club in MLS history:
 
1. Jaime Moreno, DC – 131
T2. Chris Wondolowski, SJ – 112
T2. Landon Donovan, LA – 112
4. Taylor Twellman, NE – 101
5. Jason Kreis, DAL – 91
 

ACADEMY UPDATE

The Burlingame Dragons (U-23s) clinched a stake in the 2016 PDL playoffs with a 4-0 win against the Las Vegas Mobsters on Sunday. Four different players scored to give the Dragons their second straight postseason berth. Burlingame will close out the regular season with a road contest against San Francisco City FC on Friday, July 15.
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