TORONTO, Ont. – The San Jose Earthquakes fell to league leaders Toronto FC 4-0 on Saturday afternoon at BMO Field in Toronto, finishing the game with 10 men. With the result, the Earthquakes are now 3-3-1 in their last seven games.
Forward Chris Wondolowski made his 250th appearance for San Jose during the match, equaling the club record set by Ramiro Corrales. He will have an opportunity to break the record next Saturday at Avaya Stadium.
The Quakes return home to take on the Houston Dynamo on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7:15 p.m., presented by the City of San Jose. The critical Western Conference showdown will be the first match at Avaya Stadium since Aug. 19.
MLS Regular Season
Toronto FC 4 – 0 San Jose Earthquakes
Sept. 9, 2017 – BMO Field in Toronto, ON
Scoring Summary: TOR – Victor Vazquez (Steven Beitashour) 26; TOR – Jozy Altidore (Victor Vazquez) 48; TOR – Jozy Altidore (Steven Beitashour) 64; TOR – Jonathan Osorio (Chris Mavinga) 66.
Misconduct Summary: SJ – Anibal Godoy (caution) 43; SJ – Marco Ureña (caution) 57; SJ – Darwin Ceren (ejection) 72.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES: Andrew Tarbell; Shea Salinas, Andres Imperiale, Florian Jungwirth, Kofi Sarkodie; Anibal Godoy, Darwin Ceren; Jackson Yueill (Jahmir Hyka 83), Chris Wondolowski, Tommy Thompson; Marco Ureña (Danny Hoesen 72).
SHOTS: 6, SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; SAVES: 6; FOULS: 8; CORNER KICKS: 2; OFFSIDES: 1.
TORONTO FC: Alex Bono; Steven Beitashour, Justin Morrow, Eriq Zavaleta, Drew Moor, Chris Mavinga; Michael Bradley, Marco Delgado (Armado Cooper 79), Victor Vazquez; Sebastian Giovinco (Jonathan Osorio HT), Jozy Altidore (Tosaint Ricketts 65).
SHOTS: 21; SHOTS ON GOAL: 10; SAVES: 3; FOULS: 10; CORNER KICKS: 7; OFFSIDES: 2.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES HEAD COACH CHRIS LEITCH
On the match:
“Tough game for us obviously, a very good Toronto team. Tough to play them at their place and when you give up a goal, it makes it even harder. You give up a man and it’s pretty damning.”
On if Toronto is the best opponent San Jose has faced so far:
“Yeah, easily. Really good team, their movements are extremely well thought out and they’re all on the same page. They’re comfortable in any situations all over the field.
On the game plan:
“We were trying to come out in a medium block. Frustrate them a little bit, don’t let them play through us and concede possession amongst their back three. When they did try to play through us we’d try to run them out, which to be honest with you was ok for the first part.”
On his thoughts of the red card:
“Red card from what I saw.”
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES GOALKEEPER ANDREW TARBELL
On the match:
“Tough one for us, obviously whenever you concede four goals, it’s not the best defensive performance. We’ll look to bounce back. We’ve got plenty of games left and we’re still on that line to make the playoffs.”
On whether the sun got in his eyes on the first goal:
“I’m not going to make excuses for myself. I misread it, misjudged it, my fault obviously on that first goal and we couldn’t bounce back from it.”