Toronto FC 1, San Jose Earthquakes 2 | 2019 MLS Match Recap
Chris Wondolowski can't stop scoring.
A week after netting four times to become the new MLS goals king, Wondo struck for a brace, the 149th and 150th goals of his career, to lift the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-1 win over Toronto FC Sunday at BMO Field.
With three of its top attacking options out in the suspended Alejandro Pozuelo and injured Michael Bradley and Jonathan Osorio, it opened up a door for Richie Lareya to make his third start and the Toronto native rewarded coach Greg Vanney’s confidence with his first MLS goal.
The winning goal was nearly a carbon copy, with Wondolowski again finding space just in front of goal to tap in an Espinoza cross nine minutes from full time.
- 28’ — TOR — Richie Lareya | WATCH
- 37’ — SJ — Chris Wondolowski | WATCH
- 81’ — SJ — Chris Wondolowski | WATCH
- THE BIG PICTURE: For the longest this year it seemed a consistent goal scorer was all the Earthquakes needed to fully kick into gear and they have that right now with Wondo. The Quakes have back-to-back wins for the first time since August, 2017 and picked up three points on the road for the first time since August 4. Toronto, meanwhile, are four games since their last win and extended a winless run at BMO to three games.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Wondolowski’s 150th career goal was the difference Sunday night. Toronto will certainly rue giving Espinoza and Wondolowski all that space for a second time in the match.
- MAN OF THE MATCH: Who else but the king, who now has 30 percent of the Earthquakes goals — 20 in 13 matches — on the season.