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MLS Game Summary - San Jose at Toronto FC



(Saturday, March 24, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: San Jose 3, Toronto FC 0

Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Chris Wondolowski continued his good run of form by bagging a brace to help the San Jose Earthquakes claim a 3-0 win over Toronto FC at BMO Field on Saturday.

The 29-year-old netted 18 goals in 2010 and 16 goals in 2011, and he looks to be heading for a similar total in 2012 as his season tally reached 3 goals in 3 games for the 'Quakes.

Shea Salinas also added a goal for San Jose, scoring his first for the club 11 minutes into the second half.

The opener came just nine minutes into the match when Wondolowski lost his mark at the back post to get on the end of a brilliant delivery from Sam Cronin. He nodded the cross past Milos Kocic to get the visitors off to a dream start.

The 'Quakes nearly doubled the lead in the 30th minute following a goalkeeping gaffe from Kocic. The Toronto 'keeper made a hash of long ball into the box, dropping the ball right in front of goal, but several TFC defenders were covering as the ball was promptly cleared to safety.

Toronto brought on Danny Koevermans at the start of the second half in an attempt to nick an equalizing goal, and the home side came close on several occasions in the opening 10 minutes. But San Jose's goal in the 56th minute kept Toronto in check.

Marvin Chavez broke free on the right side of the box and could have gone it alone, but he opted to play a square ball across the top of the box. Salinas rushed onto the pass and smashed a one-time effort that went through traffic on its way past Kocic.

San Jose wrapped up all three points in the 68th minute when Wondolowski completed his brace. Rafael Baca latched on to a through ball on the right side of the box and drew Kocic off his goal line before a sending a cross to the back post. An unmarked Wondolowski settled the ball down before slotting home his third goal of the MLS season.

The win lifts San Jose (2-1-0) to six points through three games, a great start for a club with hopes of a playoff berth in a stacked Western Conference. The Earthquakes will return to MLS action on March 31 with a tough encounter at CenturyLink Field against Seattle Sounders FC.

Toronto (0-2-0) is still without a point in the new MLS season, dropping both of its games by a combined score of 6-1. Aron Winter's men will remain at home to face the Columbus Crew on March 31.

03/24 15:19:15 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
1st
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
Final
CLE 105
MEM 91
3rd
MIA 67
BOS 55
 
3rd
BRK 74
DET 72
 
3rd
SAC 65
LAL 71
 
3rd
ORL 53
PHI 49
 
3rd
WAS 57
PHO 65
 
2nd
MIN 22
IND 24
 
2nd
OKC 30
NOP 30
 
Final
UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
Final
CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
 
Final
NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
2nd
UGA 55
SHU 33
 
2nd
ALA 27
APP 29
 
1st
KSU 23
NDST 20
 
1st
WASU 31
SJST 16
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ALCOR
 
10:00pm Tonight
SEAT
SACST
 
2nd
DET 0
COL 0
 
2nd
EDM 5
DAL 2
 
1st
BOS 1
BUF 0
 
1st
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
1st
CHI 0
TOR 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
WIN
PHI
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
Final
MIA 37
MIN 35
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
Final
STL 27
NYG 37
 
4th
OAK 26
BUF 17
 
Final
DAL 42
IND 7
 
8:30pm Tonight
ARI
SEA