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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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UVA 27
UNC 28
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14
 
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KAN 0
 
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MD 7
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SMU 10
MEM 48
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ILL 28
MINN 24
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RICE 41
UNT 21
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TEX 0
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UAB 17
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UVA 27
UNC 28
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NILL 28
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SJST 31
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BST 35
AKR 21
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GASTATE 31
GASO 69
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TOL 42
UMASS 35
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WMICH 42
OHIO 21
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COL 37
UCLA 40
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UMO 10
KSU 3
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WAKE 17
BC 23
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BUF 14
CMICH 20
 
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MARS 35
FATL 16
 
Final
PITT 28
GT 56
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SMISS 20
LATU 31
 
Final
MSU 35
MICH 11
 
Final
KENT 31
MSST 45
 
Final
STAN 38
ORST 14
 
Final
TCU 82
TTU 27
 
Final
OKST 10
WVU 34
 
Final
WKENT 66
ODU 51
 
Final
UTST 34
UNLV 20
 
Final
MIZZ 24
VANDY 14
 
4th
UCF 34
TEMPL 14
 
3rd
WASU 16
ARZ 38
 
2nd
CLEM 3
SYR 3
 
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LAMON 13
TXST 0
 
2nd
TXSANANTO 0
UTEP 17
 
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COLST 24
WYO 3
 
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LSU 0
MISS 7
 
1st
TENN 0
ALA 13
 
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AUB 7
SCAR 7
 
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PSU
OSU
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UTAH
USC
10:45pm Tonight
WASH
ARST
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
NEV
Final
SJS 1
BUF 2
1st Intermission
TOR 0
BOS 1
 
2nd
NYI 3
DAL 2
 
2nd
PHI 0
DET 1
 
2nd
OTT 0
NJD 0
 
1st Intermission
MON 1
NYR 1
 
1st
STL 0
CHI 1
 
1st
NAS 0
PIT 0
 
1st
MIN 0
TAM 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
ARI
FLA
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CAL
WAS
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14