SANTA CLARA, CA – The combination of Chris Wondolowski and Toronto FC’s struggles defending late in matches proved a winning formula for the San Jose Earthquakes. Wondolowski set up the game-tying goal early in the second half and scored the game-winner late as the San Jose Earthquakes came back for a 2-1 victory against Toronto FC on Wednesday.
The league MVP broke a 1-1 tie in the 81st minute, using his right knee at point-blank range to jam home Walter Martinez’s flicked header off a Marvin Chavez corner kick. It was the fifth goal this year for Wondolowski, who tied the MLS single-season record with 27 last season.
The win ended a six-game winless streak for San Jose (3-3-5), which reached .500 for the first time in more than a month. Toronto (1-5-4) saw its own victory drought extended to eight straight matches.