Toronto FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes | MLS Match Preview
TORONTO FC vs SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
BMO FIELD, Toronto, Ont.
May 30, 2015 (WEEK 13, MLS Game #125)
5 p.m. ET (TSN 4,5/MLS LIVE)
Two clubs sitting mid-table in their respective conferences meet in an intersectional matchup when Toronto FC play host to the San Jose Earthquakes at BMO Field on Saturday evening. TFC won for the first time in league play at home this season last weekend, a 1-0 victory against the Portland Timbers. The Quakes are back on the road after extending their current undefeated run to five games last weekend in a 1-1 draw with Orlando City SC.
- Sebastian Giovinco scored his fifth goal of the season as Toronto FC won at BMO Field for the first time this year in league play, claiming a 1-0 win against the Portland Timbers on Sunday afternoon. Giovinco has five goals and four assists among TFC’s 14 goals this season; he has a goal and/or an assist in eight of their 10 games this year.
- Chris Wondolowski became the ninth player in MLS history to reach the 100-goal mark in league play, converting a penalty kick to bring the Quakes back into a 1-1 draw with Orlando City SC at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco on Sunday afternoon, extending their undefeated streak to five games.
- Toronto FC won the lone meeting between the teams last year, a 1-0 victory June 7 at BMO Field, their first victory against the Quakes since May 29, 2010. The Quakes won two of the four meetings in between, with two draws, including victories in the only meetings in both 2012 and 2013.
- Of the three TFC wins in the all-time series, two have come in San Jose. The Quakes’ win on May 8, 2013, a 2-1 triumph at Buck Shaw Stadium, was their first home win in the series since 2008.
REFEREE: Fotis Bazakos. AR1 (bench): Craig Lowry; AR2 (opposite): Richard Gamache; 4th: Ricardo Salazar MLS Career: 39 games; FC/gm: 26.3; Y/gm: 3.6; R: 7; pens: 14
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: none
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: TOR: Nick Hagglund … SJ: Fatai Alashe
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: TOR: Marco Delgado (U.S. U-20 national team) … SJ: Tommy Thompson (U.S. U-20 national team); Fatai Alashe (U.S. U-23 national team)
ALL-TIME (11 meetings): Toronto FC 3 wins, 13 goals … Earthquakes 4 wins, 15 goals … Ties 4
AT TORONTO (3 meetings): Toronto FC 3 wins, 13 goals … Earthquakes 4 wins, 15 goals … Ties 4
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