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August 13, 2018 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - San Jose Earthquakes News Release

The San Jose Earthquakes will take on Toronto FC on Saturday, Aug. 18 at 6:45 p.m. PT at Avaya Stadium. The match will be broadcast live on NBC Sports California, KNBR 1050 and 1370 KZSF.

This past Saturday, the Earthquakes suffered a 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Midfielder Magnus Eriksson scored the Quakes' lone goal in the 58th minute of the match. The goal marked his fourth of the season.

OPPONENT INFORMATION

Earthquakes vs. Toronto FC All-Time

MLS Regular Season: 5-5-4

Home: 3-2-1 (9 GF, 9 GA)

Away: 2-3-3 (9 GF, 12 GA)

All-Time Scoring: San Jose - 18, Toronto - 21

Last Game vs. Toronto

Toronto FC 4 - 0 Earthquakes; September 9, 2017; BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario

The San Jose Earthquakes fell to league leaders Toronto FC 4-0 at BMO Field in Toronto, finishing the game with 10 men. With the result, the Earthquakes were 3-3-1 in their last seven games of the 2017 season. Forward Chris Wondolowski made his 250th appearance for San Jose during the match, equaling the club record set by Ramiro Corrales.

History of the Quakes - Toronto FC Rivalry

The two teams tied 0-0 on July 19, 2008, at Toronto's BMO Field in the debut of former Quakes star Darren Huckerby ... San Jose produced a 2-0 win on Oct. 25, 2008, in the regular-season finale for both teams ... Toronto FC posted a 3-1 victory at Buck Shaw Stadium on July 11, 2009 ...The Quakes earned a 1-1 road draw on Oct. 10, 2009, thanks to a stoppage-time equalizer by Cornell Glen ... Toronto FC defeated the Earthquakes 3-1 again at Buck Shaw Stadium on May 29, 2010, though the Quakes returned the favor at BMO Field on Sept. 25 with a 3-2 decision as Chris Wondolowski registered all three goals ... Both meetings in 2011 ended in 1-1 deadlocks. San Jose's Simon Dawkins and Alan Gordon accounted for the scoring at Buck Shaw on April 9. At BMO Field on Aug. 27, Eric Avila's 32nd-minute goal was cancelled out by Wondolowski's late equalizer in the 87th minute ... Wondolowski continued his dominance north of the border when the Quakes beat Toronto FC 3-0 on March 24, 2012, scoring two of San Jose's three goals in the process ... In 2013, the Quakes staged a dramatic come-from-behind win against Toronto with Adam Jahn scoring to tie the match, before Wondolowski netted the winner in the 81st minute for a 2-1 victory ... On June 7, 2014, Toronto FC got a 1-0 victory at BMO Field thanks to a Jermain Defoe penalty kick ... In their only meeting of 2015, the Quakes fell to Toronto FC 3-1 despite a goal from forward Chris Wondolowski ... Playing with nine men, the Quakes came from behind to defeat Toronto 2-1 with goals from Quincy Amarikwa and Simon Dawkins on July 16, 2016 ... In their only meeting of 2017, the Quakes suffered a 4-0 loss to Toronto at BMO Field on Sept. 9.

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

Home Field Advantage

The Earthquakes are currently undefeated against Toronto FC at Avaya Stadium (1-0-0) and hold a winning record against the Canadian side when playing at home (3-2-1).

Second Half Strong

Twelve of the Quakes' 18 goals against Toronto have come in the second half.

Fortress

The Quakes are undefeated against Canadian sides when playing at Avaya Stadium with a 4-0-4 record dating back to the stadium's inaugural year of 2015. In 2018, the Quakes have 0-0-1 record at home against teams from North of the border (2-2 vs. Vancouver, May 16).

Player to Watch

In just his first five appearances with the Earthquakes, defender Guram Kashia has started all five matches and tallied two clean sheets. His contributions to the Quakes' backline earned him Team of the Week honors in Week 22 (bench) and Week 23 of the 2018 MLS season.

Attacking Options

Last week, the Earthquakes acquired forward Dominic Oduro in a trade with the Montreal Impact. Oduro, 32, ranks top-40 in Major League Soccer history in games played (341 - 14th), shots (496 - 25th) and goals scored (63 - 36th) since entering the league in 2006. He is one of 28 players in league history to record 60+ goals (63) and 30+ assists (32) in his career.

ACADEMY UPDATE

Last week, Earthquakes Academy players America Frias, Elise Evans and Yuna McCormack competed in the U-15 CONCACAF Championship with the United States U-15 Girls' National Team. The U.S. earned a first-place finish in the tournament after defeating Mexico 3-0 in the finals. Frias tallied three goals in four appearances and two starts for the U-15s. McCormack started three matches for the U.S. and featured in all five. Evans finished the tournament with one goal, five appearances and three starts.

Academy players Sophie Jones and Mia Fontana have been called up to the U.S. U-17 WNT for a pair of matches against South Korea on Aug. 18 and Aug. 21. The U.S. will take on the South Korean hosts in preparation for the 2018 U-17 Women's World Cup, which will take place in Uruguay in November.

RENO 1868 FC UPDATE

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Last Wednesday, Reno 1868 FC suffered a 2-1 loss to Real Monarchs. Reno forward Brian Brown scored an incredible long-range goal that earned a feature on ESPN Sportcenter's Top 10 Plays.

This week, Reno will take on Swope Park Rangers on Sunday, August 19, at Children's Mercy Victory Field.


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