May 8, 2013; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski (8) celebrates with forward Walter Martinez (10) after scoring a goal with an assist by Martinez against Toronto FC during the second half at Buck Shaw Stadium. San Jose Earthquakes defeated Toronto FC 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Earthquakes Get The Win By Taking Advantage of Struggling Toronto FC


The Earthquakes finally came away with a much needed win tonight against Toronto FC, who has been struggling as of late. It’s not like, however, this win came easily, as the Quakes still had to battle, and comeback, once again in the second half, to win the game 2-1. Chris Wondolowski, the league’s most powerful kicker came away with a goal and an assist, which is what the Quakes really needed.

In this win, they gained a lot of confidence to face future teams. As of now, however, they’re still looking in to the playoffs from the outside. It’s a little early to be talking about playoffs, yes, but every single game counts, and one time or another, the Quakes are going to look back on all those draws and shake their heads in shame if they miss the postseason.

The first goal of the game was scored 14 minutes in by Justin Braun, and the rest of the half was scoreless. The Quakes really seem to struggle getting off to good starts, and always seem to be trailing at half time. That’s one of the wholes that they have. They were luckily able to cover it up tonight with two goals in the second half. One was scored by Adam Jahn, assisted by Wondolowski 48 minutes into the game, and the other was scored by Wondolowski 82 minutes into the game at the last minute.

It’s not like the Quakes are having a horrid season, but again, it’s going to take a lot more effort than they’re giving if they want to have that type of season that everyone was expecting them too.

 

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