Toronto FC shaken by resur­gent San Jose

Down two play­ers, Earthquakes win, 2-1, end­ing 7-game slump

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SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Simon Dawkins scored in the 70th minute and the San Jose Earthquakes — play­ing down two men most of the sec­ond half — beat Toronto FC, 2-1, in Ma­jor League Soc­cer play Satur­day night to end a seven-game win­less streak.

Toronto FC coach Greg Van­ney wasn’t happy watch­ing his club drop three points on the road while play­ing with such an ad­van­tage against San Jose the fi­nal 40-plus min­utes.

“I’m not go­ing to make this big­ger than what it is,” said Van­ney. “It seems big­ger than what it is be­cause it was eight on 10 but at the end of the day it was three points. We should have taken more out of the game, at least one point given the cir­cum­stances, but we didn’t.”

Dawkins fired a right-footer from just out­side the top of the box to put the Earthquakes up 2-1.

“It was a se­ries of er­rors, they should never even get a shot off to be fair,” said Van­ney. “Prob­a­bly four, five er­rors that led to the ball be­ing in the back of the net. With re­spect to them, that’s what they needed to hap­pen to get a goal — for us to screw up.”

San Jose (6-6-7) won for the first time since beat­ing Hous­ton 3-1 on May 11.

Quincy Amarikwa put the Earthquakes up 1-0 in the 30th minute but, 12 min­utes later, Ani­bal Godoy re­ceived a red card, leav­ing San Jose a man down.

Justin Mor­row cap­i­tal­ized in the 44th, tap­ping a left-footer into a wide-open net to tie it.

Al­berto Quin­tero drew a red card in the 53rd minute and San Jose played two men down the rest of the way.

Toronto (6-7-6) out­shot San Jose 22-8.


San Jose’s Al­berto Quin­tero (91) and Toronto’s Benoit Chey­rou bat­tle Satur­day.

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