Toronto FC shaken by resurgent San Jose
Down two players, Earthquakes win, 2-1, ending 7-game slump
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.