San Jose kicked off their 2020 season against the defending Eastern Conference champions Toronto FC. The Canadian club got off to a lead thanks to a penalty kick goal from Alejandro Pozuelo in the 40th minute from the penalty spot, and another goal early in the second half from Richie Laryea. The Quakes mounted a second half comeback thanks to a goal from Andy Rios in the 53rd minute.
The home team was destined for another loss when Oswaldo Alanis scored off a free kick in the closing minutes of stoppage time to steal a point from Toronto FC.
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The Quakes will next play against Minnesota on Saturday March 7 4:45 kickoff, while Toronto FC will open up their home schedule against NYCFC on the same day 2:00 start.
Chris Wondolowski moved closer to the all-time goal scoring record with his equalizer in the 77th minute as the Quakes were able to salvage a 1-1 draw. Newcomer Lucas Janson opened the scoring with his goal in the 59th minute. The match also marked the return of Quakes alumni Justin Morrow and Jason Hernandez, who both started the game for the defending MLS Cup champions Toronto FC.
The goal was the 141st of Wondo’s illustrious career and moves him 4 towards the all-time scoring record of Landon Donovan’s mark of 145.
Facebook series – Quakes v Toronto FC. Photos by Nap Badillo. All Rights Reserved
The Quakes will continue their homestand against another Canadian club, this time against the Vancouver Whitecaps next Saturday August 25 at 7pm and conclude the August schedule against FC Dallas at home on Wednesday August 29. Toronto FC returns home to meet up against rival Canadian team Montreal Impact on the same day before returning to the west coast to play the Portland Timbers on August 29.