Toronto really want to make BMO Field a home, and they are doing it with wins. Toronto added another win at the new BMO Field with a 3-1 win against FC Dallas’ next opponents, the San Jose Earthquakes.
Goals from Justin Morrow, Warren Creavalle and Luke Moore got the home side another win, even with Chris Wondolowski’s 101st MLS goal. Sebastian Giovinco did not get on the score sheet, but he played a huge part in all three goals and ran rampant again. San Jose, on the other hand, have cooled some from earlier success in the season and fell out of the last playoff spot in the West.
Goal number one came in the 22nd minute when Jonathan Osorio slipped a nice pass to Giovinco who crossed it in towards Morrow who made a very athletic diving header connect for 1-0. San Jose would make sure the lead was short lived as Ashtone Morgan was whistled for handling in the penalty area on a Wondolowski shot, and a kick from the mark was awarded. Wondolowski went to the left and netted the equalizer.
From there, the game was wide open, and in the 33rd minute as Giovinco made a nice tackle in the San Jose box. The loose ball trickled to Warren Creavalle at the top of the box and he smashed it in for 2-1.
The second half was majority San Jose. The Earthquakes pushed and pushed, but were unable to find another equalizer, and eventually got caught out of position for the nail in the coffin. USMNT member Michael Bradley played a long ball to Giovinco who blasted with pace around defenders and slipped a pass to Moore who side footed a shot for 3-1.
San Jose continued the attack, but they could never find a goal. Giovinco continued to shine as he smacked a free-kick off the post late-on. It would be three points for Toronto FC for a second match in a row while San Jose fell further behind in the race for the playoffs in the West.
Toronto FC head to RFK stadium to battle D.C. United Saturday, and San Jose head back home to Avaya Stadium to do battle with FC Dallas on Sunday.