11:58PM - FT - Dissapointing night for the Reds. A point, however, is still a point. One point. Uno. All alone in the darkness, no other points to keep it company.
11:50PM - 86’ - Looks like Domenic Oduro is coming on for Eriksson. Double welp.
11:40PM - 77’ - GOAL! TFC 1 - 1 SJ Yep. Wondo scores on us. Again. Welp.
11:30PM - 67’ - Jansen goes down with cramp (?), and is subbed out for none other than Drew Moor.
11:23PM - 58’ - GOAL! TFC 1 - 0 SJ Beautiful move from the subs and Jansen scores on his debut!
11:21PM - 56’ - Double substitution for TFC. Morgan for Van Der Weil and Seba for Hamilton. Morrow moves back to his natural left side.
11:09PM - 45’ - Second half begins. No changes for either side.
10:52PM - 44’ - Fun experiments up front. Heart attacks at the back. TFC look shaky.
10:08PM - 1’ - Very much looking forward to seeing what Lucas Jansen adds to our side.
9:27PM - ex-TFC man Daniel Lovitz scores in 2nd half stoppage time. MON 2 - 1 CHI. It’s his first goal of the season. Neat.
9:13PM - Line-ups released:
(We are gonna see Jansen’s TFC debut! Noice.)
9:09PM - Earlier results from around the league: SEA 5 - 0 LAG, PHI 2 - 0 NYCFC, VAN 2 - 2 NYRB. Montreal and Chicago are tied at 1 in the 77’.
Fresh off of lifting silverware midweek in the Canadian Championship, Toronto FC have traveled all the way across the continent to take on the San Jose Earthquakes in California. Looking for a valuable away win against a Western Conference bottom-feeder, the Reds will be hoping they can get it done without the likes of Jozy Altidore and Chris Mavinga.
The Earthquakes sit last in the West on 16 points, the only team with less than 20. It’s a long trip out to the Bay Area, and this’ll be TFC’s third game in six days, but still, at this point in the season it’s a game the Reds probably need to win.
San Jose is a team that’s able to put some goals past you; Danny Hoesen has 10 this season, and 35-year-old Chris Wondolowski has six. They struggle defensively, though, allowing 43 goals. They’ve won just three games — to say this season hasn’t gone well for the Quakes is an understatement.
Regardless of the travel and fixture congestion, the Reds can’t really afford to lose a game against a team like San Jose. TFC won 4-0 at home last year against the Quakes, but last time they were at Avaya Stadium (in 2016), they lost 2-1 to a home side on just nine men.
Team news: injuries & suspensions
Toronto FC: Auro is out injured, and it’s apparently possible Victor Vazquez may not be quite fit either. Chris Mavinga and Jozy Altidore are, of course, suspended after their red cards in previous matches.
San Jose Earthquakes: Defender Kevin Partida (ACL) has been ruled out long-term and midfielder Tommy Thompson (knee) is listed as questionable. The Quakes have a suspension of their own to deal with, in Shea Salinas, who was sent off last time out against Colorado for an aggressive elbow.
How to watch
Match date/time: Saturday, August 18, 10 p.m. ET
TV channel: TSN 4 (Canada), NBC Sports California
Live stream: TSN GO, ESPN+
Radio: TSN 1050