By DAN KARELL
Last season’s Most Valuable Player Chris Wondolowski put together the kind of performance that proves his worth as a designated player.
Wondolowski assisted on one and scored the game-winner as the San Jose Earthquakes came back from one goal down to defeat Toronto FC, 2-1, on Wednesday night at Buck Shaw Stadium. Rookie Adam Jahn scored the game tying goal for the Earthquakes after going down early to a TFC goal from Justin Braun.
Braun gave the visitors some early hope when he finished past Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch from close range in the 13th minute to give TFC the lead. Adam Jahn stepped up when needed just three minutes into the second half, taking a pass from Wondolowski in the box before finishing past TFC goalkeeper Joe Bendik with his left foot to tie the match.
In the 81st minute, the Earthquakes found a winner, as new signing Walter Martinez flicked a Marvin Chavez corner kick towards Wondolowski in the box, and in true goal-scorer fashion, used his thigh to direct the ball into the net, giving the hosts the lead and eventually the win.
Here are the match highlights (after the jump):