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Chris Wondolowski brace lifts San Jose Earthquakes to 2-1 road win over Toronto FC

Chris Wondolowski scored his 149th and 150th MLS goals during the San Jose Earthquakes’ 2-1 victory over Toronto FC Sunday night.

TORONTO — Chris Wondolowski scored his 149th and 150th MLS goals in the San Jose Earthquakes’ 2-1 victory over Toronto FC on Sunday night.

The MLS career goals leader scored both from close range.

Wondolowski got a yard’s separation from Drew Moor and deftly redirected in Cristian Espinoza’s cross in the 37th minute to tie it at 1. The go-ahead goal in the 81st minute was a virtual replay, with Espinoza finding Wondolowski in space.

“I think there is a lot of confidence in this locker room,” Wondolowski said. “I think we are starting to play a lot better and understand the system that coach Matias Almeyda has instilled in us.  To be honest, I think we caught TFC on a good night. They were out with a few injuries unfortunately for them but it was nice that we could take advantage of it.”

The San Jose striker has six goals in two games. He scored all four goals in a 4-1 victory over Chicago last weekend to surpass Landon Donovan’s league record of 145 goals and up his career total to 148.

With the game-winner, the Earthquakes captain became the all-time MLS leader in game-winning goals with 42.

“It’s a true honor,” Wondolowski  said. “I’m very fortunate again just to have that record.  I think it’s very important.  If you have game winning goals, then that’s a big thing.  I’m very fortunate thanks to our team’s good defense.”

Richie Laryea opened the scoring for Toronto (5-6-2) in the 28th minute.

San Jose (5-6-2) won for the first time in six road games this season.

“I think there is a lot of confidence in this locker room,” Wondolowski  said. “I think we are starting to play a lot better and understand the system that coach Matias Almeyda has instilled in us.  To be honest, I think we caught TFC on a good night. They were out with a few injuries unfortunately for them but it was nice that we could take advantage of it.”

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