The San Jose Earthquakes have not lost to Toronto FC in their last five home games (W2 D3), with Toronto FC’s most recent victory coming in May 2010. The two teams last met in California in the 2020 season opener, which ended in a 2-2 draw with San Jose scoring the tying goal in extra time.
With victories over the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the Colorado Rapids, the San Jose Earthquakes have won both of their home games this season, which is tied for the second-longest home win streak in MLS history. An MLS-record 10-game home win streak to begin the 2002 season was the only such streak in team history.
With a 2-0 home victory over Inter Miami FC on Saturday, Toronto FC ended a nine-game winless streak that began last season. It was also Toronto FC’s first shutout in its last ten games, the fewest among MLS teams with the exception of St. Louis City SC’s four since the start of the season.
Cade Cowell had four shots, two on target, and an xG of 1.37 in the San Jose Earthquakes’ 3-0 loss to St. Louis City SC on Saturday. Since Chris Wondolowski’s xG of 1.45 in September 2015 against Real Salt Lake, that was the highest xG by a San Jose player who did not score in a game.
In Toronto FC’s victory over Inter Miami FC, Federico Bernardeschi had two assists, making it his first MLS game with multiple assists after having three in his first 16 games. Before Saturday, Bernardeschi’s last association coordinate with numerous helps was on February 4, 2018, for Juventus against Sassuolo in Serie A.