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Soccer: Tucson's Toia makes debut for San Jose

Whitecaps drown Dynamo, Colorado knows way over San Jose

  • FC Tucson forward and San Jose trialist Donny Toia attempts to get past Colorado midfielder Brian Mullen.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comFC Tucson forward and San Jose trialist Donny Toia attempts to get past Colorado midfielder Brian Mullen.
  • Colorado forward Kamani Hill avoids a tackle in the midfield.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comColorado forward Kamani Hill avoids a tackle in the midfield.
  • San Jose defender Peter McGlynn #19 punts the ball up field.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comSan Jose defender Peter McGlynn #19 punts the ball up field.
  • FC Tucson forward and San Jose trialist Donny Toia (right) attempts to control a ball as it goes out along the Colorado goal line.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comFC Tucson forward and San Jose trialist Donny Toia (right) attempts to control a ball as it goes out along the Colorado goal line.
  • Colorado forward Kamani Hill (left) defends San Jose's Peter McGlynn.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comColorado forward Kamani Hill (left) defends San Jose's Peter McGlynn.
  • The Colorado Rapids took on the San Jose Earthquakes at Kino as a part of the FC Tucson Desert Friendlies.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comThe Colorado Rapids took on the San Jose Earthquakes at Kino as a part of the FC Tucson Desert Friendlies.
  • Donny Toia #10 sprints for the ball as Colorado midfielder Brian Mullen #11 closes him down.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comDonny Toia #10 sprints for the ball as Colorado midfielder Brian Mullen #11 closes him down.
  • Rapids midfielder Deshorn Brown is surrounded by Earthquakes players.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comRapids midfielder Deshorn Brown is surrounded by Earthquakes players.
  • Colorado midfielder Deshorn Brown is tackled by San Jose defender Tommy Muller #25.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comColorado midfielder Deshorn Brown is tackled by San Jose defender Tommy Muller #25.
  • Colorado goalkeeper Steward Ceus bats down a high cross in the second half.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comColorado goalkeeper Steward Ceus bats down a high cross in the second half.
  • Rapids midfielder Tony Cascio #14 controls the ball in the midfield.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comRapids midfielder Tony Cascio #14 controls the ball in the midfield.
  • Rapids midfielder Deshorn Brown makes a pass in the San Jose half.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comRapids midfielder Deshorn Brown makes a pass in the San Jose half.
  • Colorado forward Kamani Hill #13 is surrounded by San Jose players.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comColorado forward Kamani Hill #13 is surrounded by San Jose players.
  • Colorado midfielder Deshorn Brown heads a ball towards goal past San Jose defender Tommy Muller.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comColorado midfielder Deshorn Brown heads a ball towards goal past San Jose defender Tommy Muller.
  • San Jose midfielder Shea Salinas #6 and Colorado forward Kamani Hill chase down a ball near the goal line.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comSan Jose midfielder Shea Salinas #6 and Colorado forward Kamani Hill chase down a ball near the goal line.
  • Earthquakes defender Peter McGlynn #19 and Rapids forward Atiba Harris #16 contest a high ball.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comEarthquakes defender Peter McGlynn #19 and Rapids forward Atiba Harris #16 contest a high ball.
  • Rapids forward Atiba Harris loses the ball in the midfield.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comRapids forward Atiba Harris loses the ball in the midfield.
  • Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comColorado Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens.
  • Colorado midfielder Tony Cascio draws two San Jose defenders.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comColorado midfielder Tony Cascio draws two San Jose defenders.
  • Rapids players celebrate scoring a goal in the second half.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comRapids players celebrate scoring a goal in the second half.
  • A loose ball near Colorado's goalpost.
    George Frantziskonis/TucsonSentinel.comA loose ball near Colorado's goalpost.
  • Colorado goalie Steward Ceus deflects the ball with his fists.
    George Frantziskonis/TucsonSentinel.comColorado goalie Steward Ceus deflects the ball with his fists.
  • Colorado's Marvell Wynne (22) trying to avoid a tackle.
    George Frantziskonis/TucsonSentinel.comColorado's Marvell Wynne (22) trying to avoid a tackle.
  • Colorado's Nick LaBrocca dribbling through two San Jose players.
    George Frantziskonis/TucsonSentinel.comColorado's Nick LaBrocca dribbling through two San Jose players.
  • Colorado's Nick LaBrocca dribbling through two San Jose players
    George Frantziskonis/TucsonSentinel.comColorado's Nick LaBrocca dribbling through two San Jose players
  • Donny Toia advancing the ball in front of Colorado's Brian Mullen.
    George Frantziskonis/TucsonSentinel.comDonny Toia advancing the ball in front of Colorado's Brian Mullen.
  • FC Tucson's Donny Toia, suited up for San Jose, dribbling through Colorado's Brian Mullen.
    George Frantziskonis/TucsonSentinel.comFC Tucson's Donny Toia, suited up for San Jose, dribbling through Colorado's Brian Mullen.
  • Toia after the end of the game. He played for San Jose for the entire second half.
    George Frantziskonis/TucsonSentinel.comToia after the end of the game. He played for San Jose for the entire second half.
  • FC Tucson striker Donny Toia played for San Jose for 45 minutes.
    George Frantziskonis/TucsonSentinel.comFC Tucson striker Donny Toia played for San Jose for 45 minutes.
  • Fighting for a header, San Jose's Alexandre Emerson gets an advantage over Colorado's Dillon Serna.
    George Frantziskonis/TucsonSentinel.comFighting for a header, San Jose's Alexandre Emerson gets an advantage over Colorado's Dillon Serna.
  • San Jose player Ty Harden tackling Colorado's Deshorn Brown (26).
    George Frantziskonis/TucsonSentinel.comSan Jose player Ty Harden tackling Colorado's Deshorn Brown (26).
  • San Jose's Ty Harden (2) got an advantage after Colorado's Nick LaBrocca lost the ball to a tackle.
    George Frantziskonis/TucsonSentinel.comSan Jose's Ty Harden (2) got an advantage after Colorado's Nick LaBrocca lost the ball to a tackle.
  • The ball on the way to San Jose's goal - the only goal in the first half of the match.
    George Frantziskonis/TucsonSentinel.comThe ball on the way to San Jose's goal - the only goal in the first half of the match.
  • Houston midfielder Giles Barnes swerves through the Vancouver defense.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comHouston midfielder Giles Barnes swerves through the Vancouver defense.
  • Houston midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson tries to get past Vancouver defender Andy O'Brien along the byeline.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comHouston midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson tries to get past Vancouver defender Andy O'Brien along the byeline.
  • Houston forward Brian Ching beats Vancouver defender #19 Carlyle Mitchell to a header.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comHouston forward Brian Ching beats Vancouver defender #19 Carlyle Mitchell to a header.
  • Vancouver midfielder Gershon Koffie shoots from outside the Houston penalty area.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comVancouver midfielder Gershon Koffie shoots from outside the Houston penalty area.
  • Vancouver goalkeeper Brad Knighton collects a corner.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comVancouver goalkeeper Brad Knighton collects a corner.
  • Houston defender Jermaine Taylor is forced off of the ball by Vancouver midfielder Matt Watson.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comHouston defender Jermaine Taylor is forced off of the ball by Vancouver midfielder Matt Watson.
  • Houston invitee Jimmy Nealis charges into the Vancouver half.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comHouston invitee Jimmy Nealis charges into the Vancouver half.
  • Dynamo midfielder Luiz Camargo #17 controls the ball at the midfield line.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comDynamo midfielder Luiz Camargo #17 controls the ball at the midfield line.
  • Dynamo and Whitecaps players compete for a corner kick in the second half.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comDynamo and Whitecaps players compete for a corner kick in the second half.
  • Dynamo midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson fires in a cross from the byeline.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comDynamo midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson fires in a cross from the byeline.
  • Houston midfielder Giles Barnes is challenged by the Vancouver defense.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comHouston midfielder Giles Barnes is challenged by the Vancouver defense.
  • Weather conditions were excellent for the Saturday evening match between the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Houston Dynamo.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comWeather conditions were excellent for the Saturday evening match between the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Houston Dynamo.
  • Dynamo invitee Mike Chabala blocks a Vancouver shot.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comDynamo invitee Mike Chabala blocks a Vancouver shot.
  • The Houston Dynamo took on the Vancouver Whitecaps at Kino field 5.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comThe Houston Dynamo took on the Vancouver Whitecaps at Kino field 5.
  • Vancouver goalkeeper Brad Knighton makes a save as two Houston players break into the penalty area.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comVancouver goalkeeper Brad Knighton makes a save as two Houston players break into the penalty area.
  • Houston and Vancouver players compete for a ball.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comHouston and Vancouver players compete for a ball.
  • Dynamo midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson controls a high ball as the Vancouver defense closes him down.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comDynamo midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson controls a high ball as the Vancouver defense closes him down.
  • Dynamo Goalkeeper Erich Marscheider was unable to keep out #26 Corey Hertzog's second half effort.
    Joshua Pearson/TucsonSentinel.comDynamo Goalkeeper Erich Marscheider was unable to keep out #26 Corey Hertzog's second half effort.

Colorado Rapids 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 0

In the final game of Colorado's stay in Tucson, they notched a victory over San Jose in a midday game on Saturday at Kino Sports Park.

Colorado was not without chances, with Gilbert-born Tony Cascio getting a shot in the 27th minute. But neither the Rapids nor the Quakes were able to score in the first half.

In the second half, fourth-year Rapid Andre Akpan crossed the ball to former Celtic FC winger Jamie Johnson, who calmly one-touched it into the goal. Interestingly, Johnson's option has not been picked up this season, but he continues to train with the team.

The second half of the match also featured Tucson's Donny Toia. The Canyon del Oro graduate played wide left for the Earthquakes.

San Jose is returning to California and will resume their preseason on Wednesday in a match against the Chicago Fire in Santa Barbara. Colorado decamps to Las Vegas for matches against UNLV and Chivas USA on Feb. 14 and 15.

Houston Dynamo 1 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2

MLS Cup runner up Houston Dynamo took an early lead but was unable to hold it as they fell to the Whitecaps in the late game at Kino Sports Park on Saturday.

Bobby Boswell opened the scoring for Houston in the 30th minute. The lead didn't hold long when Jamaican Darren Mattocks scored the first for the Caps minutes later.

Corey Herzog got the game winner for the Whitecaps in the second half. Interestingly, Herzog scored the first goal ever for an MLS team in Tucson while a player for the New York Red Bulls back in 2011. He notched one against FC Tucson in that year's Desert Cup opening match.

Vancouver continues its stay in Arizona with a match on Monday against the Arizona Sahuaros in Casa Grande. Houston packs their Orange jerseys and will return home before competing in the preseason Carolina Challenge Cup later this month.

Colorado Rapids v San Jose Earthquakes

Kino Sports Park

  • Scoring Summary
  • COL – Jamie Smith (65’)
  • Misconduct Summary
  • COL – Brenton Griffiths (caution, 83’)
  • Colorado Rapids: Matt Pickens (Steward Ceus 46') - Marvell Wynne (Brian Mullan 46'), Drew Moor (Brenton Griffiths 46'), Diego Calderón (Marcello Castro 46'), Chris Klute - Hendry Thomas (Nathan Sturgis 46'), Pablo Mastroeni (Dillon Powers 46'), Kamani Hill (Nick LaBrocca 46') - Atiba Harris (Jamie Smith 46'), Deshorn Brown (Andre Akpan 46'), Tony Cascio (Dillon Serna 46', Cesar Romero 79')
  • San Jose Earthquakes: David Bingham (Evan Newton 46') - Peter McGlynn (Bryan Jordan 46'), Tommy Muller (Brad Ring 46'), Ty Harden (Josh Suggs 46'), Henrik Robstad (Colin Mitchell 46') - Shea Salinas (Sam Garza 46'), Abu Tommy (Jacob Hustedt 46'), Sam Cronin (Sean de Silva 46'), Rafael Baca (Donny Toia 46') - Alexandre Gonzalez Emerson (Lamin Suma 46'), Adam Jahn (Matt Fondy 46').

Vancouver Whitecaps FC - Houston Dynamo

Kino Sports Park

  • Scoring Summary
  • HOU - Bobby Boswell (30')
  • VAN - Darren Mattocks (33')
  • VAN - Corey Hertzog (64')
  • Misconduct Summary
  • No cautions or ejections
  • Vancouver Whitecaps FC: Brad Knighton (Joe Cannon 45') - Matt Watson (Greg Klazura 45'), Andy O'Brien (Carlyle Mitchell 45'), Jay DeMerit (Brad Rusin 45'), Young-Pyo Lee (Jordan Harvey 45') - Erik Hurtado (Jaime Peters 45'), Jun Marques Davidson (Gershon Koffie 45'), Alain Rochat (Russell Teibert 45'), Kekuta Manneh (Paulo Jr 45', Evan James 72') - Camilo Sanvezzo (Daigo Kobayashi 45'), Darren Mattocks (Caleb Clarke 39', Corey Hertzog 45')
  • Houston Dynamo: Tally Hall (Erich Marscheider 61') - Kofi Sarkodie (Warren Creavalle 46'), Bobby Boswell (Eric Brunner 46'), Jermaine Taylor (Anthony Arena 46'), Jimmy Nealis (Mike Chabala 46') - Giles Barnes (Alex Dixon 46'), Adam Moffat (Luiz Camargo 46'), Je-Vaughn Watson (Jason Johnson 46') - Franck Songo'o (Brian Ownby 61'), Cam Weaver
    (Brian Ching 46'), Calum Elliot (Nic Ryan 61', Yannick Smith 81'), Jason Johnson (Cam Weaver 46')

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