San Jose Earthquakes: Toluca Filmed Our Practice

Chicanery may have led to Quakes' exit from CONCACAF tournament.

It's one thing to lose. It's another thing to lose on penalty kicks.

And it's yet another thing entirely to lose on penalty kicks after the opposing team films your practice.

The San Jose Earthquakes have filed an official complaint with CONCACAF, the regional soccer overlords, accusing an employee of Mexican club Toluca of filming their Champions League match.

The cameraman supposedly rolled film on Tuesday, a day before the Quakes were bounced from the competition.

The Wednesday match ended in a 1-1 draw, but top-seeded Toluca bounced the Quakes from competition in the penalty shootout, 5 to 4.

It's not known what will come of the club's "formal, written complaint," according to, but the Quakes' complaint was received by CONCACAF, a spokesman said.


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