VIDEO - Jermain Defoe scores yet again

Yet again as England struggle to find the net, Daniel Sturridge missing a succession of glorious chances this time, Jermain Defoe bags another for Toronto FC.

He has now scored 7 goals in his first 8 Major League Soccer games helping Toronto FC bag another victory. Ryan Nelsen knew all about him having spent time at Tottenham under Harry Redknapp and took Defoe to the MLS with the lure of £90,000 a week.

He has rewarded them with goals and they have now won just as many games as they did in the whole of last season, sitting fourth in the Eastern Conference with games in hand.

"Another box ticked. And we moved on.

"We're winning games now, we won that game 1-nil and we're a wee bit disappointed to tell you truth with how we played.

"That's where I hoped we'd get to was to start to get the wins and the crowd would be going, 'We won but we didn't play very well.' I was praying for that time to happen. Most of the time in the past it was just praying for wins."

They now enter a World Cup break period so Defoe's strike against San Jose Earthquakes from the penalty spot takes them into in with spirits high. This was Toronto's first victory over the San Jose Earthquakes at their soccer specific stadium, BMO Field.

MLS Eastern Conference
                                      P W D L F   A GD Pts
1
NE Revolution
13
7
2
4
21
16
5
23
2
Sporting KC
15
6
4
5
21
14
7
22
3
DC United
14
6
4
4
18
14
4
22
4
Toronto FC
11
6
1
4
15
13
2
19
5
Columbus Crew
15
4
6
5
18
18
0
18
6
Houston Dynamo
16
5
2
9
16
29
-13
17
7
NY Red Bulls
14
3
6
5
20
22
-2
15
8
Philadelphia Union
16
3
6
7
22
27
-5
15
9
Chicago Fire
14
2
8
4
22
25
-3
14
10
Montreal Impact
12
2
4
6
11
22
-11
10

Once again there was a capacity 22,591 crowd enjoying the new found success of their team. His 27th minute penalty was his fourth game winning goal, the record for the franchise is only five to two more and Defoe will have a place in their record books in his first season.

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Commenting on his relatively short time in Major League Soccer so far he said:

"I've enjoyed it. As a forward, I try to get off to a good start and hopefully relax and enjoy my football, and then I know the goals will come. Luckily the goals have come.

"Before you come you can never imagine what it's going to be like. But it's just been amazing, lucky to be at such a good club, where the players get treated right, playing with good players, a lot of young players, there's a good team chemistry, team spirit which is always important. And I believe that we can do something special this year."




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