California Clasico Returns Tonight
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Earthquakes (7-14-10; 31 pts.) will host the LA Galaxy (12-12-7; 43 pts.) in the California Clasico at Stanford Stadium tonight at 7 p.m. PT. The match will be broadcast live on NBC Sports California, KNBR 1050 (English) and 1370 KZSF (Spanish).
The California Clasico is the biggest event on the Quakes' regular season schedule. Hosted annually at Stanford Stadium, the match features the Earthquakes and Galaxy, one of the most historic and passionate rivalries in Major League Soccer, followed by the Bay Area's largest fireworks show. The event also features food trucks, a beer garden, a pregame skydiver, a military appreciation celebration, a halftime ceremony of former Quakes players, and more.
The California Clasico surpassed 50,000 fans in each of its first eight iterations (2012-19) before a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19. Tonight's match is the long-awaited return three years in the making, with an expected crowd of more than 45,000.
San Jose enters the match on a three-match unbeaten streak at home (2-0-1). Despite being eliminated from postseason contention, the Quakes have an opportunity to play spoiler to their biggest rival who are level on points for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. San Jose holds a 5-1-2 record vs. LA at Stanford, with four come-from-behind victories.
The LA Galaxy are 1-1-3 in their last five matches, most recently defeating the Colorado Rapids 4-1 at home. The club is led by Mexican international Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez who has scored a team-leading 15 goals.
Images from this story
RFireworks at the California Clasico
• Discuss this story on the Major League Soccer message board...
Major League Soccer Stories from September 24, 2022
- Philadelphia Union Blanks C.F. Pachuca 1-0 - Philadelphia Union
- Chicago Fire FC Earn Shootout Win Against Club León in Saturday's International Friendly at SeatGeek Stadium - Chicago Fire FC
- FC Dallas Falls to Tigres UANL in International Friendly - FC Dallas
- CLTFC Fan Appreciation Week - Charlotte FC
- California Clasico Returns Tonight - San Jose Earthquakes
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.
Other Recent San Jose Earthquakes Stories
- Earthquakes Acquire Ecuador National Team Midfielder Carlos Gruezo as Designated Player
- Earthquakes Announce 2023 Theme Nights
- El Fantasma to Perform Halftime Show for Match against LAFC at Levi's Stadium on May 6
- Earthquakes Acquire Brazilian Goalkeeper Daniel
- Earthquakes Placed into Group B for Leagues Cup 2023