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PayPal Park to Host Guatemala vs. Nicaragua International Friendly on May 26

April 1, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
San Jose Earthquakes News Release


SAN JOSE, Calif. - PayPal Park, home of the San Jose Earthquakes, will host an international friendly between the men's national teams of Guatemala and Nicaragua on Sunday, May 26, with kickoff slated for 5:00 p.m. PT. The game marks the first meeting between these two teams in the Bay Area as both teams prepare for the FIFA 2026 World Cup Qualifiers.

An exclusive presale for Earthquakes Season Ticket Holders will begin on Tuesday, April 2, at 10 a.m. PT before tickets are made available to the general public on Wednesday, April 3, at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets can be purchased on Ticketmaster.com.

Guatemala returns to PayPal Park for the first time since facing Panama on March 12, 2023. Led by head coach Luis Fernando Tena, Los Chapines look to build off their 2023-24 Concacaf Nations League Quarterfinal run as they prepare for their first World Cup Qualifying match against Dominca on June 5. The Central American side includes captain José Carlos Pinto, a five-time Liga Nacional de Guatemala champion, as well as Real Salt Lake striker Rubio Rubín, who is currently on loan playing in Liga MX for Querétaro.

Also a Concacaf mainstay, Nicaragua come s to San Jose in preparation for its upcoming World Cup Qualifying matches against Montserrat (June 5) and Belize (June 8). Under the guidance of head coach Marco Antonio Figueroa, the squad features Managua FC midfielder Juan Barrera, the nation's captain and all-time leading goal scorer with 24.


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