There are plenty of ways to get to California Clasico at Stanford Stadium on Saturday. We've made it nice and easy for you to map out your ride to the biggest game of the year:
If you're driving, be sure to plan ahead and get there before 6 p.m. to beat traffic. All lots are $20- cash only- for cars. Oversized vehicles are $30-cash only. Click HERE for directions.
Season Ticket Holders: If you have a Buck Shaw Stadium parking pass for Lot 1, 2, 4- please park in Lot 2 at Standford Stadium.
If you're taking Caltrain, note that the Stanford Stadium station will be open on Saturday. The station does not have Clipper machines or ticket vending machines. Clipper users (8-ride or e-cash) should use Palo Alto Caltrain Station. Customers who are purchasing tickets from the ticket vending machines should buy a Day Pass from their originating station before heading to the game.
If you're taking the bus, service is 24 hours and the VTA runs through San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Palo Alto. Click here for the schedule.
We'll see you there!
Saturday's California Clasico is a matchup between Major League Soccer's fiercest rivals- but there's more to it than just soccer. Here's your #CaliClasico checklist of things, other than soccer, you don't want to miss out on at Stanford Stadium:
1. The Epicenter:
This ultimate fan hangout spot will be open from 4 - 6:45 p.m. Come here for fun for the whole family - live music from Melted State, face painting, poster making and special booths from our sponsors including a StateFarm photo booth where fans can dress up with scarves, Quakes gear, body paint and more and the Benjamin Moore Paint By Number booth. Come help paint a large mural with other fans!
2. Food Trucks:
Bring your appetite. We'll have food trucks from Gold Rush Eatery, Bacon Bacon, Rice Rockit, Lalos Tacos, Speedy Panini and Twisted Chili
Arrive to your seat early because we have a special pre-game in store for you. We're not one to give away any secrets but flyovers and skydivers may be in the mix...
4. Halftime Show:
Stay in your seat, folks. Our Salute to Armed forces show is one that you won't want to miss.
5. Post-game fireworks:
We're not kidding when we say we have the largest fireworks display this state has ever seen. Figure out your post-game fireworks plan.
Other documents to keep handy for tomorrow:
Hit up eBay, Quakes fans.
MLS All-Star nominee Jon Busch is auctioning off his game-worn cleats and gloves for a great cause. In honor of the Earthquakes' Salute to Armed Forces night presented by XFINITY this Saturday, Jon Busch will be wearing commemorative gear, supporting the Navy SEAL Foundation. His boots are one of a kind, engraved with "8/6/2011" and "Honor and Remember," and his gloves are adorned with two Navy SEAL patches.
And, you can donate $10 to the Navy SEAL Foundation just by a simple text!
Text 'SEAL' to 90999. A one-time $10 charge will be added to your wireless bill.
Text and submit your bid today, help your 'keeper support a great cause. All proceeds benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. Auction ends on July 3.
To place you bid for Busch's commemorative game-worn cleats, click here.
To bid on Busch's game-worn gloves, click here.
Kendall McIntosh, former Earthquakes Academy player and current Santa Clara University goalkeeper, is in Turkey competing with the U.S. U-20 Men's National Team in the U-20 World Cup. McIntosh sends sjearthquakes.com photos and updates from his journey:
The team seems like it's got a new chance at life! Even though it wasn't the three points we were looking for, the late goal against France to give us a tie was crucial as it gives us the possibility to pass to the next round.
After the France game, we flew to Kayseri, Turkey and have been training at the Kayserispor training facilities. Today we trained inside the Kadir Has Stadium which was very different from Galatasary's venue but spectacular in its own way.
Everyone's focused for our last group game tomorrow as it's win or go home for us from here on out.
Hopefully, we can get the 3 points!
Be sure to watch Kendall and the USMNT U-20s against Ghana on Thursday, 10 a.m. kickoff on ESPNU or WatchESPN.
— Adam Jahn (@PillowFeet14) June 26, 2013
It's shaping up to be a hot day in the Bay Area. What better way to spend it than sipping a root beer float and cheering on the Oakland A's?
The 14th Annual Oakland A's MUG Root Beer Float Day is from 10:35 a.m.-12:35 p.m. in the Eastside Club at the O.co Coliseum. A's players, coaches and Quakes players Adam Jahn, David Bingham and Earthquakes Shakers will be serving up the $2 floats.
Admission is free with a ticket to this afternoon's game vs. the Cincinnati Reds.
For more information and a full list of the celebrity scoopers click here.
After the game, join the Shakers Corona Girls and fellow Quakes fans at Old Pro (541 Ramona Ave., Palo Alto CA) from 7-9 p.m. tonight. The Shakers and Corona Girls will be guest bartending for the night. The event is open to all ages.
The Quakes will host a Root Beer Float Night of their own on July 13 before they take on Seattle Sounders FC. The event, sponsored by A&W, will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Last year, the Quakes raised $10,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
A few Quakes players will pay a visit to the oncology wing at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital tomorrow. Sam Cronin, Shea Salinas and Medhi Ballouchy will hang out with the oncology units' patients to brighten their day. We will have a video up after the visit.
In the meantime, check out last year's video of Salinas and Chris Wondowloski's visit:
A historic rivalry is something that anyone can get behind. Combine that rivalry with beating LA, and most of Northern California will stick by your side.
Thanks to our Bay Area athlete friends for the support - we can't wait to see you at the California Clasico. #BeatLA!
— Harrison Barnes (@HBarnes) June 25, 2013
— Brent Burns (@Burnzie88) June 17, 2013
— jason demers (@jasondemers5) June 25, 2013
As the Quakes rev up for Cali Clasico, Quakes President Dave Kaval and midfielder Sam Cronin will preview the eagerly- anticipated match on Yahoo! Sports Talk Live this week.
First up, President Kaval will join host Jim Kozimor at 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Sam Cronin will follow suit and be on the program at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Tune in to Comcast Sports Net for both interviews and don't miss Quakes v. Galaxy at Stanford Stadium on Saturday.
Good news Quakes fans! We're offering up a special #CaliClasico ticket deal for all of our Twitter followers:
Follow us on Twitter and get an awesome, discounted ticket for this year's must-see match. Let's beat LA!
TWITTER SPECIAL: Use discount code BEATLA for $5 off a lower corner ticket to Saturday's Quakes v. Galaxy at Stanford http://t.co/k2758DuWHu
— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) June 25, 2013
— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) June 22, 2013
It was a beautiful weekend for a little soccer at the San Jose Earthquakes 4v4 tournament presented by Wells Fargo.
More than 110 teams made their way to Cesar Chavez Elementary in East Palo Alto for the fun. Quakes players Tommy Muller and Ty Harden were also on hand to sign autographs and pose for pictures with fans.
Each tournament player received a ticket to a Quakes home game and an official tournament t-shirt. Quakes associate partners 7UP, Xfinity and SoccerEarKraze were in attendance with freebies for attendees.
Wells Fargo made sure that all of the participants were hydrated with complimentary water.
Girls U10: Livermore Young Guns
Girls U12: Hollister Tremors
Girls U13: Impact Futsal Impact 99
Boys U8: Hayward Tecos Oro
Boys U9: US Sports Coaching
Boys U10: Salinas All Stars
Boys U11: Impact Futsal Fuego 01
Boys U12: Koras
Boys U13: Mexico Soccer League
Boys U14: Peru F.C.
Boys U17: Elite RYSC
Coed Open: Picazo
Mens Open: Valedores F.C.
Missed out on the action? Don't worry. Our second 4v4 tournament of the summer will be held on August 10 in Hayward. Sign up here.