Fan Guide: California Clasico returns to Stanford Stadium

Tickets still available to the annual California Clasico at Stanford Stadium

Kickoff: June 28, 7:30 p.m. PT at Stanford Stadium
Television: NBCSN
Radio: 1370 KZSF, 1590 KLIV
Sponsor: Wells Fargo
Giveaway: 10,000 Nesting Dolls featuring Chris Wondolowski, Clarence Goodson and Victor Bernardes on egress. Fans will receive vouchers upon entering the stadium to pick them up. 
Theme: Celebration of '94 USA-Brazil match played at Stanford Stadium  

Pregame Festivities: 

Join us for the World Cup knockout round for Uruguay vs. Colombia at 1 p.m. We'll be showing the match in the El Camino Grove Lot 2. 

Lots 2 and 3 will open at 12 p.m. and other lots will open at 2 p.m. Parking lots will only be available to pay for by cash only. 

Fans are encouraged to arrive to Stanford early to avoid heavy traffic. 

Epicenter: 

The Epicenter will be open at 4 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. for all fans. Come enjoy live music, food trucks and vendor activities for the whole family! 

  • Band: USAF Band of the Golden West 'Mobility' out of Travis AFB, CA is a popular music band that plays a variety of music from the 70's to current, rock, pop, and country mix.  The goal of the band is to reach the community, inspire/increase patriotism for our men and women of the armed forces, honor our vets, and make sure everybody has a great time.

Post-Game Fireworks:

Fireworks will begin 15 minutes after the match. 

Los Angeles Galaxy Scouting Report
The LA Galaxy is currently seventh in the Western Conference standings with 17 points after drawing 1-1 with Chivas USA at StubHub Center in Los Angeles on June 8. The Galaxy have dropped the last two meetings at Stanford Stadium against the Earthquakes after failing to hold the lead in a 3-4 loss in 2012 and a 2-3 loss in 2013. The Galaxy’s attack is led by Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan and Stefan Ishizaki, with Keane scoring seven goals, Donovan scoring three and Ishizaki tallying two for the season.  Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan, Juninho, Dan Gargan and Stefan Ishizaki all have three assists for the season. LA is winless in all MLS competition in the month of June after compiling a 2-2-1 record in the month of May.

Last Game vs. LA Galaxy

Earthquakes 0, LA Galaxy 0; October 20, 2013; StubHub Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
The Earthquakes earned a 0-0 draw against the LA Galaxy on Sunday at the StubHub Center. While mathematically still alive in the MLS Cup playoff chase, the draw virtually eliminated San Jose from playoff contention with one match remaining in the season. Jon Busch posted his ninth shutout of the season as the Quakes stretched their unbeaten streak to six games (4-0-2). The Quakes allowed only one goal in those six matches. Despite not finding the back of the net, the Quakes created numerous chances in the match. Clarence Goodson nearly got the first goal of the game off a close-range header in the 15th minute.Shea Salinas whipped a ball into the U.S. International, but his powerful header went just past the post. Jaime Penedo came up with a big save for the home side 26 minutes into the match after another great service from Salinas. Salinas’ corner kick found Steven Lenhart open in the middle of the box, but Lenhart’s header was parried wide by a diving Penedo. The big saves continued for Penedo in the 41st as he blocked a great chance from Chris Wondolowski. Salinas had a follow up opportunity, but the Galaxy’s Omar Gonzalez came out to deflect the shot out for a corner. Penedo then denied Sam Cronin on a long-range effortfollowing the corner. Despite a final push late in the second half from the Quakes, they could not find the goal to keep them in the playoff hunt.

Earthquakes-LA Galaxy Connections
Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan  began  his MLS career  with the Earthquakes, producing 32 goals  and 29 assists over 87 appearances from 2001-04 and helping lead San Jose to both of its MLS Cup titles in 2001 and 2003 … Quakes forward Alan Gordon played for the Galaxy from 2004-10, scoring 16 goals in 99 games … Quakes assistant coach Ian Russell played in three games for the Galaxy in 2007 … Galaxy defender Todd Dunivant was San Jose’s first-round selection in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft and played 46 games for the Earthquakes from 2003-04, producing one goal and six assists … Dunivant (1999-2002) and Earthquakes forward Adam Jahn (2009-12) both attended Stanford … Galaxy assistant coach Curt Onalfo played in six matches for San Jose in 1997 … Galaxy technical director Jovan Kirovski played in nine matches for the Quakes in 2008 … Galaxy midfielder Robbie Rogers was teammates with Quakes forward Steven Lenhart on the Columbus Crew from 2008-10 … Galaxy defenders A.J. DeLaGarza (2005-08) and Omar Gonzalez (2006-08), Galaxy midfielder Robbie Rogers (2005) and Quakes defender Clarence Goodson (2000-03) played at the University of Maryland … Galaxy forward Rob Friend (2001-02) and Quakes midfielder Sam Garza (2010-11) both played at UC Santa Barbara … Galaxy forward Jack McBean and Quakes defender Ryan Neil are both from Newport Beach, CA … Galaxy defender Tommy Meyer (2008-2011) and Quakes midfielder Tommy Thompson (2013) both played at the University of Indiana … Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Perk at Quakes midfielder Shea Salinas were teammates with the Philadelphia Union in 2010 … Perk (2006-09), Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe (2007-11) and Quakes defender Joe Sofia (2010-13) played at UCLA … Galaxy defender James Riley played with the San Jose Earthquakes in 2008.