SAN JOSE, Calif. – Earthquakes Stadium, home of the San Jose Earthquakes, will host an international friendly between Club Deportivo Guadalajara and Club León on Saturday, March 28. The match, which kicks off at 4:30 p.m. PT, marks the 11th meeting all-time between two Liga MX sides at Earthquakes Stadium since its opening in 2015.
There will be a Fan Fest prior to the match at 12:30 p.m. PT, featuring live music, food, and an autograph session with a Chivas legend. This will also be the first time Chivas has played at Earthquakes Stadium since Quakes head coach Matias Almeyda left the Mexican club.
An exclusive presale for Earthquakes Season Ticket Holders will begin on Tuesday, January 28 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets will be available to the general public starting Thursday, January 30 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or the Earthquakes Stadium box office.
Founded in 1906, Chivas are one of the most successful clubs in Mexico, winning 12 Liga MX titles, seven Campeón de Campeones and four Copa MX championships. Both recent Liga MX and Copa MX titles were won in 2017, while led by Almeyda.
Known for only featuring Mexican-born players, Chivas finished with an 10-10-15 aggregate over the last two seasons. El Rebaño Sagrado has made rapid efforts this year to improve their winning presence with the hiring of sporting director Ricardo Peláez and investing over $40 million in Mexican players as they head into a new club era.
Founded in 1944, Club León have experienced success in Liga MX, most recently claiming the Apertura 2013 and Clausura 2014. Club León have won seven Liga MX titles, five Copa MX championships and five Campeón de Campeones. León’s roster features many national team players from South America, Mexico and the U.S.
Led by Mexican head coach Ignacio Ambríz, León have shown consistency in recent seasons, reaching the playoffs consecutively since the Apertura 2017. Los Esmeraldas finished as runners-up in the Apertura 2019 with the help of top Mexican prospect José Juan Macías, who scored 19 goals in 38 appearances while on loan from Chivas.
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About Earthquakes Stadium
Earthquakes Stadium, home to Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes, is an 18,000-seat soccer-specific stadium located on Coleman Ave. adjacent to the San Jose International Airport. The stadium has hosted numerous non-Major League Soccer events since its inaugural season in 2015, including the International Champions Cup, which featured Manchester United and Club America, a pair of United States Women’s National Team matches, the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup and the 2016 Major League Soccer All-Star Game against Arsenal FC. For more information about Earthquakes Stadium, visit www.sjearthquakes.com.