SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes will face Liga MX’s defending champions Cruz Azul in a friendly at PayPal Park on Thursday, Oct. 7. It marks Cruz Azul’s third visit to PayPal Park, after friendlies against the Quakes in 2018 and Atlas in 2019. The match will kick off at 7:30 p.m. PT.

The match will serve as Bonus Game A for Earthquakes Season Ticket Holders, who will get an exclusive presale for additional tickets beginning Friday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets will then be made available to the general public on Monday, Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Group tickets of 10 or more can be purchased by calling the Earthquakes Front Office at (408) 556-7700.

Cruz Azul has a 2-1-3 record and is currently in sixth place in Liga MX’s Torneo Apertura 2021, the first of two championships during the 2021-2022 season. The historic club won the most recent championship (Torneo Clausura 2021) after finishing with a league-best 13-2-2 record and winning all three of its playoff matchups.

Cruz Azul has won nine Liga MX championships, with its title earlier this year the club’s first since 1997. Additionally, Cruz Azul has won six Concacaf Champions League titles, four Copa MX titles, three Campeon de Campeones championships, one Supercopa MX, and one Leagues Cup.

Cruz Azul is the only Mexican team to ever win a treble, lifting the Liga MX, Copa MX and Champions League trophies in the same season (1997).

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