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

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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.

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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 comes 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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About PayPal Park

PayPal Park, 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 European-inspired building is the first cloud-enabled venue in MLS and is among the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world. The stadium features a canopy roof and the steepest-raked seating in MLS to provide the best possible fan experience. Additionally, the north end zone houses the largest outdoor bar in North America, a two-acre fan zone and a double-sided video scoreboard. The suites and club seats are located at field level, giving fans a premium experience unlike any other in professional sports. The stadium has hosted numerous non-MLS regular season events since its inaugural season in 2015, including the International Champions Cup, numerous U.S. Women’s National Team friendlies, the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup, the 2016 Major League Soccer All-Star Game against Arsenal FC and a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier for the U.S. Men’s National Team. For more information about PayPal Park, visit