San Jose Drops 101st California Clásico to Cap 50th Anniversary Week; Quakes Look Ahead to Wednesday Road Match Against St. Louis SC

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June 30, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
San Jose Earthquakes News Release

STANFORD, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes fell 3-0 to the LA Galaxy on Saturday night at Stanford Stadium in the 101st California Clásico to cap the Quakes’ 50th Anniversary Week.

The visitors struck first in the 37th minute when a streaking Gabriel Pec threaded the needle in transition to Joseph Paintsil, who slotted the ball past Quakes goalkeeper William Yarbrough for his third career goal in as many contests against San Jose.

In the second half, the Galaxy almost doubled their advantage in the 65th minute, but Yarbrough dove to his right to tip away a Riqui Puig effort just before it could cross the goal line. Preston Judd almost had an answer for San Jose moments later but his attempt in the box was just wide. However, LA would pull ahead 2-0 in the 72nd minute when Dejan Joveljic headed home a rebound off the post. Mauricio Cuevas added a third in stoppage time.

The Quakes will now prepare for a road match against St. Louis CITY SC on Wednesday, July 3. Kickoff from CITYPARK is set for 5:30 p.m. PT and will be broadcast globally on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, as well as on local radio AM 810 The Spread (English) and AM 1370 La Kaliente (Spanish).


The Quakes are now 28-40-17 against the LA Galaxy in MLS regular season play (125 GF, 141 GA) and 18-16-11 at home (68 GF, 67 GA). In their most recent home match against LA on March 2, 2024, San Jose fell 3-1 to their SoCal rivals at a sold-out PayPal Park in their MLS regular-season home opener.

Tonight’s attendance of 40,844 came close to the Quakes’ season high of 43,774 fans at Levi’s Stadium for the May 4 win over LAFC. To put that figure in perspective, only five of the other 28 MLS clubs have enjoyed larger season highs: Sporting Kansas City (72,610), Atlanta United FC (67,727), the New England Revolution (65,612), Charlotte FC (62,291) and Vancouver Whitecaps FC (51,035).

In California Clásicos at Stanford Stadium, San Jose is now 5-3-2 against LA (20 GF, 17 GA).

Tonight’s match was the culmination of the Quakes’ 50th Anniversary Week, which included a flag-raising ceremony at San Jose City Hall on Thursday and a Friday night gala at PayPal Park where nearly 200 former players and coaches returned to San Jose for one of the largest club reunions in MLS history.

As a nod to their 1974 inaugural team in the North American Soccer League (NASL), the Quakes wore their 50th Anniversary white retro kits with…

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