Live Blog: LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Robbie Keane #7 of Los Angeles Galaxy takes a penalty kick in the second half of their MLS match against D.C. United at StubHub Center on March 6, 2016 in Carson, California. Keane scored on the penalty kick. The Galaxy defeated United 4-1. March 06, 2016| Credit: Victor Decolongon
Live Blog: LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Bruce Arena’s Los Angeles Galaxy host Dominic Kinnear’s San Jose Earthquakes in Episode 1 of the 2016 California Clasico at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The Galaxy are coming off a difficult 1-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids late on the road, while San Jose are in stellar form, riding a two-game win streak. The match details..


REFEREE: Ismail Elfath. AR1 (bench): Corey Rockwell; AR2 (opposite): Kathryn Nesbitt; 4th: Daniel Radford
MLS Career: 64 games; FC/gm: 24.8; Y/gm: 3.1; R: 15; pens: 17


ALL-TIME (60 meetings): Galaxy 28 wins (4 shootout), 95 goals…Earthquakes 20 wins (1 shootout), 81 goals…Ties 12
AT LA (28 meetings): Galaxy 18 wins (2 shootout), 55 goals … Earthquakes 5 wins (0 shootout), 34 goals … Ties 5
RETURN MATCHES: 5/22: LA Galaxy vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 4 p.m. PT (FS1); 6/25: San Jose Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy, 7 p.m. PT (UNI)

6/27: SJ 3, LA 1 (Wondolowski 28; Goodson 53; Cato 72 – Juninho 17)
7/17: LA 5, SJ 2 (Keane 30, 64, 80; Gerrard 37; Lletget 91+ — Amarikwa 22, 25)
8/28: SJ 1, LA 0 (Salinas 18)

  • The teams met three times a year ago in the California Clasico – each match won by the home team. The Quakes won 3-1 on June 27 at Stanford Stadium, then 1-0 on Aug. 28 at Avaya Stadium in the first match played there between the clubs. The Galaxy claimed a 5-2 win June 17 at StubHub Center – the most goals scored in a league game in the 20 seasons of the rivalry.
  • The teams also met in a U.S. Open Cup fifth-round match last year, a 1-0 Galaxy victory. The teams have met five times in the Open Cup – and the Galaxy have won on each occasion.
  • The Galaxy have won just once in the last 12 regular season meetings in Northern California, across four stadiums – a 1-0 victory June 28, 2014 at Stanford Stadium. The Quakes finished undefeated against the Galaxy in league play at their former Buck Shaw Stadium home, with two wins and three draws in five matches there.
  • Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. LA: P29 W14 L10 D5 … Bruce Arena vs. SJ: P27 W10 L10 D7

Kickoff between the LA Galaxy and San Jose is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PT/10:30 p.m. ET. Our live blog on The Stoppage Time begins at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. Keep it right here on The Stoppage Time, powered by Azteca Soccer, for more world football news. Stay connected on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Jo-Ryan Salazar is a writer for The Stoppage Time, a soccer blog powered by Azteca Soccer. A supporter of the Los Angeles Galaxy since 1996 and a committed supporter since 2002, Jo-Ryan also follows Chelsea FC, Melbourne Victory, FC Tokyo and Paris Saint-Germain. Apart from soccer, Jo-Ryan is an administrative assistant for a local nonprofit in Long Beach, California and also does photography, photo-editing and fictional writing.

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