On Saturday, the LA Galaxy will travel to Stanford Stadium to face the San Jose Earthquakes for the first of two times in two weeks. Both sides are looking to keep moving up the Western Conference standings.
The Galaxy look to continue their momentum after their 2-0 win over Cincinnati last Saturday, with goals from Emmanuel Boateng and Favio Alvarez.
The San Jose Earthquakes are on a five game unbeaten streak stemming back to May 18, the game that included Chris Wondolowski breaking the all time scoring record. In their last match, San Jose defeated the Houston Dynamo 2-0, with both goals coming from Vako Qazaishvili.
Last season, these two teams met twice in the regular season, with the Galaxy winning the first match in Los Angeles and both teams drawing the second match in San Jose. The all time record between the two teams favors the Galaxy who have 31 wins, while the Earthquakes have 22 wins, and there were 15 draws.
Both teams have several players still unavailable due to international duty. For the Galaxy, defenders Giancarlo Gonzalez (Costa Rica) and Rolf Feltscher (Venezuela) and midfielder Jonathan Dos Santos (Mexico) are still with their national teams, while Nick Lima (United States) and Harold Cummings (Panama) are unavailable for San Jose.
The officials for this edition of the California Clasico are Kevin Stott (center), Adam Garner (AR1), Jeff Hosking (AR2), Baldomero Toledo (4th), and Ricardo Salazar (VAR).