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A Quick Overview of the California Clasico

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Glancing at the California Claisco.

San Jose Earthquakes v Los Angeles Galaxy
Galaxy play San Jose Earthquakes Saturday night
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Saturday night kicks off the first California Clasico of the season when the Galaxy take on the San Jose Earthquakes.

Series History

These two clubs have a long history in Major League Soccer together, with both being part of the inaugural season.

In the regular season, Sane Jose and the LA Galaxy have met 56 total times. The overall record is a lot closer than you think. Your G’s, however, do lead the series 22-16-18 (W-D-L), and have a goal differential of +4.

Transfers Between the Clubs

Did you know that 29 different soccer players have played for both the Galaxy and the Earthquakes?

Let’s see if you remember some of these names: Alejandro Moreno, Lawrence Lozzano, Curt Onalfo, Todd Dunivant, and Ned Grabavoy, just to name a few.

But the most famous of them all? I mean, I don’t really have to say who he is, right?

Trophy Haul

The one area where the Galaxy do dominate, is of course, the total amount of trophies.

San Jose have only acquired four of them throughout their history, which include two MLS Cups (2001, 2003) and two Supporters’ Shields (2005, 2012).

However, the Southern California club has more MLS Cups — 5 — then the Earthquakes do total trophies. Add twice the number of Supporters’ Shields, two U.S. Open Cup, and one CONCACAF Champions League (the old version), and you’ve got 12.

We’ll look to see who can claim the first three points of this season’s California Clasico tomorrow night. The kickoff is schedule for 7:00 PM PST.