The Galaxy’s “Cali Clasico” rivalry game against the San Jose Earthquakes, scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed due to the Edgewood Fire that also caused a power outage on the Stanford University campus.
Saturday’s game was scheduled to be played at Stanford Stadium, but campus power went out on Tuesday and has yet to be fully restored.
The match has been moved to September 24.
“We have been informed by Stanford University that the problems they are experiencing on campus this week will prevent the California Clasico from happening Saturday,” Earthquakes president Jared Shawlee said in a statement. “We appreciate Major League Soccer and LA Galaxy for quickly agreeing on a new date that will allow us to hold this game and all its pomp at Stanford Stadium. We look forward to hosting a spectacular event for our community in September to organise.”
The earthquakes say that “all tickets purchased for the match will be carried over to the future date.” Saturday’s game was expected to draw more than 30,000 fans.
San Jose plays its home games at PayPal Park, but has often moved one of its Galaxy home games to a larger stadium to accommodate the crowd.
The teams will meet for the first time on July 13 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson.
The Galaxy would have played three games in an eight-day period prior to this cancellation. Now the team will not return home until June 29 against Minnesota United FC.