Sacramento Cup Major League Soccer
June 12, 2010
Sacramento Area soccer fans will be able to take in some Major League Soccer action right in their own backyard as part of the inaugural Sacramento Cup soccer match. The San Jose Earthquakes and Raley Field will host Chivas USA in a Major League Soccer exhibition match at Raley Field.
The Earthquakes will make their second appearance in Sacramento in team history this Saturday. The team faced CD Olimpia from Honduras in a CONCACAF Champions Cup match at a sold-out Sheldon Florin Community Stadium. Landon Donovan, Ian Russell and Jeff Agoos scored for the Quakes in a 3-1 win that moved San Jose into the quarterfinals of the Champions Cup. Ramiro Corrales is the only current Quakes player that appeared in that match on March 16, 2002. San Jose and Chivas USA have played 10 times with the Southern Californian squad holding a 4-2-4 series lead, including a 3-2 win on April 24 at The Home Depot Center in Los Angeles. The Earthquakes are 4-2-0 in 2010, while Chivas USA is 3-4-1.
The ballpark hosted International matches for three consecutive years 2006, 2007 and 2008. The event also coincides with the beginning of World Cup Soccer on June 11.