With plans to open their new stadium during the 2013 season still chugging along, the 2012 MLS schedule revealed that the San Jose Earthquakes will once again host a game at Stanford Stadium. This time, they will host the LA Galaxy on June 30, another game that will be followed by fireworks. Last year, the Earthquakes were able to draw more than 40,000 to see the New York Red Bulls.
Quake, Rattle and Goal points out that the June 30 will also coincide with what appears to be a rather important stretch of games that starts in May:
... the Earthquakes face a lengthy four match stretch away from the Bay Area starting with a trip to face the Galaxy at the Home Depot Center on May 23rd and culminating with a visit to Real Salt Lake exactly a month later. However, with seven of their first twelve games at home, the Earthquakes will have a chance to stockpile some points ahead of the difficult road stretch. Four of their first seven home matches are against teams that did not qualify for the 2011 MLS postseason.