MLS’ California Clasico at Stanford has been postponed due to a nearby fire


The Edgewood fire in San Mateo has forced MLS to withdraw the California Clasico.

The San Jose Earthquakes and LA Galaxy were originally scheduled to play at Stanford Stadium on Saturday, but the game was rescheduled to Sept. 24 due to a power outage at Stanford caused by equipment failure from the fire, the Quakes said Thursday.

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“We have been informed by Stanford University that the issues they are experiencing on campus this week will prevent Saturday’s California Clasico from happening,” said Earthquakes President Jared Shawlee. “We applaud Major League Soccer and the LA Galaxy for quickly agreeing on a new date that would allow us to play this game and all of its pageantry at Stanford Stadium. We look forward to hosting a spectacular event for our community in September.”

The Edgewood fire began Tuesday, triggering local evacuation orders and leaving thousands without power. As of Thursday morning, the 20-acre fire was 90 percent contained.

The Quakes say all tickets for the game will be carried over to the new date, but fans are also entitled to a refund over the next 30 days. More information, including kick-off time and broadcast information, will be announced later.

The Edgewood Fire has been going for two days. (Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images)

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