International football comes to the United States and fans can watch an exciting International Champions Cup match live online from San Jose, California, Tuesday when the Earthquakes of Major League Soccer take on Mexican powerhouse Club América in a match that sees the struggling Earthquakes attempt to post a morale-boosting win over one of the world’s great club teams — without their top scorer, Chris Wondolowski.
Wondolowski is away fulfilling his duties with the United States National Men’s team, which has now qualified for the knockout phase of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
To find out how to watch the San José Earthquakes vs. Club América International Champions Cup match live online, in both English and Spanish, see the info at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Pacific Time on July 14 at San Jose’s brand new, 18,000-seat Avaya Stadium. Of course, that’s 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
While the “friendly” match lands right in the middle of the Earthquakes regular MLS season — the team sits in seventh place after 18 games in the MLS Western Conference — for Club América, which is the most successful franchise in the history of Mexican professional soccer, the game is pre-season tune-up.
On Saturday, Club América played its first International Champions Cup match, taking on the Los Angeles Galaxy in Southern California, about 400 miles south of San Jose. The Mexican side lost the game 2-1 to the Galaxy, which featured new signing Stephen Gerrard, the former Liverpool captain and legend.
San Jose Coach Dominic Kinnear — who played pro soccer in San Jose in the pre-MLS era with the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks of the American Pro Soccer League — views the game as good experience for his players, and a chance to mix and match his lineup.
“It won’t be like, the guys who have been playing [as one whole unit] and then the guys who aren’t,” said the 47-year-old coach. “I think we’ll try and mix and match, because somewhere down the line, we’re going to need those guys to play with each other.”
The Earthquakes probably need to try something new — the team has not scored in 288 minutes, since netting three in victory over the Galaxy back on June 27.
But the ‘Quakes have generally performed well in international matches, with a 9-8-8 record since 1996, but losing only once in their past 10 international friendlies. The team faces the English Premier League’s most successful team next in the International Champions Cup, when Manchester United comes to Avaya Stadium on July 21.
To watch the San Jose Earthquakes vs. Club América International Champions Cup match live online, use the streaming link provided by Fox Sports Go, available by clicking here. Spanish-language live online streaming video will be provided by WatchESPN, at this link.
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