It's been an up and down season thus far for the San Jose Earthquakes in MLS play, but will get a small break from it with some new competition. Tuesday will mark the third time in Quakes history that the team will take on an English Premier League squad as West Bromwich Albion has travelled all the way to San Jose to play a friendly match at Buck Shaw Stadium.
It was last summer on July 17, 2010 that San Jose hosted the EPL's Tottenham Hotspur at Buck Shaw Stadium and drew a Buck Shaw Stadium record crowd of 10,712. Aston Villa has also visited to play the Quakes in 1997 back when they played at Spartan Stadium, a match that eventually ended 1-1 as Shawn Medved scored the one and only goal for San Jose.
Established in 1878, West Brom was a founding member of The Football League, the top division in England at the time. The club has five FA Cups under it's belt and winners of a Division One title only once, back in 1919-20. West Brom's travel roster includes a number of international standouts, namely Peter Odemwingie, a member of the Nigerian National Team a top five goal scorer in the EPL. West Brom will also have their team captain and member of the Northern Ireland National Team Chris Brunt. The Baggies, as they're affectionately called, will be managed by Roy Hodgson.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm PT this evening with coverage via a live webcast set up by the Quakes.
Tickets are still available for this special event, for more information click here.