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Earthquakes, Rapids back at Cal Poly tonight for MLS exhibition

Major League Soccer action is returning to San Luis Obispo tonight when the San Jose Earthquakes square off against the Colorado Rapids at Alex G. Spanos Stadium tonight at 6.

The exhibition marks the second season in a row that the two teams have met at Cal Poly. The Earthquakes edged Colorado 1-0 in last year’s match on Chris Wondolowski’s 29th minute penalty kick.

Wondolowski, who led the MLS in goal scoring the past two years, signed a new contract with the team Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We’re super exited about the MLS Central Coast Showcase once again coming to Cal Poly,” Cal Poly men’s soccer head coach Paul Holocher said in a news release. “Just looking at the rosters of both teams, there are some amazing players from all over the world and there is sure to be some great action and skill on display.”

Following the game, the Mustangs will be hosting an autograph session featuring both clubs adjacent to Mustang Memorial Plaza outside the stadium.

“I played for San Jose so I am always going to cheer a little harder for my old club, but I am just stoked to see some great action (tonight),” Holocher said.

The game will be the fourth trip in five years to San Luis Obispo for the Earthquakes.

Tickets for the match are $15 for adults and $10 for youth and seniors and can be obtained through the Cal Poly Athletics Department ticket office at 866-GoStangs, 756-5806, or at the gate prior to kickoff.

All seating will be general admission.