The CONCACAF Champions League's profile north of border is growing. So much so that the San Jose Earthquakes tweaked their schedule to accomodate regional play.
The Earthquakes announced on Monday two changes to their regular-season schedule to give them more time to prepare for a CCL quarterfinal series against Mexican powerhouse Deportivo Toluca FC.
San Jose rescheduled their home opener against the Colorado Rapids to Wednesday, May 7, at Buck Shaw Stadium with a 10:30 pm ET kickoff. The match was previously set for Sunday, March 9. Additionally, the Earthquakes will now open the MLS regular season against Real Salt Lake on Saturday, March 15, at Buck Shaw Stadium at 10:30 pm. ET. That game was originally scheduled for May 7.
Game dates for San Jose’s two-leg series against Toluca will be announced at a later date. The first leg will be played at home between March 11-13 while the second leg will take place in Toluca, Mexico, between March 18-20.