MLS Classics Remix: A Cali Clasico for the ages

El Trafico has quickly turned into one of the most heated derbies in Major League Soccer, but the Cali Clasico is the OG and provided some of the league’s most memorable moments throughout the years.

That includes the June 30, 2012 showdown between the LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes that is today’s “MLS Classics: Remix”.

This match, played in front of 50,391 at Stanford Stadium had everything you’d expect a rivalry match to have. There were goals — seven total — including highlight-reel worthy ones. Powered by David Beckham’s brilliance, the Galaxy scored three unanswered goals after Steven Lenhart’s opening strike for the hosts.

The fireworks came late, courtesy of a Chris Wondolowski winner and some post-match unforgettable post-match unpleasantries between the teams, including Beckham taking on Quakes mascot Q.

Watched it live? You’ll want to see it again. New to MLS, this is a great look back at one of the league’s best regular season games. And it comes with new, live commentary. Wondolowski, 14-year MLS veteran and former Earthquakes player Jason Hernandez, along with MLSsoccer.com’s David Gass and Matt Doyle will be on hand to provide alternative live commentary and answer fan questions while re-watching the legendary game.

This is the eighth installment of the “MLS Classics: Remix” series, which included other rivalry showdowns including the inaugural Hudson River Derby, the first El Trafico and the first MLS Hell is Real matchup.

As you gear up to watch, here’s how the Galaxy and Earthquakes lined up.

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