SAN JOSE -- Promoters of a soccer doubleheader at Spartan Stadium featuring Chivas de Guadalajara will meet with San Jose authorities Friday to review security plans in the aftermath of fan violence in Las Vegas.
The match Wednesday night between storied Mexican teams Chivas and Club America was stopped at the end of regulation when a handful of fans stormed the field. Also, a brawl between fans occurred outside the stadium to delay the game's start, and players fought during the game, leading to two ejections from both sides.
"Nothing good came out of this," Club America President Ricardo Pelaez said. "Security and soccer wise, we're going to rethink what we do in the future real hard."
Chivas-Pumas and Cruz Azul-Morelia play Saturday night at Spartan Stadium. America is scheduled to face Puebla FC next Friday.
"We hope for the best and prepare for the worst," said promoter Rene Villanueva of Latin Entertainment of Livermore. Villanueva doesn't expect the same kind of problems at 30,000-seat Spartan Stadium because rivals Chivas and America are playing six days apart.
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