The Earthquakes are exploring three Bay Area college football stadiums as potential sites to play host to the MLS Cup should the soccer club reach the title match Dec. 1.
The facilities are Spartan Stadium, Stanford Stadium and Buck Shaw Stadium.
"With those options we're going to find a suitable location for the game if we're fortunate enough to host it," Quakes president David Kaval said Thursday.
Major League Soccer changed the format this year so the highest-seeded team could hold the final in order to generate hometown interest. Currently, the Quakes are the top seed. In previous years the final was held at a neutral site.
The Cal men's soccer team (6-4-1, 1-2 Pac-12) created a multitude of chances but fell 2-0 at Stanford (5-5, 2-1). Zach Battteer had both goals for the Cardinal.
Wire services contributed to this report.