The Earthquakes will play host to Real Salt Lake in the 2013 home opener March 3, marking the third time in four years the Western Conference rivals will meet on opening weekend.
Major League Soccer announced its kickoff schedule Tuesday that features nine games March 2-3. Times and broadcast information for the match at Buck Shaw Stadium will be announced later. MLS will unveil its full schedule in the coming month.
San Jose and Salt Lake finished first and second in the Western Conference last season. Real was 0-3 against San Jose.
Earthquakes season ticket holders will be able to buy additional tickets for the opener starting Jan. 7. The public can start buying tickets for the game Jan. 11. For information: 408-556-7700 or www.sjearthquakes.com.
Also headed to Cal is Kyle Kragen, a 6-1, 225-pounder from Diablo Valley College, who played both defensive end and linebacker. He attended high school at San Ramon Valley-Danville and is the son of Greg Kragen, a former Pro Bowl nose tackle for the Denver Broncos.