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California Clasico isn’t new: North has battled South in US Open Cup since 1950s

Willie Carson (center) of the Los Angeles Kickers, shown here in action against Schwaben AC (Chicago), scored six goals in the Kickers' 8-1 victory over San Francisco Scots in 1960. Photo: LA Times archives
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This year’s quarterfinal meeting of the Los Angeles Galaxy and the San Jose Earthquakes will be just the sixth time the California Clasico will have been played in the US Open Cup. However, for the better part of 40 years the rivalry between Northern and Southern California was a key component in determining the Open Cup champion.

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2017 US Open Cup Round 5: Hoesen’s late goal propels San Jose Earthquakes past 10-man Seattle Sounders

Shea Salinas of the San Jose Earthquakes celebrates his opening goal against the Seattle Sounders in the Round of 16 in the 2017 US Open Cup. Photo: San Jose Earthquakes
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The San Jose Earthquakes needed a late goal from Danny Hoesen to get by a 10-man Seattle Sounders side in the Round of 16 of the 2017 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. San Jose took the lead early and went up a man in the first half, but still needed an 84th minute winner to reach the Quarterfinals for the first time since 2012.

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