Earthquakes vs. America at Candlestick Park press release: San Jose Earthquakes to Battle Club America on Wednesday, September 18 at 3COM Park Match Between American and Mexican Champions to Kick Off at 8:00 p.m. PT San Jose (Friday, August 23, 2002) - International Sports Marketing Connection and the San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the team will play an international match on Wednesday, September 18 against one of Mexico's most storied teams Club America. The match between the defending champions of the United States and Mexico will kick off at 8:00 p.m. PT from 3COM Park. The game will mark the first meeting between the two teams in their history and will be the Earthquakes first-ever appearance at 3COM Park. Club America is the reigning Mexican champion after winning the Torneo Verano by defeating Necaxa in the finals. The team, which will feature World Cup star Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Chilean superstar Ivan Zamorano, and Mexican World Cup team member German Villa, has had a strong start in the current Apertura 2002 with two victories, including a 1-0 win over rival Chivas Rayadas de Guadalajara. In their history, the club has won 13 Mexican championships. Club America last played in the Bay Area on August 29, 2001 as part of the Copa Sears, when it played to a 1-1 tie with Atlas at a sold-out Spartan Stadium. The September 18 game will be the fifth international match of the season for the Earthquakes, who participated this year in the Football Confederation Champions Cup. The Quakes defeated Club Olimpia of Honduras on March 13 (1-0) and March 16 (3-1) and then split games with Mexican club Pachuca CF on April 17 (3-0 loss) and April 24 (1-0 win). International Sports Marketing Connection is marketing the game and fans can purchase tickets through Tickets.com only beginning on Saturday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Ticket prices are $25, $35, and $45, and to purchase tickets, fans can log on to Tickets.com or visit any Tickets.com outlet, including Mollie Stone's, Raley's and Nob Hill Foods or any Giants Dug Out Store. Tickets may also be purchased by calling Tickets.com at 408-998-2277 or 415-478-2277.