LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 25: Landon Donovan #10 of the Los Angeles Galaxy controls the ball against the Philadelphia Union in the second half of the MLS match at StubHub Center on May 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

FOLLOW LIVE: San Jose welcome LA Galaxy to Stanford Stadium for California Clasico

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After two weeks of dedicating itself to World Cup-watching and Open Cup-playing, Major League Soccer is back, ready to continue its nine-match weekend tonight in Palo Alto, Calif. Making one of their rare appearances at Stanford Stadium, Clarence Goodson and the San Jose Earthquakes will welcome Landon Donovan and their Calfornia Cup rivals, the LA Galaxy.

NBCSN will broadcast the match tonight at 10:30 p.m. Eastern, with a free stream available on NBC Sports Live Extra.

Los Angeles visits Northern California with 17 points on the season, five points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Because of early season scheduling that allowed them to participate in Champions League, the Galaxy have only played 12 games, five fewer than fifth place Vancouver. On points-per-game, Bruce Arena’s side has the fifth-best in the West, but ahead of their meeting with the Earthquakes, LA sits seventh.

San Jose is one point behind its rivals despite playing an extra match and will be without three of its key components. The team’s main attacking threat, Chris Wondolowski, is with the United States in Brazil, while one of the teams best defenders, Victor Bernárdez, is just returning after his time with Honduras. Shea Salinas, San Jose’s main provider, is out, leaving Mark Watson with a hole to fill on the left wing.

Arena’s not without his own concerns, given Omar Gonzalez is still at the World Cup, but the team will have its two best attackers. Landon Donovan, controversially left out of the U.S. national team, will be at the Galaxy’s disposal, while Ireland international Robbie Keane will be the most dangerous man on the field.

In front of what’s always a large crowd at Stanford Stadium, San Jose will be looking to give their fans a three-point welcome back to the MLS regular season. Los Angeles, on the other hand, will try to take advantage of its shorthanded hosts to continue its climb up the Western Conference ladder.

Here are your lineups:

San Jose: Busch; Barklage, Harden, Goodson, Stewart; Cato, Stephenson, Pierazzi, Cronin; Djalo, Lenhart

LA Galaxy: Penedo; Gargan, Opare, Meyer, Rogers; Husidic, Ishizaki, Sarvas, Donovan; Keane, Zardes

Viktoria Plzen set to sign midfielder Andreas Ivanschitz

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PRAGUE (AP) Czech champion Viktoria Plzen is close to signing Austrian midfielder Andreas Ivanschitz.

Plzen says Ivanschitz agreed terms for a contract lasting 1 + seasons and will sign it when the team returns from a training camp in Spain. Ivanschitz has already joined the squad at the Oliva Nova resort, the club says.

Ivanschitz helped the Seattle Sounders win their first MLS Cup in December.

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No financial details were given.

The 33-year-old Ivanschitz also played for Rapid Vienna and Red Bull Salzburg in Austria, Mainz in the Bundesliga, Levante in Spain and Panathinaikos in Athens.

Ivanschitz played 69 games for Austria in 2003-14, scoring 12 goals.

FIFA allows Matip to represent Liverpool during AFCON

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Joel Matip of Liverpool heads to score his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on October 29, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
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Joel Matip is going to get to play for Liverpool during AFCON after all.

The center back had turned down the chance to represent Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations, and Liverpool was forced to apply to FIFA for a waiver.

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Matip suffered an ankle injury in December, adding to his desire to stay at Anfield. He declared himself internationally retired and was one of six Cameroon players who refused call-ups for AFCON.

He last played for the Reds on Dec. 11, and can be selected by Jurgen Klopp against Swansea City on Saturday.

Man United captain Rooney raises $1.5m from charity game

FILE - A Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 file photo of Manchester United's Wayne Rooney leaving the field after the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England. Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney says he raised 1.2 million pounds ($1.5 million) for charity from a friendly game against former club Everton last year. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney says he raised 1.2 million pounds ($1.5 million) from a friendly game against former club Everton last year.

That represents the profits, after operational costs, from August’s sellout match at Old Trafford and goes toward the Wayne Rooney Foundation’s target of raising 5 million pounds for children’s charities.

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Rooney said: “I’d like to thank all the fans who came to the testimonial and made it such a special night. They’ve raised a huge amount of money for children who are disadvantaged and it will make a real difference to their lives.”

Rooney is one goal from breaking Manchester United’s scoring record, with the striker currently tied with Bobby Charlton on 249 goals.

Rooney joined United from Everton in 2004.

WATCH: Lewandowski’s juggling stoppage time winner

Bayern's Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the German soccer Bundesliga match between SC Freiburg and FC Bayern Munich in Freiburg, Germany, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (Patrick Seeger/dpa via AP)
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Robert Lewandowski picked up where he left off.

The Polish striker scored twice for Bayern Munich, once in stoppage time, as the Bavarians improved their Bundesliga lead to six points after toppling Freiburg 2-1 on Friday.

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And what a winner it was, Lewandowski taking a Douglas Costa cross with two juggling touches before hitting an offspeed bouncer inside the post.

It was the league’s first match following the winter/holiday break, giving Bayern a cushion before RB Leipzig takes the pitch against Eintracht Frankfurt in a Top Five tilt on Saturday.

Lewandowski moves closer to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the goal scoring chart. His 13th and 14th goals have him two back of Borussia Dortmund’s striker, as Lewandowski pursues a third Golden Boot in four seasons.

Full Weekend Schedule
Freiburg 1-2 Bayern Munich — Friday
Augsburg vs. Hoffenheim — Saturday
Schalke vs. Ingolstadt — Saturday
Darmstadt vs. Borussia Monchengladbach — Saturday
Werder Bremen vs. Borussia Dortmund — Saturday
Wolfsburg vs. Hamburger SV — Saturday
RB Leipzig vs. Eintracht Frankfurt — Saturday
Bayer Leverkusen vs. Hertha Berlin — Sunday
Mainz vs. Koln — Sunday