Despite Rain, Soccer Fans Cheer on San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium

The rain may have prompted some people to do indoor Easter egg hunts instead of going outside, but it didn't stop soccer fans from coming out to cheer on the San Jose Earthquakes Sunday at Avaya Stadium.

Although Real Salt Lake rained on the Earthquakes' parade by winning 1-0, fans came out and cheered on the home team. And although much of the new Avaya Stadium is exposed to the elements, that didn't stop fans from enjoying the game.

Fans said even though there were a lot of empty blue seats at the game, it has more to do with it being Easter Sunday than concerns about sitting in the rain. Several fans said they barely felt the raindrops, and would have gladly endured much more.

"We got a few drops, but that was it," soccer fan Laurie Silva said. "Nothing to stop the game over. We enjoyed the game and danced, and the water didn't bother us at all."

Curtis Wahlstrom said he welcomed the rain.

"It's actually disappointing for the state of California," he said. "We need a ton of rain, so I'm not going to complain."

In Santa Clara Sunday, motorists had to turn on their windshields and navigate through some mild showers, while others bundled up and dug out their umbrellas while they shopped at the farmers market in Campbell. They ended up just getting a light sprinkle.

A 10-year-old girl said she counted the number of raindrops that landed on her -- it was 23. But she also reminded everyone every drop counts.

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