The San Jose Earthquakes have teamed up with WOW Thai Noodle House in Downtown San Jose (78 S. First St.) to present ‘Ampai Thai Night’. Earthquakes midfielder Anthony Ampaipitakwong, whose father was born in Thailand, will be at the restaurant on Saturday, May 7 from 6-8 p.m.
The San Jose rookie from Akron University will be on hand for a meet-and-greet. He will be available to visit with fans, pose for photos and sign autographs, as well as enjoy some tasty Thai cuisine. The first 100 supporters who show up will also receive a free Singha beer.
This event is a prelude to the first-ever Thai Heritage Night the following week for San Jose’s MLS home game at Buck Shaw Stadium against the Columbus Crew on Saturday, May 14. The match, held in collaboration with the Thai Cultural Center of the Bay Area, will kick off at 7:30 p.m. PT.
Ampaipitakwong has finally gotten his chance to shine in recent matches after not seeing action since the league opener. He added attacking flair as a second-half substitute in the 2-1 loss to Chivas USA on April 23, which earned him his first professional start the following week in Philadelphia. He has also starred in all three of the Reserve Squad games, scoring a goal in the victory over Chivas USA on April 23.