Benjamin Galindo joined the Earthquakes as an assistant coach following the 2018 season.
Nicknamed El Maestro, Galindo has experienced success as a player and manager over the past four decades. He scored roughly 200 goals in a playing career that featured more than 700 appearances for various clubs in Mexico, including Tampico, Chivas, Santos Laguna, Cruz Azul and Pachuca. He helped his club teams win four Mexican Primera División championships and led Cruz Azul to the 1997 CONCACAF Champions Cup title.
Internationally, he scored 28 goals in 65 games for the Mexican National Team, making two appearances at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. He also competed in Copa America in 1993 and 1995, leading Mexico to the final against Argentina in ‘93.
Upon retiring in 2002, Galindo became an assistant coach for Chivas, later being elevated to head coach in July of 2004. In addition to two separate stints at the helm for Chivas, he also served as head coach for Santos Laguna, Cruz Azul and Atlas, helping Santos Laguna win the Clausura 2012 league title and earning recognition as the tournament’s best manager. Prior to joining San Jose, he most recently served as an assistant coach with Santos Laguna from 2016-17.