Omar Zarif - San Jose Earthquakes - Coach
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FEATURE: Three things to know about Omar Zarif

On Tuesday morning, the San Jose Earthquakes announced the assistants on head coach Matias Almeyda’s staff. Here are three things to know about assistant coach Omar Zarif:

  1. Zarif’s playing career included stints at Sportivo Dock Sud (1998-02), El Porvenir (2002-03), Los Andes (2003-04), Defensa y Justicia (2004-05), Nueva Chicago (2005-07), Huracan (2007-08), Rosario Central (2008-09, 2010-12) and Banfield (2012-15).
     
  2. Zarif played under Almeyda at Banfield, helping the club earn promotion to Argentina’s top league following the 2013-14 season.
     
  3. After retiring midway through the 2015 season, Zarif joined Almeyda’s staff, moving to Chivas with him later that year.

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