SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes fans will have the opportunity to meet head coach Matias Almeyda and members of his technical staff at the Bienvenido Matias event on Jan. 20 at Avaya Stadium, presented by Telemundo 48 Área de la Bahía. Bienvenido Matias will take place from 1-4 p.m. and is free to attend, but fans must have a ticket to enter the stadium. Free tickets are available here.
Bienvenido Matias will feature a Q&A session with Almeyda hosted by Telemundo 48’s Gabriel Sotelo, followed by an autograph session. The event will also feature many more activities for fans, including a performance by San Jose-based Mexican “Popteño” band SuenaTron. Founded by the sons of Los Tigres del Norte bassist Hernan Hernandez, SuenaTron is comprised of brothers Hernan Hernandez Jr. and Giovanni Hernandez, Mateo Gonzalez and Eduardo Montelongo, and combines traditional sounds of regional Mexican music with modern day flair.
Event-goers can also participate in soccer-themed activities at Bienvenido Matias and shop at the Quakes Team Store. Food trucks will be on-site and Avaya Stadium’s concession stands will be open. Fans can also grab a drink at the TCL 4K Bar, the largest outdoor bar in North America. Season Pass Holders will also have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive meet-and-greet with select Quakes players.
The Earthquakes announced Almeyda as the team’s new head coach on Oct. 8, 2018. Almeyda brings with him extensive experience as a player and coach, most recently leading Liga MX’s Chivas de Guadalajara to five major trophies in three years, including the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League.
His technical staff includes Mexican National Team legend Benjamin Galindo and Omar Zarif as assistant coaches, goalkeeper coaches Carlos Roa and Jyri Nieminen, kinesiologist Fabio Alvarez and strength and conditioning coach Guido Bonini.