Matches on Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 to be broadcast on Spanish-language station
SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has partnered with Telemundo 48 Area de la Bahia/KSTS to air two Spanish-language television broadcasts during the 2021 season. The regular season matches that will air on Telemundo 48 are Sept. 25 vs. LAFC at PayPal Park (7:00 p.m.), presented by Valley Health Plan, and Oct. 2 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place (7:00 p.m.).
Telemundo 48, the official Spanish-language local television partner of the San Jose Earthquakes, has partnered with the team for more than a decade, providing in-depth coverage of the club including weekly interview segments with head coach Matias Almeyda and Quakes players.
“The San Jose Earthquakes have one the most passionate and loyal fanbases in MLS and we are excited to once again partner with the organization to bring these matches to fans on Telemundo 48,” said Stacy Owen, President and General Manager of Telemundo 48. “We are looking forward to another great season of Quakes coverage, adding to the excitement of soccer on Telemundo 48 as we kick off the road to Qatar 2022.”
The broadcasts will be led by Carlos Cesar Rivera (play-by-play), Ramiro Corrales (analyst) and Telemundo 48 sports anchor Carlos Ramirez (sideline), with English audio also available via SAP.
Rivera is the Spanish radio voice of the Earthquakes, providing play-by-play commentary for home and away matches every year since 2008. He hosts 1370 KZSF’s sports talk show from 5-7 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, which covers MLS and Liga MX, as well as many other sports teams in the Bay Area.
Corrales is a member of the Earthquakes Hall of Fame, ranking second in minutes played (20,188) and games started (228), third in appearances (250), and sixth in assists (32) among all players in club history. He currently serves as the Spanish radio color analyst for Quakes home matches.
Ramirez joined Telemundo 48 Area de la Bahia as a sports anchor in 2019. He previously worked at the Telemundo affiliate in San Diego from 2017-19, following an award-winning news career in his native Venezuela.