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Telemundo 48 to Air Three 2019 Earthquakes MLS Matches

Matches on July 27, Aug. 3 and Aug. 24 to be broadcast on Spanish-language station

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes today announced the club has partnered with Telemundo 48 Area de la Bahia / KSTS to air three Spanish language television broadcasts for the 2019 season. The MLS regular season matches will air on Telemundo 48 on: July 27 vs. Colorado (7 p.m.), Aug. 3 vs. Columbus (7 p.m.), and Aug. 24 vs. Vancouver (7 p.m.). All three matches will take place at Avaya Stadium, where the Earthquakes have won four consecutive matches by a combined score of 12-2.

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.

“Telemundo 48 is thrilled to extend our partnership with the San Jose Earthquakes into live coverage of these games,” said Stacy Owen, President and General Manager of Telemundo 48. “The excitement that the team is generating this year makes it a highlight of our Summer of Soccer, following the Women’s World Cup and Copa America.”

The broadcasts will be called 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 since 2017, following an award-winning news career in his native Venezuela.

The Earthquakes will also provide Spanish-language audio for all broadcasts via SAP beginning on Wednesday, June 26.

About Telemundo 48
Telemundo 48 / KSTS is Telemundo’s local television station serving the Spanish-speaking community throughout the Bay Area. Owned by NBCUniversal, the station is committed to providing viewers with breaking news and in-depth journalism with their award-winning team of reporters, offering the most up-to-date local news, weather, sports and entertainment headlines through a variety of platforms, including online at TelemundoAreadelaBahia.com and via mobile and social media channels. The station can be seen locally on Comcast channel 18 and 718 and over-the-air on 48.

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