The San Jose Earthquakes announced on Tuesday that head coach Matias Almeyda’s father, Oscar, has passed away.
The news arrives just as MLS teams return to their home market for preseason preparations ahead of the 2021 campaign. Almeyda, 47, is entering his third season in charge of the Earthquakes.
Messages of support poured out across social media, offering condolences to the Argentine manager during these difficult times. They spanned the world, reflecting Almeyda's previous coaching stops in Argentina (Banfield, River Plate) and Mexico (Chivas).