Ramiro Corrales (back row) spent an afternoon with kids from his hometown.
San Jose Earthquakes

Corrales inspires kids at home

San Jose Earthquakes midfielder and Salinas, Calif. native Ramiro Corrales was back on his home turf on Aug. 29, signing autographs and providing inspiration for local youth teams of Salinas Valley.

Corrales, who starred at Salinas High School before joining the Earthquakes in 1996, was a big hit with all of the teams.

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