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December 13, 2013 Sagi Lev-Ari Selected as NSCAA/Continental Tire First Team All-American The accolades continue to come for Cal State Northridge junior forward Sagi Lev-Ari, who was named an NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I First Team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America on Friday morning. Lev-Ari, who was the nation's leading scorer with 16 goals and 38 points entering the NCAA Tournament, becomes CSUN's first First Team All-American in men's soccer since Willie Sims in 2005.
December 9, 2013 Trio of Matadors Named to All-Far West Region Teams Following a season that ended in the NCAA Tournament Second Round, the Cal State Northridge Matadors landed three players on the NSCAA's All-Far West Region team, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced Monday. Sagi Lev-Ari, Beto Velasquez and Trevor Morley eached picked up a spot on the list for the Matadors.
December 5, 2013 Voting Now Open for MAC Hermann Trophy Fan voting is now open for the 2013 MAC Hermann Trophy, college soccer's highest individual honor, the Missouri Athletic Club announced Thursday. Cal State Northrdige junior forward Sagi Lev-Ari is one of 15 semifinalists vying for the crystal ball this season.
December 3, 2013 Lev-Ari Tabbed as Semifinalist for MAC Hermann Trophy Cal State Northridge junior forward Sagi Lev-Ari has been selected as a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, the Missouri Athletic Club announced Tuesday. Lev-Ari is one of 15 players, and one of five juniors, in the running for collegiate soccer's top individual award after scoring 16 goals and adding six assists for 38 points in his second season at CSUN.
November 27, 2013 Sagi Lev-Ari Named a Finalist for Soccer News Net College Boot After finishing the regular season as the top scorer in Division I soccer, Cal State Northridge junior forward Sagi Lev-Ari was named one of 29 finalists for Soccer News Net's College Boot. The College Boot honors NCAA Division I Soccer's Player of the Year on both the men's and women's sides.
November 24, 2013 No. 20 CSUN Defeated By Stanford in NCAA Second Round In front of a near-capacity crowd on a frigid evening, the No. 20 Cal State Northridge Matadors (15-7-1) were defeated 1-0 by the Stanford Cardinal (10-6-4) in an NCAA Tournament Second Round match on Sunday night at Matador Soccer Field. Matt Taylor scored on a set piece in the 21st minute to send the Cardinal to a Sweet 16 match at second-seeded Washington next week.
November 22, 2013 No. 20 Matadors Battle Stanford for Spot in Sweet Sixteen After earning the 15th overall seed, the No. 20 Cal State Northridge Matadors are in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season and sixth overall. By being seeded, CSUN is in the Second Round of the tournament for the first time since 2005. That 2005 team advanced as far as the Sweet Sixteen, the furthest the Matadors have progressed in the DI postseason. In order to match the mark, Northridge will need to defeat a tough Stanford Cardinal squad that is coming off of a dramatic win in the First Round.
November 11, 2013 Seven Matadors Named to All-Big West Teams After going 13-5-1 overall and 5-4-1 in the Big West the No. 20 Cal State Northridge Matadors placed seven players on the All-Conference Teams, the league office announced Monday afternoon. The Matadors led the league with four First Team selections, tied for the second-most in the school’s Big West history with the 2003 and 2005 squads and one fewer than the all-time mark set in 2002.
November 18, 2013 Matadors Earn #15 National Seed, Bye to Second Round of NCAA Tournament After going 13-5-1 in the regular season and winning a pair of matches to advance to the Big West Conference Tournament Final, the No. 25 Cal State Northridge Matadors earned the 15th overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and a first-round bye, the selection committee announced Monday morning. The Matadors will host the winner of a first round match between Stanford and Loyola Marymount at Matador Soccer Field on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m.
November 17, 2013 No. 25 Matadors Defeated by No. 18 UC Irvine in Big West Final Cameron Iwasa scored a goal in the 66th minute that held up as the game winner as the No. 25 Cal State Northridge Matadors (15-6-1) were defeated 1-0 by the No. 18 UC Irvine Anteaters (14-4-3) in the Big West Tournament Final on Sunday afternoon at Anteater Stadium. The Matadors will now await the NCAA Selection Show on Monday, Nov. 18, to see who they will face in the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team.
November 15, 2013 No. 25 CSUN Topples No. 10 UCSB in Big West Semifinals 3-2 Cal State Northridge junior Sagi Lev-Ari registered a hat trick and the No. 25 Matadors (15-5-1) defeated No. 10 UC Santa Barbara (12-5-3) 3-2 Friday evening in a Big West Conference semifinal contest at Harder Stadium. Lev-Ari, a 2013 All-Big West First Team selection, scored a penalty kick in the 78th minute to tie the match and then delivered the game winner in the 83rd.
November 14, 2013 No. 25 CSUN Visits No. 10 UC Santa Barbara in Big West Semifinal Friday Postseason play continues for No. 25 Cal State Northridge as the Matadors earned a spot in the Big West Conference Tournament Semifinals after knocking off Cal Poly on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The Matadors will next travel north to face No. 10 UC Santa Barbara at Harder Stadium with an appearance in the Final on the line.
November 12, 2013 No. 25 CSUN Knocks Off Cal Poly in Davila's 150th Win Cal State Northridge head coach Terry Davila earned the 150th win of his illustrious career as the Matadors (14-5-1) defeated the Cal Poly Mustangs (10-9-2) 4-1 in a Big West Conference Tournament First Round match on Tuesday night at Matador Soccer Field. Sagi Lev-Ari scored two goals and Brian Behrad added a goal and an assist as the Matadors advance to play the No. 10 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos in the semifinal round on Friday, Nov. 15 at Harder Stadium.
November 11, 2013 No. 20 CSUN Hosts Cal Poly in Big West Tournament Tuesday The No. 20 Cal State Northridge Matadors open up the postsesaon portion of their schedule by hosing a Big West Conference Tournament First Round match against the Cal Poly Mustangs on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.
November 9, 2013 No. 20 CSUN Falls at No. 24 UC Irvine, Will Host Cal Poly in Big West Tournament Tuesday Needing to win by a pair of goals to overtake the top spot in the Big West Conference's South Division, the No. 20 Cal State Northridge Matadors (13-5-1, 5-4-1 Big West) were beaten 2-1 by the No. 24 UC Irvine Anteaters (12-4-3, 7-2-1 Big West) on Saturday night at Anteater Stadium. With the defeat, the Matadors will be the #2 seed out of the South Division and host North #3 Cal Poly on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Matador Soccer Field.
November 6, 2013 No. 20 CSUN Clinches Berth to Big West Tournament, Blanks Fullerton 1-0 Senior midfielder Chris Smith delivered a rocket shot in the 29th minute that held up as the game winner as the No. 20 Cal State Northridge Matadors (13-4-1, 5-3-1 Big West) shut out the Cal State Fullerton Titans (6-10-1, 3-5-1 Big West) on Wednesday night at Titan Stadium. With the win the Matadors, defending conference champions, clinched their second straight bid to the Big West Conference Tournament and third overall.
November 5, 2013 Postseason Berth Up for Grabs as No. 20 CSUN Visits Fullerton, No. 24 Irvine The No. 20 Cal State Northridge Matadors will finish off the regular season with a pair of road matches this week as the team heads south into Orange County. Northridge will first meet Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday night at Titan Stadium before battling No. 24 UC Irvine on the season’s final day this Saturday night at Anteater Stadium.
November 2, 2013 No. 13 Matadors Miss By Inches in 1-0 Loss to UC Riverside On Senior Night at Cal State Northridge, the No. 13 Matadors (12-4-1, 4-3-1 Big West) were topped by the visiting UC Riverside Highlanders (8-6-3, 3-4-1 Big West) 1-0 on Saturday night at Matador Soccer Field. After falling behind by a goal in the first half, the Matadors had numerous chances in the second half that just missed finding the back of the net.
October 30, 2013 No. 13 Matadors to Host UC Riverside on Senior Night Saturday The No. 13 Cal State Northridge Matadors will play their final home regular-season match this week when they host the Highlanders of UC Riverside on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. The last time the two sides met, the Matadors and Highlanders played to a scoreless draw on October 19th at UC Riverside Soccer Stadium.
October 26, 2013 No. 5 CSUN Loses to UC Irvine 1-0 An early goal made all the difference as the No. 5 Cal State Northridge Matadors (12-3-1, 4-2-1 Big West) were defeated 1-0 by the UC Irvine Anteaters (9-4-3, 4-2-1 Big West) on Saturday night at Matador Soccer Field. Irvine's Mitchell Alvarez scored off a rebound in the 10th minute for the night's only goal.
October 23, 2013 Turcios Golden in 2-1 Win over Cal State Fullerton Just over a minute into the first overtime period, Cal State Northridge midfielder David Turcios finished a thrilling bicycle kick to send the Matadors (12-2-1, 4-1-1 Big West) to a 2-1 win over the Cal State Fullerton Titans (6-7-1, 3-2-1 Big West) on Wednesday night at Matador Soccer Field. Beto Velasquez had a goal as well and his cross in overtime was spilled before Turcios put an exclamation point on the evening for CSUN.
October 22, 2013 No. 5 CSUN Returns Home for Battles Against Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine The No. 5 Cal State Northridge Matadors return home for their final home stand of the regular season and host a pair of South Division foes this week. Northridge is coming off of a scoreless draw at UC Riverside last week and is thankful to still have control in the Big West Conference. In order to repeat as division champions, the Matadors will need to dispel their Southern California rivals.
October 19, 2013 Hobbs Top-Class in Scoreless Draw at UC Riverside Goalkeeper Adam Hobbs made five saves, including three in overtime, to lead the No. 6 Cal State Northridge Matadors (11-2-1, 3-1-1 Big West) to a scoreless draw at UC Riverside (6-5-3, 1-3-1) on Saturday night at UC Riverside Soccer Stadium. Hobbs recorded a save with six seconds left in overtime and another 20 seconds from full time to earn a shutout in CSUN's first draw since the 2011 season.
October 18, 2013 Four Matadors Rank in National and Freshmen Top 100 Lists Two members of the Cal State Northridge Men's Soccer team are ranked in the National Top 100 and two others appear in the Freshmen Top 100 rankings at the midway point of the 2013 college soccer season, according to the lists published by TopDrawerSoccer.com on Friday morning. Sagi Lev-Ari (#15 overall) checked in as the top player from the Big West Conference while Pol Schonhofer Bartra (#16 freshman) is the league's top rookie.
October 16, 2013 No. 6 CSUN Travels to Inland Empire for Saturday Contest at UC Riverside The No. 6 Cal State Northridge Matadors look to create some separation at the top of the Big West Conference’s South Division when they head to the Inland Empire to take on the UC Riverside Highlanders on Saturday, Oct. 19. The Matadors have won the last two matches against the Highlanders, including a 2-1 decision last October that clinched the division crown for CSUN.
October 14, 2013 Lev-Ari Picks Up Second Big West Player of the Week Award After netting three goals and taking over the scoring lead in NCAA Division I, Cal State Northridge forward Sagi Lev-Ari was named the Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon. Lev-Ari scored a goal against UC Santa Barbara, two against Cal Poly and added an assist to bring his nation-leading totals to 11 goals and 26 points through 13 matches.
October 13, 2013 No. 4 CSUN Rebounds with 3-1 Win over Cal Poly Behind a pair of goals by Sagi Lev-Ari and two assists by David Turcios, the No. 4 Cal State Northridge Matadors (11-2-0, 3-1-0 Big West) topped the Cal Poly Mustangs (8-6-0, 1-3-0 Big West) 3-1 on Sunday night at Matador Soccer Field. Northridge scored twice in the second half and goalkeeper Adam Hobbs tallied six saves to help the Matadors keep pace at the top of the standings in the Big West South Division.
October 11, 2013 UCSB Sneaks By No. 4 CSUN 2-1 in Overtime With eight seconds remaining in the first overtime period, the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (8-4-0, 3-0-0 Big West) converted on a penalty kick to edge the No. 4 Cal State Northridge Matadors (10-2-0, 2-1-0 Big West) on Friday night at Matador Soccer Field. Sagi Lev-Ari scored his conference-leading ninth goal of the season for Northridge but it would not hold up as two late goals for UCSB proved to be the difference.
October 8, 2013 Preparation is the Key to Success for Brian Behrad “One day at a time.” That’s the mantra for Cal State Northridge men’s soccer forward Brian Behrad. A local product from nearby Woodland Hills, Calif., and Taft High School, Behrad reminds himself to take things on a day-by-day basis in order to be successful in the classroom and on the field.
October 9, 2013 No. 4 Matadors Host Central Coast Foes UCSB, Cal Poly This Weekend The No. 4 Cal State Northridge Matadors return to Matador Soccer Field this weekend for a pair of Big West contests against two of the top teams in the league. The Matadors begin the week with a clash on Friday night against the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos before returning two days later to take on the Cal Poly Mustangs on Sunday evening.
October 7, 2013 Edwin Rivas Named Big West Offensive Player of the Week After scoring a goal in back-to-back matches this weekend, Cal State Northridge junior forward Edwin Rivas was named the Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon. Rivas scored the game-winning goal at Sacramento State and added an insurance tally late at UC Davis to help the Matadors win their first two matches of the Big West season.
October 6, 2013 No. 6 CSUN Blanks UC Davis, Earns Third Consecutive Clean Sheet Cal State Northridge wrapped up its Northern California road trip with its third consecutive shutout as the Matadors (10-1-0, 2-0-0 Big West) defeated the UC Davis Aggies (5-5-1, 1-1-0 Big West) 2-0 on Sunday afternoon at Aggie Soccer Field. The Matadors used a header from Brian Behrad in the first half and a late strike from Edwin Rivas in the second to earn a clean sheet in a rematch of the 2012 Big West Conference Tournament Final.
October 4, 2013 No. 6 CSUN Opens Big West Play with 3-0 Win at Sacramento State In the first step toward repeating as conference champions, the No. 6 Cal State Northridge Matadors (9-1-0, 1-0-0 Big West) opened Big West Conference play with a convincing 3-0 victory over the Sacramento State Hornets (2-4-3, 0-1-0 Big West) on Friday afternoon at Hornet Field. The Matadors put together a comprehensive team effort in the win as seven different players recorded at least one point in the match.
October 2, 2013 No. 6 Matadors Open Big West Slate With Road Trip To State Capital The No. 6 Cal State Northridge Matadors open up the Big West Conference season on the road when they travel to the state capital to face Sacramento State and UC Davis this week. Northridge is coming off of a dramatic 1-0 win on the road against Bradley and the team brings a conference-best 8-1-0 record into the contest with the Hornets.
September 28, 2013 Snedigar's Heroics Guide No. 6 CSUN Past Bradley 1-0 With a header in the 89th minute, junior defender Tanner Snedigar scored his first career goal to lift the No. 6 Cal State Northridge Matadors (8-1-0) to a 1-0 victory against the Bradley Braves (4-3-1) on Saturday night at Shea Stadium. The Matadors picked up their eighth victory over a non-conference opponent this season, setting a new program record at the NCAA Division I level.
September 25, 2013 Sixth-Ranked Matadors Visit Bradley In Lone Match This Week The No. 6 Cal State Northridge Matadors travel to the midwest to take on the Bradley Braves in the team’s final non-conference match of the season. After going 1-1 last week, the Matadors are now ranked sixth in the nation by the NSCAA and will look to rebound after their first loss of the year. Northridge heads to Peoria, Ill. to take on the Braves for the first time in program history and can set a new CSUN record with a win on Saturday night.
September 22, 2013 No. 3 CSUN Unlucky in 4-2 Loss to No. 11 UCLA In front of an overflow crowd at Matador Soccer Field, the No. 3 Cal State Northridge Matadors (7-1-0) were defeated by the No. 11 UCLA Bruins (4-2-1) on Sunday night. Northridge suffered its first loss of the season after matching a program record with a seven-match win streak to open the year.
September 20, 2013 No. 3 CSUN Bests UNLV 2-1, Reaches 7-0-0 For First Time Since 1979 Two first-half goals and stout defense throughout the match led the No. 3 Cal State Northridge Matadors (7-0-0) to a 2-1 victory over the UNLV Rebels (2-4-0) on Friday evening at Matador Soccer Field. With the win, the Matadors are 7-0-0 for the first time since 1979 and are one match away from setting a new mark for the best start in program history.
September 18, 2013 Unbeaten No. 3 CSUN Welcomes UNLV, No. 11 UCLA to San Fernando Valley The Cal State Northridge Matadors return to the San Fernando Valley this week to host a pair of familiar foes in UNLV and No. 11 UCLA. Both matches this weekend are part of a CSUN Soccer Doubleheader with the women’s program at Matador Soccer Field. On Friday, Sept. 20, the men’s team will host UNLV at 5 p.m. followed by the women’s side against Tulsa. On Sunday, Sept. 22, the women’s team squares off against San Diego at 1 p.m. with the men battling UCLA under the lights at 7 p.m.
September 17, 2013 No. 3 Matadors Reaching New Heights The Cal State Northridge Matadors (6-0-0) are more than just off to their best start since President Ronald Reagan was in office. After wins in their first six matches, the Matadors have vaulted back onto the national radar and are currently ranked third by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
September 16, 2013 UPDATE: Big Week Nets Lev-Ari Individual Honors, Including National Player of the Week After scoring three goals and adding his first career assist this weekend, junior Sagi Lev-Ari earned multiple individual honors. In addition to being named the Offensive MVP at the TLC Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Lobo Invitational in New Mexico, Lev-Ari was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week and was chosen as the Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
September 15, 2013 No. 11 CSUN Stuns No. 9 New Mexico 3-2 After scoring a pair of first-half goals, the No. 11 Cal State Northridge Matadors (6-0-0) held on to upset the No. 9 New Mexico Lobos (3-1-1) by a score of 3-2 on Sunday night at the UNM Soccer Complex. The Matadors earned their first-ever victory over the Lobos in Albuquerque en route to claiming the title of the 2013 TLC Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Lobo Invitational.
September 13, 2013 Second-Half Outburst Leads No. 11 CSUN to 4-1 Win Over Central Arkansas A pair of goals by Sagi Lev-Ari helped the No. 11 Cal State Northridge Matadors (5-0-0) extended their best start since 1987 with a 4-1 victory over the University of Central Arkansas Bears (3-2-0) on Friday afternoon in the 2013 TLC Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Lobo Invitational hosted by New Mexico. Due to inclement weather in the Albuquerque area prior to the match, the teams agreed to move the match to Robertson Field, the practice facility of the UNM Lobos.
September 11, 2013 No. 11 CSUN Travels to New Mexico for Matches with Central Arkansas, No. 9 UNM The No. 11 Cal State Northridge Matadors, off to the best start in the program’s Division I history, will play their first matches of the season away from Matador Soccer Field this week. The Matadors will take part in the 2013 TLC Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Lobo Invitational hosted by the University of New Mexico at UNM Soccer Complex.
September 9, 2013 Behrad Named Big West Player of the Week, Selected to CSN's National Team of the Week After scoring three goals in a pair of victories this weekend, Cal State Northridge senior forward Brian Behrad was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week. Behrad scored the game-winning goal against San Diego on Friday and headed home a pair of goals to lead the Matadors to an overtime win over Saint Mary's on Sunday afternoon.
September 8, 2013 Behrad's Goals Help #25 CSUN Make History With Win Over Saint Mary's Senior forward Brian Behrad scored two goals, including the game winner with six seconds remaining in overtime, to lead the No. 25 Cal State Northridge Matadors (4-0-0) to a 2-1 win over the Saint Mary's Gaels (2-1-0) on Sunday afternoon at Matador Soccer Field. With the victory, the Matadors are now 4-0 for the first time since 1987 and the first time ever in the program's Division I history.
September 6, 2013 #25 Matadors Top Visiting Toreros 2-1 After being defeated by the University of San Diego in the NCAA Tournament last season, the 25th-ranked Cal State Northridge Matadors (3-0-0) exacted revenge with a 2-1 victory over the Toreros (0-2-0) on Friday night at Matador Soccer Field. CSUN used two first-half goals to remain perfect through three matches for the first time since 2005.
September 4, 2013 #25 CSUN Set for Rematch Against Toreros, Matinee Vs. Gaels This Week After coming off of two victories in the Ryan Rossi Memorial Tournament last weekend, the No. 25 Cal State Northridge Matadors are poised to continue their hot start against a pair of West Coast Conference opponents at Matador Soccer Field.
September 3, 2013 Matadors Jump Into Top 25, Lev-Ari Named to National Teams of the Week After opening the 2013 season with decisive victories over Albany and Memphis, the Cal State Northridge Matadors are now ranked in the Top 25 by both Soccer America (22) and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (25). In addition, Sagi Lev-Ari's hat trick against the Tigers on Sunday landed the junior on the National Team of the Week by College Soccer News and TopDrawerSoccer.com.
September 1, 2013 Lev-Ari Nets Three, CSUN Earns Ryan Rossi Memorial Tournament Title Junior forward Sagi Lev-Ari scored the first Cal State Northridge hat trick in nearly eight years as the Matadors (2-0) knocked off the Memphis Tigers (1-1) by a score of 4-1 to claim the championship of the 2013 Ryan Rossi Memorial Tournament. Lev-Ari netted three consecutive goals in the second half, becoming the first Matador since Willie Sims in 2005 to accomplish the feat.
August 30, 2013 Second-Half Surge Sends Matadors Past Albany Although the first 45 minutes did not result in a goal, the Cal State Northridge Matadors (1-0) scored three times in the second half to surge past the University at Albany Great Danes (0-1) by a final score of 3-0 on Friday night at Matador Soccer Field. Pol Schonhofer Bartra, Brian Behrad and Chris Smith all found the back of the net as the host Matadors opened the 2013 Ryan Rossi Memorial Tournament with a win.
August 28, 2013 Matadors Host Albany, Memphis at Ryan Rossi Memorial Tournament This Weekend With the start of the 2013 soccer season fast approaching, the Cal State Northridge Matadors are preparing to host their biennial tournament at Matador Soccer Field. Previously known as the CSUN Labor Day Classic, the event has been renamed the Ryan Rossi Memorial Tournament. Rossi competed for the Matadors from 2002-06 and his 74 career appearances rank 12th all-time in the CSUN record book.
August 27, 2013 Community Spotlight: Men's Soccer Helps Kick Off Local AYSO Season Last weekend, members of the Cal State Northridge men's soccer team helped open the 2013 AYSO Region 795 Fall season by participating in the league's opening ceremonies. Head coach Terry Davila, along with a number of players, showed up in support of the league by interacting with teams of all ages.
August 24, 2013 Matadors Claim 2-0 Exhibition Win at LMU In the first night competition played at Sullivan Field, the Cal State Northridge Matadors came away with a 2-0 victory against the Loyola Marymount Lions on Saturday night in Los Angeles. Pol Schonhofer Bartra scored a goal in the first half and Steven Manios added one in a scheduled overtime period to lead CSUN to victory.
August 22, 2013 Matadors Picked to Repeat as South Division Champs The Cal State Northridge men’s soccer program was picked to defend its Big West Conference South Division title this season in a preseason poll of the league’s head coaches, the conference office announced Thursday. In addition, Edwin Rivas, Sagi Lev-Ari and Carlos Benavides were selected to the 2013 Big West Men’s Soccer Preseason All-Conference Team.
August 19, 2013 Matadors Garner Preseason Media Attention Six members of the Cal State Northridge men's soccer program were selected to the preseason All-Big West Teams by College Sports Madness, while the Matadors as a team were mentioned in numerous media polls ahead of the 2013 season. The Matadors, who were ranked as high as 14th by Soccer America a year ago, open the campaign with an exhibition on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Loyola Marymount at 7 p.m.
August 8, 2013 Soccer Coaches Speak at Annual AYSO Soccer Coaching Academy Last week head men’s and women’s soccer coaches, Terry Davila and Keith West, were invited by the San Fernando American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) to be guest speakers at their Annual Soccer Coaching Academy held at Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, Calif. Over 50 coaches attended the Coaches Academy with the goal to improve their coaching technique for soccer skills and develop a healthy, positive attitude, teamwork, and good sportsmanship.
June 4, 2013 Zach Feldman Named Men's Soccer Assistant Coach After serving for four seasons as a volunteer assistant, Zach Feldman was named as an assistant coach for men's soccer at Cal State Northridge, CSUN head coach Terry Davila announced Tuesday. Feldman will assist in all aspects of the program, including practice sessions, scouting and game preparation.
May 31, 2013 Defending Big West Champions Announce 2013 Schedule The Cal State Northridge men’s soccer team, winners of the 2012 Big West Conference Championship, will play another tough schedule in 2013. Northridge will square off against three teams that competed in the NCAA Tournament last year, two of which will be at Matador Field, and will also compete in a pair of early-season invitationals.
May 8, 2013 Men's Soccer Identification Camp Scheduled for June 2, 2013 The Cal State Northridge men's soccer program will host its annual summer identification camp on Sunday, June 2, 2013, the coaching staff announced Wednesday. The team, which won the 2012 Big West Conference regular season and tournament titles, is hosting the camp in hopes of reaching out to players interested in taking their game to the next level.
March 18, 2013 Former CSUN Soccer Player Signs Contract with Tampa Bay Former Cal State Northridge soccer standout Devin Del Do recently signed a two-year contract to play professionally with the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the North American Soccer League, the club announced last week. Del Do competed for the Matadors from 2005-09 and was named an All-Big West Conference Honorable Mention following the 2006 season.
January 22, 2013 Joe Franco Drafted By Chivas USA in MLS Supplemental Draft Another storied Cal State Northridge career will continue at the MLS level as Matador defender Joe Franco was selected by Chivas USA in Tuesday's Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft. Franco is the 10th Matador selected by an MLS club in league history and is the first taken by Chivas USA.
January 22, 2013 Yuval Barak Named to College Sports Madness All-American Team The Cal State Northridge men's soccer team has earned yet another individual award at the end of one of the most successful seasons in school history as senior defender Yuval Barak was named to the All-American Fourth Team by College Sports Madness. Barak adds the award to his Scholar All-West Region honor earned from the NSCAA at season's end.
January 7, 2013 Joe Franco Named to Soccer America MVPs Second Team Ahead of this weekend's adidas MLS Player Combine in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Cal State Northridge men's soccer defender Joe Franco was named to the MVPs Second Team, Soccer America announced Monday. The honor comes just four days before the start of the Combine, which showcases senior soccer stars from around the country in anticipation of the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.
January 14, 2013 Associate Head Coach Yossi Raz Named One of Nation’s Top Assistants From the moment he set foot on campus as a student-athlete in 2001, Cal State Northridge men’s soccer associate head coach Yossi Raz has helped build the program into a consistent contender on the national stage. After helping the team and head coach Terry Davila turn in one of the most successful campaigns in the school’s Division I history, Raz was named as one of the Top 15 assistant coaches in the country by College Soccer News.
February 12, 2013 Associate Head Coach Yossi Raz Takes Top Job at Cal Poly Pomona After putting together one of the most storied playing and coaching careers at Cal State Northridge over the last 12 seasons, men’s soccer associate head coach Yossi Raz has accepted the head coaching role at Cal Poly Pomona. Raz, in his eighth season as an assistant to head coach Terry Davila, helped the Matadors compile a 15-7 record and the program’s first Big West Conference Tournament Championship in 2012.
January 31, 2013 Men's Soccer Tryouts Slated for February 22, 2013 The Cal State Northridge men's soccer program looks to add depth and talent to its roster and will hold open tryouts on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 on campus.
December 17, 2012 Yuval Barak Named to NSCAA Scholar All-West Region Team Yet another Cal State Northridge soccer player earned postseason recognition this season, as senior defender Yuval Barak was named to the Scholar All-West Region Team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, the NSCAA recently announced. Barak, who joined teammate Joe Franco on the Scholar All-West Team, finished his career with a 3.77 GPA as a Kinesiology major to earn the honor.
December 14, 2012 Joe Franco Adds Scholar All-America Honor to Resume After a remarkable career in which he started every match he competed in, Cal State Northridge senior defender Joe Franco continues to add to his collection of postseason awards. On Friday Franco was named to the 2012 Men's Scholar All-America Second Team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, the NSCAA announced.
December 11, 2012 Joe Franco Invited to 2013 adidas MLS Player Combine Defender Joe Franco is one of 54 NCAA Division I college seniors invited to participate in the 2013 adidas MLS Player Combine, Major League Soccer announced Tuesday. The combine, which runs from January 11-15 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is a chance for players to impress representatives from the 19 MLS clubs ahead of the 2013 SuperDraft scheduled for January 17 in Indianapolis, Ind.
December 10, 2012 Three Matadors Named to NSCAA All-Far West Region Teams With the 2012 NCAA Division I men's soccer season now at a close, three Cal State Northridge Matadors were named to the Continental Tires All-Far West Region Teams by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, the NSCAA announced Sunday night. Goalkeeper Michael Abalos was named to the First Team while defender Joe Franco and forward Sagi Lev-Ari picked up Second Team honors.
December 7, 2012 Matador Soccer Legend Armando Valdivia Passes Away It is with great sadness that the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer program announces the passing of Armando Valdivia. Valdivia, who competed for the Matadors from 1990-93, passed away last week.
December 5, 2012 Terry Davila Named NSCAA Division I Far West Region Coach of the Year After a 15-7 season in which the Cal State Northridge Matadors matched the program’s Division I record for wins, won the Big West Conference and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005, head coach Terry Davila was named the NSCAA Division I Far West Region Coach of the Year on Tuesday night. Davila, in his 14th year with the Matadors, joins former CSUN head coach Marwan Ass’ad as a regional coach of the year and is the only Northridge coach to win the honor at the Division I level.
November 26, 2012 Former Matador Goalkeeper Making Waves in PASL Former Cal State Northridge men’s soccer goalkeeper Manabu Kaji is the latest alumni to make a mark in his professional soccer career, helping the Anaheim Bolts of the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL) to a pair of early season wins. Kaji, who competed for the Matadors in 2010 and 2011, earned his spot on the Bolts’ first team after two impressive performances to start the 2012 campaign.
November 15, 2012 No. 25 CSUN Drops 2-1 Heartbreaker to San Diego in NCAA Tournament First Round On a rain-soaked pitch in the NCAA Tournament First Round, the No. 25 Cal State Northridge Matadors (15-7) lost a double-overtime heartbreaker 2-1 to the San Diego Toreros (12-8) on Thursday night at Matador Soccer Field. After scoring the match's first goal, Northridge conceded the equalizer in the 89th minute and the winner in double overtime to see its majestic season come to a close.
November 14, 2012 No. 25 Northridge Hosts San Diego in NCAA Tournament First Round The No. 25 Cal State Northridge Matadors (15-6) return home to open up NCAA Tournament play after winning the 2012 Big West Conference Tournament last week. The Matadors shutout the Cal Poly Mustangs in the semifinal round before winning the final match 1-0 at UC Davis on November 10. CSUN’s first opponent in the NCAA Tournament will be the University of San Diego. The Toreros (11-8) were winners of the West Coast Conference and earned an automatic bid to the postseason. The Matadors and Toreros will play on Thursday night at 7 p.m. at Matador Soccer Field. The winner of Thursday’s match will travel to UCLA to face the Bruins on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. The last time the Matadors appeared in the NCAA Tournament was in 2005 when the team defeated UC Santa Barbara in the second round in Northridge before falling 1-0 in overtime at New Mexico. CSUN is 1-3-1 all-time in the national tournament.
November 12, 2012 Matadors to Host San Diego in First Round of NCAA Tournament The Cal State Northridge Matadors, winners of the Big West Conference, will host the University of San Diego Toreros, the champions of the West Coast Conference, in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament. The Matadors (15-6) are competing in their first NCAA Tournament since 2005 after beating UC Davis in the Big West Tournament Final on Saturday, Nov. 10.
November 14, 2012 Lev-Ari Named Disney Soccer/NSCAA Player of the Week After scoring a pair of game-winning goals and being named the Big West Conference Tournament's Most Valuable Player, sophomore forward Sagi Lev-Ari was named to multiple National Teams of the Week this week. Lev-Ari, who helped the Matadors win their first ever Big West Tournament, won the recognition from College Soccer News and TopDrawerSoccer.com, the outlets announced Monday.
November 10, 2012 Matadors Win Big West Title with 1-0 Shutout at UC Davis Behind a first-half goal by Sagi Lev-Ari and a flawless defense for the entire match, the Cal State Northridge Matadors (15-6, 7-3 Big West) won their first Big West Conference Tournament Championship, knocking off the host UC Davis Aggies 1-0 on Saturday afternoon at Aggie Soccer Field. The Matadors punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament with the win, earning their first berth since 2005.
November 9, 2012 Northridge Seeks Big West Crown at UC Davis in Tournament Final The Cal State Northridge Matadors (14-6, 7-3 Big West) hit the road for the most important match of the season this Saturday. Northridge, winners of the Big West South Division, will take on UC Davis (10-6-4, 7-3 Big West), the North Division Champions, for the Big West Tournament Title. Neither side has won the Big West Tournament and Northridge has not been crowned as Big West Champions since 2005, four years before a postseason tournament was adopted. One team will punch its ticket to the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Aggie Soccer Field in Davis, Calif.
November 7, 2012 Matadors Defeat Cal Poly 2-0, Advance to First Big West Tournament Final Sagi Lev-Ari scored his 13th goal and Carlos Gonzalez added the first of his career to lead the Cal State Northridge Matadors (14-6-0, 7-3-0 Big West) to a 2-0 victory over the Cal Poly Mustangs (11-7-1, 6-3-1 Big West) in a Big West Tournament Semifinal on Wednesday night at Matador Soccer Field. Sophomore Carlos Benavides recorded two assists to lift CSUN to its first Big West Tournament Final, set for Saturday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. at UC Davis.
November 6, 2012 Northridge Hosts Cal Poly in Big West Tournament Semifinal The Cal State Northridge Matadors (13-6, 7-3 Big West) will host the Cal Poly Mustangs on Wednesday night at Matador Soccer Field. Northridge is competing in the Big West Conference Tournament for just the second time and the first postseason action of any kind since 2009. That season, the Matadors dropped a 1-0 heartbreaker in the Semifinal round at UC Santa Barbara. The tide has turned this year for the Matadors, however, as the program won the Big West Conference South Division with a 7-3 record and a mark of 13-6 overall. Northridge will host a Big West Semifinal for the first time and enter the tournament looking for the team’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2005.
November 5, 2012 Nine Matadors Highlight List of All-Big West Honorees Eight Cal State Northridge men's soccer players received All-Big West honors and head coach Terry Davila was named the Big West Conference Coach of the Year, the conference office announced Monday afternoon. In addition, Joe Franco was named the Defensive Player of the Year and Michael Abalos was voted as the Goalkeeper of the Year in a poll of the league's head coaches.
November 3, 2012 Matadors Fall to UC Irvine 1-0 on Senior Night A goal in the 67th minute of play highlighted the action on the pitch as the Cal State Northridge Matadors (13-6, 7-3 Big West) fell 1-0 to the UC Irvine Anteaters (5-14-1, 2-8-0 Big West) on Saturday night at Matador Soccer Field. Although it was not the final home match for the CSUN senior class, six individuals were honored for their contributions to the program before the match.
October 31, 2012 Matadors Shut Out Cal State Fullerton 1-0 Beto Velasquez scored the game's only goal in the 36th minute and Michael Abalos recorded his sixth shutout of the year as the Cal State Northridge Matadors (13-5-0, 7-2-0 Big West) held on for a 1-0 win over the Cal State Fullerton Titans (7-11-1, 3-5-1 Big West) on Wednesday night at Matador Soccer Field.
October 30, 2012 CSUN Closes Out Regular Season Vs. Cal State Fullerton, UC Irvine The Cal State Northridge Matadors (12-5, 6-2 Big West) will wrap up the regular season with a pair of home matches this week as the Cal State Fullerton Titans and the UC Irvine Anteaters visit the San Fernando Valley. With the Big West South Division already wrapped up, the Matadors look to get into a position to make a run through next week’s Big West Tournament. Northridge will host the Titans on Wednesday night before entertaining the Anteaters on Saturday night. The match against UC Irvine is also Senior Night at Matador Soccer Field, with the Matadors honoring six senior members in their final regular-season home match. Both matches this week begin at 7 p.m.
October 29, 2012 Edwin Rivas Named to College Soccer News National Team of the Week After scoring a pair of goals at UC Riverside in a 2-1 win on October 27, sophomore forward Edwin Rivas was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week. Rivas helped the Cal State Northridge men's soccer program clinch the Big West Conference's South Division by turning in the first two-goal performance of his career.
October 29, 2012 Former Men's Soccer Standout Named Head Coach of L.A. Blues Former Cal State Northridge men’s soccer player Juan Florez has been named as the head coach of the Los Angeles Blues of the United Soccer League (USL Pro). Florez, who competed for the Matadors during the 1987 season, was also an assistant coach at CSUN before joining the professional ranks.
October 27, 2012 Matadors Clinch Big West South Division with 2-1 Win at UC Riverside Behind two goals from sophomore forward Edwin Rivas, the Cal State Northridge Matadors (12-5, 6-2 Big West) emerged with a 2-1 win over the UC Riverside Highlanders (9-7, 2-6 Big West) on Saturday night at UC Riverside Soccer Stadium. The victory clinched the Big West Conference South Division for the Matadors and guarantees a home match in the Big West Tournament Semifinals on November 7.
October 24, 2012 Matadors Look To Clinch Big West South Division at UC Riverside The final road match of the regular season is ahead for the Cal State Northridge Matadors as the team travels to UC Riverside this week. The Matadors and HIghlanders will play a rematch this Saturday night of a match that CSUN won in double overtime at Matador Soccer Field on October 13.
October 20, 2012 No. 20 CSUN Clinches Playoff Berth, Tops UC Irvine 2-1 Armando Gutierrez scored his first goal of the season and second of his career to lead the Cal State Northridge Matadors (11-5-0, 5-2-0 Big West) to a 2-1 win over the UC Irvine Anteaters (4-11-1, 1-6-0) on Saturday night at Anteater Stadium. With the victory, the Matadors extended their lead in the Big West Conference South Division and clinched a berth in the Big West Tournament for the first time since 2009.
October 17, 2012 No. 20 CSUN Stunned in 5-4 Loss at Cal State Fullerton After holding a 4-1 lead early in the second half, the No. 20 Cal State Northridge Matadors (10-5-0, 4-2-0 Big West) were stunned in a 5-4 loss to the Cal State Fullerton Titans (5-10-1, 1-4-1 Big West) on Wednesday night at Titan Stadium. The Titans scored four goals within 17 minutes to hand the Matadors their second loss in the last 10 matches.
October 16, 2012 Nationally-Ranked Matadors Eye Postseason, Face Cal State Fullerton and UC Irvine This Week The 20th-ranked Cal State Northridge men’s soccer team hits the road for two important Big West Conference matches this week. The Matadors, who are ranked in the NSCAA/Continental Tires Poll for the first time since 2009, travel to face Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday and UC Irvine on Saturday.
October 15, 2012 Yuval Barak Earns Big West Player of the Week Honors After recording two assists in Cal State Northridge's 2-1 double-overtime win against UC Riverside on Saturday night, defender Yuval Barak was named the Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Barak is the second consecutive Matador to win the award and was also named the Madness Big West Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.
October 13, 2012 Anguiano Golden as Matadors Defeat UC Riverside 2-1 Rene Anguiano scored his first goal of the season in the 104th minute to propel the Cal State Northridge Matadors (10-4-0, 4-1-0 Big West) to a 2-1 double-overtime win against the UC Riverside Highlanders (8-5-0, 1-4-0 Big West) on Saturday night at Matador Soccer Field. Defender Yuval Barak tallied two assists on the night to help Northridge to its first home overtime win in nearly three seasons.
October 10, 2012 Matadors Host UC Riverside in Lone Big West Contest this Week The Cal State Northridge Matadors return home to Matador Soccer Field this week for one match against UC Riverside. The Matadors and Highlanders will square off on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. Saturday is also Breast Cancer Awareness Night and all fans wearing pink will receive admission for $3. The match against the Highlanders will be the first for Northridge against a member of the Big West South Division, as the Matadors will face division opponents in each of their remaining six matches.
October 8, 2012 Michael Abalos Named Big West Defensive Player of the Week After recording shutouts in two road matches at Cal Poly and then-No. 4 UC Santa Barbara, Cal State Northridge senior goalkeeper Michael Abalos was named the Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Abalos made seven saves to help Northridge to its first Central Coast sweep since 1998.
October 7, 2012 Matadors Hand No. 4 UC Santa Barbara First Loss of 2012 Beto Velasquez scored the game-winning goal in the 31st minute and goalkeeper Michael Abalos made four saves in net to help the Cal State Northridge Matadors (9-4-0, 3-1-0 Big West) to a 1-0 win against the No. 4 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (8-1-3, 2-1-1 Big West) on Sunday evening at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium. The victory was the first for Northridge at Santa Barbara since the 1999 season.
October 5, 2012 First-Minute Goal Helps Matadors Top Cal Poly 1-0 Sagi Lev-Ari scored a goal 21 seconds into the match to lead the Cal State Northridge Matadors (8-4-0, 2-1-0 Big West) to a 1-0 win over the Cal Poly Mustangs (6-5-0, 1-2-0 Big West) on Friday night at Alex G. Spanos Stadium. The goal was Lev-Ari's Big West Conference-leading 10th of the year and makes him the first Matador to score 10 or more in a season since Willie Sims (16) in 2004.
October 3, 2012 Matadors Travel to Cal Poly, No. 4 UC Santa Barbara in Big West Play The Cal State Northridge Matadors will complete their matches against the Big West North Division this week when the team travels to the Central Coast for a pair of matches. Northridge will take on the Cal Poly Mustangs at Spanos Stadium on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. before heading to No. 4 UC Santa Barbara to face the Gauchos on Sunday afternoon. The Matadors are currently tied for the lead in the South Division with three points after the first week of conference matches and look to improve their record against two tough opponents.
September 30, 2012 Matadors Fall to Sacramento State 1-0 in Double Overtime After 102 scoreless minutes, the Sacramento State Hornets (5-4-1, 2-0-0 Big West) were able to break through for the game-winning goal to defeat the Cal State Northridge Matadors (7-4-0, 1-1-0 Big West) on Sunday afternoon at Matador Soccer Field. After quality chances for both sides in regulation and overtime, Chris Sandoval scored the match's only goal in the 103rd minute for the Hornets.
September 28, 2012 Matadors Continue to Roll, Top UC Davis 2-0 David Turcios scored his first career goal and Edwin Rivas added his sixth of the season to lead the Cal State Northridge Matadors (7-3-0, 1-0-0 Big West) to a 2-0 win over the UC Davis Aggies (2-4-4, 0-1-0 Big West) on Friday night at Matador Soccer Field. The victory was the fifth in a row for Northridge and the team's third straight shutout.
September 26, 2012 Matadors Kick Off Big West Play Against UC Davis, Sacramento State The Cal State Northridge Matadors look to continue their success of late as they open up Big West Conference play this weekend at Matador Soccer Field. The Matadors host the UC Davis Aggies to get things started on Friday night at 7 p.m. before welcoming Big West newcomer Sacramento State on Sunday at 1 p.m. Northridge is 20-7-4 all-time in conference openers and brings a four-match winning streak into this weekend.
September 24, 2012 Lev-Ari Earns Pair of Honors after Three-Goal Week After scoring three goals and leading the Matadors to a pair of wins Cal State Northridge forward Sagi Lev-Ari was named the Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Lev-Ari scored the first two goals in CSUN's 5-0 win at San Diego before tallying one in a 2-0 win over Air Force to take home the honor.
September 22, 2012 Matadors Blank Air Force 2-0, Extend Win Streak to Four Matches The Cal State Northridge Matadors (6-3-0) continued their impressive run of form, shutting out the Air Force Falcons (3-5-1) 2-0 on Saturday night at Matador Soccer Field. The Matadors earned their second clean sheet of the week and third in the last four matches as the team has now won four in a row for the first time since 2009.
September 20, 2012 Offense Explodes in 5-0 Win at San Diego For the second time in seven days the Cal State Northridge offense erupted as the Matadors (5-3) defeated the University of San Diego Toreros (2-4) 5-0 on Thursday night at Torero Stadium. Forwards Sagi Lev-Ari and Beto Velasquez scored two goals each and Edwin Rivas added one of his own as the Matadors won their third match in a row.
September 18, 2012 Matadors Face San Diego, Host Air Force In Final Non-Conference Action Looking to continue the momentum created after a pair of wins at home last week, the Cal State Northridge Matadors split their matches between home and the road this week. On Thursday, Sept. 20, Northridge will travel South to face the University of San Diego Toreros at 7 p.m. Following the match at USD, Northridge will return home for its final non-conference match of the season. On Saturday, Sept. 22 the Air Force Falcons come to Matador Soccer Field for a 7 p.m. match under the lights.
September 16, 2012 Matadors Hold Off Temple for 2-1 Victory A late goal for Temple University was not enough to complete a comeback effort as the Cal State Northridge Matadors (4-3-0) outlasted the Owls 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at Matador Soccer Field. Northridge saw goals scored by Beto Velasquez and Edwin Rivas before Jared Martinelli scored in the 89th minute to draw close.
September 14, 2012 Matadors Surge to 5-0 Victory Over Army Behind two goals from sophomore forward Sagi Lev-Ari, the Cal State Northridge Matadors (3-3-0) defeated the visiting Army Black Knights (2-4-0) 5-0 on Friday night at Matador Soccer Field. With five goals in the match, the Matadors put up their best offensive display in over five years and ended a three-match losing streak.
September 12, 2012 Matadors Square Off Against Army, Temple in Home Matches This Week After a five-match road trip to open up the regular season, the Cal State Northridge Matadors finally return to the San Fernando Valley for the team’s home opener this week. Northridge will go up against a pair of programs for the first time in school history as the Matadors battle the Army Black Knights on Friday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. and the Temple Owls on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. at Matador Soccer Field. The Matadors enter the week at 2-3-0 overall and look to get back into the win column with two home matches on the slate.
September 8, 2012 Men's Soccer Alumni Return for Friendly at Matador Soccer Field The Cal State Northridge men's soccer program welcomed back its alumni for an annual exhibition on Saturday night at Matador Soccer Field. Nearly 30 former players returned to campus to mingle with the coaching staff and current Matador squad before facing off in an alumni-only scrimmage in front of friends, family and fans.
September 7, 2012 CSUN Falls to UNLV 3-1 in Final Match of Road Trip Two timely second-half goals spelled the difference in the match as the Cal State Northridge Matadors (2-3-0) were defeated 3-1 by the UNLV Rebels (1-3-1) on Friday afternoon at Johann Memorial Field. Sagi Lev-Ari scored his fourth goal for the Matadors but goals in the 48th and 86th minutes clinched the match for UNLV.
September 5, 2012 Cal State Northridge Travels to UNLV in Lone Competition This Week After the first two weeks of the season, the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer team has still not played a competitive match in the San Fernando Valley. Northridge opened the campaign with a pair of matches at the Wilson Titan Classic in Fullerton, Calif. before traveling to the East Coast for contests at Georgetown and Loyola University Maryland. This week, the Matadors travel to Las Vegas to take on the Rebels of UNLV at Johann Field for the first time since 2007. The match will bring to a close the season-high five game road trip before the Matadors host their first game at Matador Soccer Field in 2012.
September 2, 2012 Matadors Fall 2-1 at Loyola University Maryland Set pieces contributed to each goal on the day but in the end the Cal State Northridge Matadors fell 2-1 to the Loyola University Maryland Greyhounds on Sunday afternoon at the Ridley Athletic Complex. With the defeat the Matadors move to 2-2-0 while the Greyhounds improve to 1-1-1.
August 31, 2012 CSUN Suffers 1-0 Defeat at No. 21 Georgetown On a hot and humid day in our nation's capital the Cal State Northridge Matadors (2-1) were unable to upset the No. 21 Georgetown Hoyas (3-0), falling 1-0 at North Kehoe Field on Friday afternoon. Brandon Allen scored the lone goal of the match in the 26th minute to propel the Hoyas to victory.
August 28, 2012 Matadors Head East for Clashes with No. 21 Georgetown, Loyola University Maryland After going 2-0 last week to win the 2012 Wilson Titan Classic, the Cal State Northridge Matadors will travel to the East Coast for matches against No. 21 Georgetown and Loyola University Maryland. The Matadors will look to continue their winning ways against the Hoyas on Friday, August 31, as they try to go unbeaten in their first three matches for the first time since the 2005 season. Two days later, Northridge will travel to Baltimore, Md. for a match at Loyola. The Matadors and Greyhounds have not met on the pitch before. Both matches will feature live stats and video coverage.
August 27, 2012 Edwin Rivas Named Big West Offensive Player of the Week After scoring two goals and adding an assist in the first week of action Cal State Northridge sophomore forward Edwin Rivas was named as the Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Rivas scored a goal in both of CSUN's wins and had the game-winning assist in the season opener to win the honor.
August 26, 2012 Matadors Win Wilson Titan Classic with 2-1 Victory Over American After allowing a goal less than two minutes into the second half, the Cal State Northridge Matadors (2-0) scored twice in the next seven minutes to defeat the American University Eagles (1-1) 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at Titan Stadium. The Matadors finished play undefeated at the Wilson Titan Classic to claim the tournament championship.
August 24, 2012 Matadors Cruise to 4-0 Victory Over Portland in Season Opener Sophomore forward Sagi Lev-Ari made a statement in his Cal State Northridge debut, scoring two goals to lead the Matadors (1-0) to a 4-0 win over the Portland Pilots (0-1) on Friday afternoon on the first day of the Wilson Titan Classic hosted by Cal State Fullerton. Sophomore Edwin Rivas scored a goal and added an assist and senior defender Joe Franco tallied a score of his own as the Matadors put up their best offensive performance since 2010.
August 21, 2012 Matadors Open 2012 at Fullerton Tournament vs. Portland, American Led by senior goalkeeper Michael Abalos and senior defender Joe Franco, the Cal State Northridge Matadors open up the 2012 season poised to improve on an 8-8-3 record and return to the postseason in a new-look Big West Conference.
August 18, 2012 Five Matadors Named to Preseason All-Big West Teams By College Sports Madness The Cal State Northridge men's soccer program continues to collect preseason accolades as five players were recently selected to College Sports Madness Preseason All-Big West Teams. In addition to sophomore forward Edwin Rivas and goalkeeper Michael Abalos, who were voted to the inaugural Preseason All-Big West Team by the league's head coaches, defender Yuval Barak and midfielders Yarden Azulay and Chris Smith earned a spot on one of the teams.
August 9, 2012 Matadors Tabbed Third, Rivas and Abalos Earn Preseason Recognition Looking to build on a successful 2011 campaign, the Cal State Northridge Matadors men’s soccer team is predicted to finish third in the Big West Conference this season, the league office announced Thursday. In addition, senior goalkeeper Michael Abalos and sophomore forward Edwin Rivas were named to the inaugural Preseason All-Conference Team in the preseason poll of conference coaches.
July 31, 2012 Men's Soccer to Host Boy's Identification Camp August 4-5 The Cal State Northridge Men’s Soccer program will be hosting its annual Identification Camp this Saturday and Sunday at Matador Soccer Field, the coaching staff announced Monday. The camp will be open to all boys ages 15-19 and will give players the chance to learn about the campus and train with an NCAA Division I program.
July 9, 2012 Trio of Former Matadors Making Mark on MLS Fans of Major League Soccer and the Cal State Northridge Matadors will find some familiar faces in MLS matches this year as Northridge has three former players competing at the highest level of professional soccer in the United States.
June 25, 2012 Northridge Men's Soccer Releases 2012 Schedule An aggressive non-conference slate that includes six matches away from Matador Field highlights the 2012 Cal State Northridge Men's Soccer schedule, head coach Terry Davila announced Monday. The Matadors will play 19 matches this fall, including eight at home, as the team looks to improve on its record of 8-8-3 from last season.
June 19, 2012 Forward Zachary DeVille Representing Guam in International Competition Zachary DeVille, a sophomore forward on the Cal State Northridge Men’s Soccer team, is spending his summer with Team Guam in a series of international matches in the Philippines. The Matao, as the national team is referred to, are preparing for the East Asian Football Championships to be held on Guam in July.
May 23, 2012 Azulay, Rivas Named to Top 100 Freshmen to Watch List A pair of Cal State Northridge men’s soccer standouts were recognized for their achievements during their freshmen season by TopDrawerSoccer.com in the site’s Postseason College Soccer Freshmen Top 100 Players to Watch List. Yarden Azulay and Edwin Rivas captured the 52nd and 68th spots on the final list for the 2011 season.
April 20, 2012 Matadors Face PDL Sides, Host Cal State Challenge to End Spring Season The Cal State Northridge Matadors men’s soccer program will host four matches to close out the 2012 spring season, head coach Terry Davila announced Friday. The Matadors will compete against two teams from the Premier Development League (PDL) on Sunday, Apr. 22 and a pair of California State University teams on Saturday, Apr. 28.
March 8, 2012 Garcia Signs with LA Galaxy, Rivas Named Freshman of the Year A productive fall and winter for the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer program has put a pair of Matadors in the national spotlight. Former midfielder Rafael Garcia has been named to the LA Galaxy’s 30-man roster and has signed a contract, the club announced Wednesday, and freshman forward Edwin Rivas was selected as Los Angeles’ Division I Freshman of the Year by ESPNLA.com.
February 1, 2012 Matadors to Hold Spring Identification Camp March 10 at Matador Soccer Field The Cal State Northridge men’s soccer program will host its first identification camp of 2012 at Matador Soccer Field on March 10, the coaching staff announced Wednesday. The camp is open to all males ages 15 to 22.
January 31, 2012 Men's Soccer Tryouts Set for Feb. 24 The Cal State Northridge men’s soccer program will be holding tryouts for the 2012 team on Friday, Feb. 24 at Matador Soccer Field, the coaching staff announced Tuesday. To be eligible to tryout, all participants must be enrolled in 12 or more units at CSUN.
January 17, 2012 Rafael Garcia Selected in 2nd Round of MLS Supplemental Draft by LA Galaxy Midfielder Rafael Garcia was selected by the LA Galaxy with the 19th pick of the second round (38th overall) in the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft on Tuesday. Garcia becomes the fourth former Matador with connections to the Galaxy, joining past defender Ben Benditson, defender and 2008 MLS Rookie of the Year Sean Franklin, and decorated goalkeeper Kevin Guppy, who has been training with the club as a member of the league's Reserve Goalkeeper Pool.
December 28, 2011 Four Matadors Earn All-Big West Conference Academic Honors Four members of the Cal State Northridge Men's Soccer team earned recognition for their successes in the classroom last fall as the university had student-athletes from each sport represented on the Big West Academic All-Conference list. In all, 125 student-athletes from all nine member institutions received the honor.
December 16, 2011 Matadors Mourn Loss of Ryan Rossi, Former Men's Soccer Forward The Cal State Northridge Matadors are heartbroken to announce the loss of Ryan Rossi, a forward on the men’s soccer team from 2002-2006, who passed away on December 11 at 8:46 p.m. at the age of 27.
December 7, 2011 Rafael Garcia Invited to 2012 adidas MLS Player Combine The Matador men’s soccer program has reason to be proud this offseason as senior midfielder Rafael Garcia has been selected to participate in the 2012 adidas MLS Player Combine, Major League Soccer announced in a press release today. Garcia is one of 52 NCAA Division I athletes invited to the Combine.
December 28, 2011 Matadors Place 17 on Fall All-Big West Academic Team Seventeen Matadors earned recognition for their successes in the classroom this fall as Cal State Northridge had student-athletes from each sport represented on the Big West Academic All-Conference list, the league announced this week. In all, 125 student-athletes from all nine member institutions received the honor.
November 16, 2011 2011 Men's Soccer Year in Review Another season has come and gone for the Matadors men's soccer team. After a 2010 season that ended with a 3-14-2 record, Northridge was able to turn things around this season as it went 8-8-3 and finished fifth in the Big West Conference at 4-4-2. The Matadors fell a point shy of reaching the postseason in 2011, but had a much-improved offensive attack and defensive scheme. A total of seven players were named to All-Conference teams, tied for the second most in the Big West.
November 14, 2011 Seven Matadors Earn All-Big West Honors Following 2011 Season Seven Matadors earned All-Conference recognition for their performances in 2011 as the Big West Conference announced its annual postseason accolades as selected by a poll of conference coaches on Monday afternoon.
November 5, 2011 Matadors Complete Season Sweep of Titans to Close Regular Season Brian Behrad scored in the first half, Christian Gonzalez Diaz added a goal in the second and the Cal State Northridge Matadors (8-8-3, 4-4-2 Big West) completed a season sweep of the Cal State Fullerton Titans (7-7-5, 1-6-3 Big West) with a 2-1 win at Titan Stadium on Saturday night.
November 1, 2011 Rally Falls Just Short as Matadors Drop 3-2 Double Overtime Decision to #16 UC Santa Barbara After scoring with 72 seconds left in regulation to force overtime after being a man down for nearly 34 minutes, the Cal State Northridge Matadors (7-8-3, 3-4-2 Big West) fell to the No. 16 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (12-5-1, 5-4-0 Big West) 3-2 on Tuesday night at Matador Soccer Field. The loss came in the third straight double-overtime match for the Matadors, who earned draws against then-No. 9 UC Irvine and Cal Poly last week.
October 31, 2011 Matadors Host No. 16 UCSB on Senior Night, Finish Season at Fullerton With just two matches remaining on the schedule, the Cal State Northridge Matadors can control their playoff destiny with a pair of league contests this week. First, the Matadors host the No. 17 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. Then, Northridge closes out the regular season at Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, Nov. 5, also at 7 p.m. The match against the Gauchos will be Senior Night at Matador Soccer Field, with a pregame ceremony slated to honor the program’s four seniors before kickoff. The Senior Night match will be broadcast via online radio through Stretch Internet on GoMatadors.com with Eldrick Bone and Raul Delgado making the call. Links for radio and live stats will be available on GoMatadors.com. The match at Cal State Fullerton will be simulcast on FullertonTitans.com for radio and BigWest.TV (subscription required) for video. There will not be live stats for the match against the Titans.
October 31, 2011 Two Overtime Shutouts Earn Abalos Defensive Player of the Week Honor Cal State Northridge men’s soccer goalkeeper Michael Abalos has been named the Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. The award is the first for Abalos this season and the third accolade for the Matadors in 2011.
October 29, 2011 Matadors Tie Cal Poly in Defensive Battle For the second straight match there was not a goal scored as the Cal State Northridge Matadors (7-7-3, 3-3-2 Big West) played the Cal Poly Mustangs (6-7-3, 3-4-1 Big West) to a draw on Saturday night at Matador Soccer Field. The Matadors earned one point in the conference standings and are now fifth with two matches to play.
October 26, 2011 Matadors Play No. 9 UC Irvine to Scoreless Draw Goalkeeper Michael Abalos made six saves and the Cal State Northridge defense held tight for 110 minutes as the Matadors (7-7-2, 3-3-1 Big West) played the No. 9 UC Irvine Anteaters (13-4-1, 5-2-1 Big West) to a scoreless draw on Wednesday night at Matador Soccer Field. The draw gives the Matadors 10 points on the season and sole possession of the Big West Conference's final playoff spot with three matches to play.
October 25, 2011 Matadors Face No. 9 UCI, Cal Poly with Playoffs on the Line With four matches remaining in the regular season, the Cal State Northridge Matadors return home for two cruicial Big West matches that carry playoff implications. First, the Matadors host league-leading UC Irvine on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Then, Northridge will host Cal Poly on Saturday, Oct. 29, also at 7 p.m. Both opponents enter the week in the top half of the standings and each match carries significant weight with just one week remaining until the Big West Conference Tournament.
October 22, 2011 Late Heroics Lead Matadors to Upset Victory over No. 7 UCLA With two goals in the final eight minutes of regulation, the Cal State Northridge Matadors (7-7-1, 3-3-0 Big West) rallied for a come-from-behind win over the No. 7 UCLA Bruins (10-4-1, 5-0-0 Pac-12) 3-2 on Saturday night at Drake Stadium in Westwood, Calif. The victory was the first in history for the Matadors at UCLA as they moved to 2-13-3 against the Bruins all-time. The only other victory came in a 3-0 shutout at Matador Soccer Field on Sept. 29, 2009.
October 19, 2011 Matadors Lose to UC Riverside 2-1 After Late Scoring Flurry Despite scoring a late goal to take the lead, the Cal State Northridge Matadors (6-7-1, 3-3-0 Big West) fell to the UC Riverside Highlanders (7-5-2, 2-3-1 Big West) 2-1 on Wednesday night at UCR Soccer Stadium in Riverside. Thomas Ramos scored for Northridge in the 86th minute but goals for the Highlanders in the 88th and 90th minutes won the match for UC Riverside.
October 18, 2011 Matadors Travel for Road Tests at UCR, #7 UCLA This Week The Cal State Northridge Matadors have a pair of road matches this week when they travel to UC Riverside for a Big West Conference match on Wednesday, Oct. 19 and to Los Angeles for a non-conference contest at No. 7 UCLA on Saturday, Oct. 22. Both matches are slated to begin at 7:00 p.m. The meeting with Riverside will be the only match between the two this year and marks the start of the second half of the Big West season as each team has five conference games remaining. Both matches will be broadcast online with live stats on GameTracker and the game at UCLA will also feature an Internet-only radio broadcast on UCLABruins.com. A live stats link and radio stream can be accessed by visiting the men’s soccer schedule on GoMatadors.com and clicking the links next to this week’s matches.
October 15, 2011 Matadors Fall in Overtime 2-1 to UC Davis After tying the match with just over 11 minutes remaining in regulation, the Cal State Northridge Matadors (6-6-1, 3-2-0 Big West) did not find the net again as they dropped a 2-1 decision in overtime to the UC Davis Aggies (5-6-2, 3-2-0 Big West) on Saturday night at Matador Soccer Field. UC Davis forward Matt Sheldon created a turnover inside the six-yard box and scored the winning goal just over three minutes into the first overtime period.
October 13, 2011 Matadors Face UC Davis At Home in Crucial League Match The Cal State Northridge Matadors return home to Matador Soccer Field for one match this week against the UC Davis Aggies on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. It will be a rematch of the Matadors’ 3-0 conference-opening win at UC Davis on Sept. 28 and will also be Breast Cancer Awareness Night at the field, with all fans wearing pink receiving free admission to the contest. The match will be broadcast online with live stats on GameTracker and will also feature an Internet-only radio broadcast on GoMatadors.com. Eldrick Bone and Raul Delgado will call the action in their first season as the radio voices of Matador Men’s Soccer. A live stats link and the radio stream can be accessed by visiting the men’s soccer schedule on GoMatadors.com and clicking the links next to this week’s match.
October 11, 2011 Matadors Move Into First Place Tie With 2-0 Win Over Cal Poly Behind a seventh-minute goal by Thomas Ramos and a shutout for goalkeepr Michael Abalos, the Cal State Northridge Matadors (6-5-1, 3-1-0 Big West) defeated the Cal Poly Mustangs (5-5-2, 2-2-0 Big West), 2-0, on Tuesday night at Alex G. Spanos Stadium in San Luis Obispo, Calif. The victory snapped a streak of eight consecutive matches without a win against the Mustangs for Northridge dating back to Oct. 26, 2005.
October 10, 2011 A Long Way from Home, Three Matadors Find Success at CSUN Imagine being 7,500 miles from your family, culture and home city, you probably think you couldn’t manage ever day life in a new country. For the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer team, three members have made an immediate impact from their travels.
October 8, 2011 Matadors Drop 2-0 Decision at No. 7 UC Irvine Despite a furious second-half charge in which they recorded nine shots on goal and hit the post once, the Cal State Northridge Matadors (5-5-1, 2-1-0 Big West) fell to the No. 7 UC Irvine Anteaters (11-2-0, 3-1-0 Big West), 2-0, on Saturday night at Anteater Stadium in Irvine, Calif.
October 5, 2011 Matadors Face Road Tests at No. 7 UC Irvine, Cal Poly This Week The Cal State Northridge Matadors look to continue on their recent success when they travel to No. 7 UC Irvine and Cal Poly for Big West Conference matches this week. The Matadors first head south to take on the Anteaters for a night match at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. From there, Northridge will travel to San Luis Obispo for a date with the Mustangs of Cal Poly on Tuesday, Oct. 11, also at 7 p.m. Both matches will be broadcast online with live stats, which can be accessed by clicking on the “Live Stats” link in the men’s soccer schedule at GoMatadors.com. For full stats and recaps from this week’s action, follow the Matadors online at GoMatadors.com.
October 3, 2011 Carlos Benavides Named Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Week Sophomore midfielder Carlos Benavides of the Northridge men’s soccer team was named the Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 25 – Oct. 2, the league office announced Monday. Benavides recorded three of his team-high six assists in the Matadors’ 3-0 victory over No. 19 Cal State Fullerton on Saturday night.
October 1, 2011 Matadors Alone Atop Big West Standings After 3-0 Victory Over #19 Cal State Fullerton Carlos Benavides assisted on three goals and Christian Gonzalez Diaz scored once and added an assist of his own as the Cal State Northridge Matadors (5-4-1, 2-0-0) rolled to a 3-0 victory over the #19 Cal State Fullerton Titans (6-2-2, 0-1-0) on Saturday night at Matador Soccer Field. The win, accompanied by a loss by UC Riverside, puts the Matadors in sole possession of first place in the Big West Conference after one week of competition.
September 28, 2011 Rafael Garcia's Two Penalty Kick Goals Seal 3-0 Northridge Victory The Cal State Northridge Matadors (4-4-1, 1-0-0) opened up the 2011 Big West Conference season with a 3-0 victory over the UC Davis Aggies (2-5-2, 0-1-0) on Wednesday afternoon at Aggie Soccer Field in Davis, Calif. The Matadors are now 20-7-4 in conference season openers, including a record of 8-1-2 in Big West opening matches and have not lost their first conference match of a season since dropping a 2-1 decision at home to UC Irvine in 2002.
September 27, 2011 Matadors Open Big West Slate With Two Matches This Week The Cal State Northridge Matadors open the 2011 Big West Conference season on the road this week when they take on the UC Davis Aggies on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 3 p.m. at Aggie Soccer Field. Following the match at UC Davis, the Matadors will return to Northridge for their conference home opener against the Cal State Fullerton Titans on Saturday, Oct. 1. Both matches will have live stats available to follow on GameTracker, and the match against the Titans will feature an Internet radio broadcast on GoMatadors.com. Eldrick Bone and Raul Delgado will bring all the action in their first season as the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer radio announcers.
September 25, 2011 Gutierrez, Smith, Ramos Find the Net in 3-0 Topping of Seattle University Behind a three-point performance by sophomore Thomas Ramos, the reigning Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the Cal State Northridge Matadors (3-4-1) shutout the visiting Seattle University Redhawks (1-4-2) 3-0 on Sunday morning at Matador Soccer Field.
September 23, 2011 Matadors Drop 1-0 Decision to SMU The Cal State Northridge Matadors (2-4-1) played hard until the final whistle but were unable to erase the deficit in a 1-0 loss to the Southern Methodist University Mustangs (4-3-0) on Friday night at Matador Soccer Field. The match was the first for the Matadors in over a week and marked the 2011 regular-season debut of senior midfielder Rafael Garcia, who had been sidelined with an injury sustained in Northridge's exhibition match against CSU Dominguez Hills on Aug. 20.
September 20, 2011 Matadors Return Home to Face SMU, Seattle U This Weekend The Cal State Northridge Matadors return home to take on the SMU Mustangs on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:00 p.m. and the Seattle University Redhawks on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 11:00 a.m. Both matches will be broadcast with live stats online via GameTracker, which can be accessed by clicking the “Live Stats” link on the schedule at GoMatadors.com. Friday’s match against SMU will also feature a free Internet radio broadcast, which can be accessed by clicking “Audio” or on the headphones at the top of the GoMatadors homepage. For a full recap of this week’s matches, as well as updated statistics, be sure to follow @GoMatadors on Twitter and visit GoMatadors.com.
September 19, 2011 Thomas Ramos Named Big West Conference Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week Cal State Northridge sophomore forward Thomas Ramos has been named the Big West Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Ramos scored a goal and had an assist in Northridge’s 2-2 draw at #22 CSU Bakersfield on September 15.
September 19, 2011 Men's Soccer Program Welcomes Back Alumni for Exhibition Nostalgia was in the air as the Cal State Northridge men’s soccer program hosted its alumni brethren for a friendly at Matador Soccer Field on Sunday night. The Matadors welcomed back former players from every era of CSUN soccer for an exhibition display in front of fans, friends and family under the lights.
September 15, 2011 Matadors Rally From Two-Goal Deficit to Earn Draw at No. 15/22 CSU Bakersfield, 2-2 After falling behind 2-0 in the first 30 minutes of action, the Cal State Northridge Matadors (2-3-1) fought back and rallied for a 2-2 draw against the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners (2-0-2) on Thursday night at the Main Soccer Field in Bakersfield, Calif.
September 13, 2011 Matadors Continue Road Trip with Match At Roadrunners The Cal State Northridge Matadors head north to take on the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7:00 p.m. After the match with the Roadrunners, Northridge will return home to host a special alumni match on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 7:00 p.m. The match in Bakersfield will feature a video broadcast available by clicking on the “Video” link in the men’s soccer schedule at GoMatadors.com. Single-game access to the video streaming site is $2.99 and can be paid at the time of registration. The match will also be covered via live stats on GameTracker and updates will be posted throughout the evening at Twitter.com/GoMatadors. Be sure to visit GoMatadors.com for a full recap of the action from Bakersfield. The alumni match on Sunday night is free for all in attendance as the current Matador players take on former greats in a friendly at Matador Soccer Field.
September 11, 2011 Late Goals Spell the Difference as Matadors Fall to New Mexico 3-1 The Cal State Northridge Matadors (2-3-0) led for over 45 minutes, but three late goals proved costly in a 3-1 defeat to the New Mexico Lobos (4-0-1) at the TLC Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Lobo Invitational on Sunday afternoon.
September 9, 2011 Matadors Power Past Missouri State 3-0 The Cal State Northridge Matadors (2-2) were on the attack all afternoon as they cruised to a 3-0 victory over the Missouri State Bears (0-4) in the opening match of the TLC Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Lobo Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. Three different Matadors scored a goal and Chris Smith assisted on two to pace Northridge.
September 6, 2011 Matadors Head to New Mexico for Invitational This Week The Cal State Northridge Matadors travel to Albuquerque, N.M. this week to participate in the TLC Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Lobo Invitational on the campus of the University of New Mexico. The Matadors open the week on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. MT (4:00 p.m. PT) with a match against the Missouri State Bears. Two days later, Northridge will take on the host Lobos at 1:00 p.m. MT. The match against New Mexico will be available online via GameTracker and can be accessed by clicking on the “Live Stats” link on the men’s soccer schedule page at GoMatadors.com. Following the weekend in Albuquerque, the Matadors will head north to take on Cal State Bakersfield on Thursday, Sept. 15.
September 3, 2011 Matadors Bested By #2 Akron 2-1 in Double Overtime The Cal State Northridge Matadors (1-2-0) were defeated by the No. 2 Akron Zips (2-0-1) 2-1 in double overtime on Saturday night at Matador Soccer Field. The match marked the finale of the 2011 Cal State Northridge Labor Day Classic.
September 1, 2011 Matadors Fall in Overtime, Lose to UNLV 2-1 in Labor Day Classic The Cal State Northridge Matadors (1-1-0) found a late goal to extend the match but ultimately were defeated by the UNLV Rebels (1-1-0) 2-1 in overtime of their opening contest of the 2011 Cal State Northridge Labor Day Classic.
August 30, 2011 Matadors Face UNLV, #2 Akron in 2011 Labor Day Classic The Cal State Northridge Matadors host the 2011 Labor Day Classic at Matador Soccer Field on Thursday, Sept. 1 and Saturday, Sept. 3. Northridge will face UNLV on Thursday and will wrap up the invitational with a match against the No. 2 Akron Zips on Saturday night. All four matches in the Classic will be broadcast online via GameTracker, which can be accessed by clicking on the Tournament Central link on the men's soccer page at GoMatadors.com. Saturday's showdown with Akron will also include a radio broadcast, featuring a halftime interview with former Matador and current LA Galaxy defender Sean Franklin.
August 29, 2011 Yossi Raz Promoted to Associate Head Coach of Men's Soccer Yossi Raz has been promoted to the title of associate head coach of the men’s soccer team, the program announced this summer. Raz is entering his seventh season as a member of head coach Terry Davila’s staff in 2011 after serving the first six as an assistant coach.
August 26, 2011 Matadors Earn Hard-Fought Victory Over Canisius in Season Opener 2-0 The Cal State Northridge men's soccer team (1-0) opened the season strong offensively, working to a 2-0 victory over the Canisius Griffins (0-1) on Friday night at Matador Soccer Field. The win was the 100th for head coach Terry Davila as a member of the Big West Conference.
August 24, 2011 Matadors Open Season With Home Match vs. Canisius The Cal State Northridge Matadors begin the 2011 season at home against Canisius on Friday, Aug. 26. You can catch all of the action against the Griffins on GameTracker by clicking the live stats link on GoMatadors.com. All home matches and select road matches will be available with live stats online. Check the schedule on GoMatadors.com before the start of each contest for details.
August 20, 2011 Matadors Defeat Cal State Dominguez Hills 5-0 in Preseason Tuneup The Cal State Northridge Matadors flew out of the gates on Saturday night, scoring two goals in the first 23 minutes en route to a 5-0 victory over the visiting Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros in a friendly at Matador Soccer Field. Five different Matadors scored and junior defender Joe Franco registered three assists in the contest.
August 17, 2011 2011 Men's Soccer Preview The Cal State Northridge Matadors will kick off the 2011 season with an exhibition against Cal State Dominguez Hills this Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Matador Soccer Field. The contest offers the first look at this year's team and admission for the match will be free for all fans in attendance.
August 4, 2011 Matadors Add Yarden Azulay to Recruiting Class The Cal State Northridge Matadors have added Yarden Azulay to the 2011 recruiting class, head coach Terry Davila announced Thursday. Azulay, from Jordan Valley, Israel, will become the second Israeli-born player and third from overseas on the squad, joining defender Yuval Barak and goalkeeper Manabu Kaji.
September 17, 2010 CSUN Defeated by #1 Akron 3-0
September 17, 2010 Quakers Upend Matadors, 1-0
September 5, 2010 CSUN Defeated 2-0 at LMU

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