NORTHRIDGE, Calif. –
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.
While there were no official stats, referees or rules beyond "no slide-tackling," both sides put on an entertaining show that lasted into the night. The evening was more about building relationships between the generations of soccer players at Northridge, said head coach Terry Davila.
"It is about all the good times and good friendships playing with and coaching these guys here at Northridge," said Davila, who also narrated the match over the P.A. system for the fans.
Matador greats in attendance included goalkeeper Kevin Guppy, Will Beard, Willie Sims, Michael Preis, Edwin Miranda, Teddy Davila and Yossi Raz, among others.
"I feel very blessed to have played soccer here and being able to coach these fine men makes me extremely lucky," added Davila.