Message from the Captains
August 25, 2014Our fall 2014 season starts with the Aztec Cup at San Diego State on September 27th-28th (weekend before Week 0). Please contact the team captains if you are interested in playing in this tournament.
Official tryouts are September 30th - October 2nd (Tuesday-Thursday of Week 0), 5:00pm-7:00pm at Warren Field. Please come an hour early for registration and bring $10.00 for tryout fees.
Menís Soccer opens Fall season with CSUN draw
Saturday, October 11, 2014
UCSD Menís Club Soccer kicked off the 2014 Fall season on Saturday hosting Cal State Northridge at Warren Field. The game got off to an inglorious start for the home side with CSUN netting a pair of goals against a disorganized UC San Diego defense. The UCSD midfield struggled to find their rhythm in the first half but managed to create some close chances just before halftime through attacking players Tsuk Haroush and new transfer Emil Kirov.
In his league game managerial debut, coach and club team alumnus Alejandro Escobar must have provided a rousing halftime speech because when UCSD returned to the pitch it was as if a new team had taken their place. Displaying an intensity sorely lacking from their first half performance, UCSD quickly took control of the game and it wasnít long before second year Francisco Salinas got them on the score sheet with a cool finish set up once again by Haroush. Later in the second half, second year Quinn Frantzen channeled his inner Cristiano Ronaldo on a long solo run through the CSUN defense before burying the equalizer in the back of the net.
UCSD thought they had snagged the late victory when Salinas found his way through a crowded CSUN penalty area to put away a free kick delivery from third year captain Henry Cullen. However, the goal was disallowed via a dubious offside call and UCSD will begin their season with a 0-0-1 record.