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Men’s soccer: Matador midfielder Garcia gets drafted by the LA Galaxy

The L.A. Galaxy made Garcia the 38th pick of the MLS Supplemental Draft. Sundial File Photo.

Jonathan Andrade

January 23, 2012

Rafael Garcia has been a fan of the Los Angeles Galaxy since he was a child. Now he has a chance to put on the jersey and take the field as a member of the squad after being drafted in the second round with the 38th overall pick of the MLS Supplemental Draft. “This was one of the best moments of my...

M-Soccer: Improved Matadors doomed by close last-minute losses in 2011


Anthony Carpio

November 7, 2011

With CSUN sweeping its conference series over Cal State Fullerton in a 2-1 victory Saturday night, the Matadors ended their season with an overall record of 8-8-3, 4-4-2 in the Big West Conference. Overtime was the problem that plagued Northridge for the entire season as the Matadors only went 0-4-3 in games that went beyond 90 minut...

M-Soccer: CSUN thinking payback against No. 4 UCI

Carlos Benavides (21) and the Matadors look to even the season series with UCI tonight. Photo Credit: Mariela Molina/ Visual Editor

Anthony Carpio

October 25, 2011

After defeating UCLA for the first time at Drake Stadium Saturday night, CSUN (7-7-1, 3-3 Big West) is back home for a three-game homestand, starting with a rematch against UC Irvine Wednesday night. “Back to business,” Matador midfielder and co-captain Rafael Garcia said after Saturday’s match. “(Beating UCLA is a) huge confidence booster for us. It just lets...

M-Soccer Notebook: Garcia’s return a Big West success for Matadors

Senior Rafael Garcia (7) missed CSUN's first six games of the season. His return has sparked the Matadors to three straight wins. Photo Credit: Herber Lovato/ Senior Photographer

Gilberto Manzano

October 4, 2011

With four games under his belt since returning from a left knee injury, redshirt senior midfielder Rafael Garcia said he’s “90 percent healthy,” but the CSUN men’s soccer team (5-4-1, 2-0 Big West) appears to be playing at full strength with its co-captain. “It’s hard coming off a month o...

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