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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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