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Saying goodbye to a true Matador captain

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Tyler Wainfeld

November 13, 2018

It was a blazing hot Sunday afternoon on Sept. 2 and the men’s soccer team was winning 3-1 at home over Utah Valley with nearly 30 minutes left to play. Then, something happened, something that hadn’t happened in three years at CSUN. Sophomore Daniel Trejo latched on to a through ball by s...

Men’s soccer falls early in Big West Tournament

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Tyler Wainfeld

November 1, 2018

The Matadors crashed out of the Big West Tournament in the first round after losing to UC Davis 3-2 at home. “Tough loss. Tough season,” head coach Terry Davila said. The Matador players were emotional after the game, with many of them sitting on the field after possibly playing their la...

Men’s soccer answers in must-win game; earns home seed in Big West Tournament

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Tyler Wainfeld

October 29, 2018

The Matadors shut out No. 13 UC Irvine 2-0, in their fourth win over a ranked opponent this year, and confirmed their status as the No. 4 seed in the Big West tournament. “We beat a great team tonight,” coach Terry Davila said after the game. “They were dangerous; I thought we were a...

Matadors get blanked at home by UC Riverside

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Tyler Wainfeld

October 19, 2018

The men's soccer team lost 1-0 to UC Riverside on Wednesday, their first Big West loss at home this season, and their second loss at home overall. The Highlanders took the lead after only 8 minutes when defender Ehi Isibor pulled up with a hamstring problem, allowing Riverside’s Edward Bonito to...

Men’s soccer makes a historic win against Cal Poly

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Tyler Wainfeld

October 15, 2018

The Matadors had a historic win on Saturday beating Cal Poly 1-0 at home.The win gave Terry Davila, head coach, the all-time men’s soccer wins record with 193 wins, passing his former coach Marwan Assad. “If you think about it, you reminisce,” Davila said. “All the great player...

The youngest star of men’s soccer’s shining on a loaded Matador front

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Tyler Wainfeld

October 8, 2018

Starting college can be a daunting task for any teenager. You’re leaving home for the first time, leaving your friends and family, and starting a new life in a strange city. It can be an overwhelming experience, though with the right attitude, it can also be a rewarding one. No person fits that...

Men’s soccer knocks off another ranked opponent; win streak moves up to three

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Tyler Wainfeld

September 18, 2018

Daniel Trejo and Wolfgang Prentice each scored a goal on Sunday to propel the Matadors to a 2-1 comeback victory on the road over No. 11 UCLA. The men’s soccer team is now ranked No. 13 in the Top Drawer Soccer Top 25 after a pair of wins over the weekend against ranked No. 17 Cornell and UCLA teams....

Men’s soccer downs No. 17 Cornell; remains unbeaten at home

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Tyler Wainfeld

September 15, 2018

Michael Flores led the Matadors with a goal and an assist as the men’s soccer team earned a 3-1 victory over No. 17 Cornell at home on Friday night.The first half saw plenty of chances for both sides, yet neither was able to capitalize as the score remained deadlocked with no goals going into half...

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: Matadors eliminated from playoff contention, lose to UCSB in 2OT

Matadors fall to UC Santa Barbara, 3-2, in double overtime Tuesday night at Matador Soccer Field.  Photo Creidt: Andres Aguila/ Daily Sundial

Anthony Carpio

November 2, 2011

For the fourth time this season the Matadors lost in overtime, but this time it cost them the season. To make matters worse, CSUN eliminated itself from playoff contention on an own goal with only 19 seconds left in the second overtime period against UC Santa Barbara as the Matadors fell to the G...

Notebook M-Soccer: Overtime troubles for Northridge

Joe Franco (3) and the Matadors haven’t won an overtime game since 2009. Photo Credit: Herber Lovato / Senior Photographer

Gilberto Manzano

October 17, 2011

The CSUN men’s soccer team (6-6-1, 3-2 Big West) has gone into overtime four times this season and in every game the Matadors have come out winless. Redshirt junior defender Joe Franco has a simple explanation for that: “the curse of the overtime.” During CSUN’s 2-1 loss to UC Davis Saturday night in extra minutes, there were a few signs of the Matadors be...

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