Twenty-Two Former Bruins Make MLS Opening Day Rosters

April 5, 2006

A total of 22 former UCLA soccer players made 2006 Major League Soccer (MLS) opening day rosters this past weekend, bringing UCLA's all-time total of MLS players to a national-best 46 in the league's 11-year history.

Half of those players earned starting nods for their teams in last weekend's openers, including two rookies - Jonathan Bornstein of Chivas USA and Marvell Wynne of the New York Red Bulls. No other school in the nation produced two rookie starters. Other starters were Greg Vanney of FC Dallas, Chad Barrett of the Chicago Fire, Sasha Victorine of the Kansas City Wizards, Matt Reis of the New England Revolution, Chris Henderson of New York, Ante Razov of Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy trio of Kevin Hartman, Cobi Jones and Pete Vagenas. Barrett scored the first goal of the MLS season, striking in the 12th minute of Chicago's game against Dallas.

Also making the opening day rosters were Matt Taylor of Chivas USA, Jordan Harvey of Colorado, Alex Yi of Dallas, Zach Wells and Patrick Ianni of Houston, Mike Enfield of the Galaxy, Nelson Akwari of Real Salt Lake, Leonard Griffin of Chicago, Frankie Hejduk of Columbus, Nick Rimando of D.C. United and Jimmy Conrad of Kansas City. Regular starters Conrad, Hejduk and Rimando were unavailable due to injury.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Tuesday, Aug 18
vs. Mexican U-17 ...
Los Angeles, CA
T, 1 - 1
Saturday, Aug 22
vs. San Francisco
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Saturday, Aug 29 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. New Mexico
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 04 - 4:00 PM PST
at Maryland
College Park, MD
Monday, Sep 07 - 10:00 AM PST
at Georgetown
Washington, DC
Sunday, Sep 13 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. UC Riverside
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Sep 21 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 25 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. VCU
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 1:30 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Sunday, Oct 04 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Monday, Oct 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 16 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Oct 19 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 8:00 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 3:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 10:00 AM PST
at Akron
Akron, OH
Friday, Nov 06 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 08 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Nov 14 - 7:00 PM PST
at San Diego State
San Diego, CA
Thursday, Nov 19 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
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