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Men's Soccer Signs Under-20 National Team Midfielder Futagaki
By: UCLA Athletics

Feb. 25, 1998

1997 NCAA Champion UCLA boosted its roster of returning national champions with the signing of U.S. Under-20 National Team member Ryan Futagaki.

Futagaki, a 5-5 midfielder from Fountain Valley HS in Fountain Valley, is a member of UCLA head coach Sigi Schmid's U.S. Under-20 National Team pool, along with future Bruin teammates Carlos Bocanegra, Nick Rimando, McKinley Tennyson Jr. and Shaun Tsakiris. Futagaki also previously played with the U.S. Under-17 National Team.

At Fountain Valley HS, he is two-time All-CIF selection who has twice led his team to the CIF Division I title game. In 1996-97, after scoring 15 goals and 22 assists, he was named first-team all-league for the third consecutive year, as well as first-team all-county by the Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register.

Said Schmid, "We are excited to have a player of his ability who can play a number of different positions in the midfield. I thought that he was one of the top players in the state of California this year."

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vs. New Mexico
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Sep 04
at Maryland
College Park, MD
L, 1 - 2 (OT)
Monday, Sep 07
at Georgetown
Washington, DC
L, 1 - 3
Sunday, Sep 13
vs. UC Riverside
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2 (OT)
Friday, Sep 18
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Monday, Sep 21
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 4
Friday, Sep 25
vs. VCU
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Sep 27
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3 (OT)
Friday, Oct 02
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 1 (2OT)
Sunday, Oct 04
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 3 - 2 (2OT)
Monday, Oct 12
vs. San Diego State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Friday, Oct 16
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Monday, Oct 19
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Oct 23
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
T, 2 - 2
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at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 3 - 4
Sunday, Nov 01
at Akron
Akron, OH
W, 4 - 2
Friday, Nov 06
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, Nov 08
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Saturday, Nov 14
at San Diego State
San Diego, CA
L, 0 - 1 (2OT)
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 0
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at Seattle
Seattle, WA
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