Ten Former Bruins To Vie For MLS Title

Oct. 18, 2001

Ten former UCLA men's soccer players will play for the Major League Soccer (MLS) championship when the Los Angeles Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes meet in the MLS Cup on Sunday, Oct. 21 in Columbus, Ohio.

Eight former Bruins are key members of the Galaxy team. Paul Caligiuri (1982-86), Adam Frye (1992-95), Kevin Hartman (1995-96), Cobi Jones (1988-91), Pete Vagenas (1996-99), Greg Vanney (1993-95), Sasha Victorine (1996-99) comprise nearly two-thirds of the starting lineup, while Matt Reis (1994-97) is the backup goalkeeper who started 15 games this season. The Galaxy is coached by former UCLA head coach Sigi Schmid (1980-98). Two ex-Bruins are regulars for the Earthquakes - defenders Jimmy Conrad (1996-97) and Zak Ibsen (1990-92).

This is the Galaxy's third appearance in the MLS Championship game. San Jose is making its first.

The game will be televised live at 9:30 am PT by ABC.

The Galaxy has a chance to capture two titles in one week, as it hosts the New England Revolution in the championship match of the 2001 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Cal State Fullerton's Titan Stadium. The match will be broadcast live at 2:00 pm PT on Fox Sports World. Ticket prices range from $15-$30 and are available through the Cal State Fullerton Athletic Department at 714-CSU-CSUF.

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
vs. New Mexico
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
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
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Sunday, Nov 29 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round