UCLA Men's Soccer Earns Preseason No. 2 Ranking

Aug. 3, 2011

The UCLA men's soccer team has earned the preseason No. 2 ranking by both College Soccer News and Goal.com. The Bruins, who ended the 2010 season with a 16-5-1 record and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals, return all 11 starters from last year, including All-American Kelyn Rowe (7g, 10a), top returning scorer Victor Chavez (10g, 5a) and all-conference goalkeeper Brian Rowe (8 shutouts).

UCLA will kick off the 2011 season at College Soccer News's No. 1, Louisville in a rematch of last season's NCAA quarterfinals, which the Cardinals won, 5-4. The Bruins will host two other College Soccer News Top 10 teams this year - No. 5 SMU (Sept. 25) and No. 9 UC Santa Barbara (Sept. 16). Additionally, UCLA will play No. 14 California and No. 19 LMU.

College Soccer News Preseason Top 30
1. Louisville
2. UCLA
3. North Carolina
4. Akron
5. SMU
6. Creighton
7. Connecticut
8. Maryland
9. UC Santa Barbara
10. Brown
11. Notre Dame
12. Virginia
13. Boston College
14. California
15. Indiana
16. Duke
17. Ohio State
18, Michigan State
19. Loyola Marymount University
20. Penn State
21. Michigan
22. West Virginia
23. Charlotte
24. Florida Gulf Coast University
25. Wake Forest
26. Old Dominion
27. Monmouth
28. University of Central Florida
29. Denver
30. Furman

Goal.com Preseason Top 25
1. Akron
2. UCLA
3. North Carolina
4. Louisville
5. SMU
6. Indiana
7. Notre Dame
8. Creighton
9. Georgetown
10. Maryland
11. Duke
12. Virginia
13. Connecticut
14. Florida Gulf Coast
15. Wake Forest
16. UC Santa Barbara
17. South Carolina
18. Michigan
19. Denver
20. Providence
21. Penn State
22. Central Florida
23. Penn
24. West Virginia
25. NC State


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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