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UCLA Ranked Preseason No. 1 by Soccer America
By: UCLA Athletics
The UCLA men's soccer team will begin the 2014 season this weekend ranked No. 1 in Soccer America's preseason poll. The Bruins, who went 12-3-5 last season and earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, return All-Americans Leo Stolz and Earl Edwards Jr. while bringing in the nation's No. 1 recruiting class.

The Bruins have been ranked in the Top 4 in each of the other major polls, checking in at No. 2 on Top Drawer Soccer's preseason poll and No. 4 in the NSCAA rankings.

UCLA will face eight teams ranked in Soccer America's Top 25, including No. 16 Wake Forest on the road to open the season on Friday. UCLA also plays at No. 10 North Carolina on Sunday. Also on the schedule are matches against No. 4 Washington, No. 8 New Mexico, No. 13 Stanford, No. 14 California, No. 18 UC Santa Barbara and No. 25 CSUN.

In two exhibition games last week, the Bruins outscored their opponents, 15-2, defeating Nebraska Omaha, 5-2, and the Los Angeles All-Stars, 10-0. Stolz led the team in scoring in the two games with a total of eight points (2g, 4a). Kevin De La Torre had a hat trick in the Los Angeles All-Stars game, and Jordan Vale totaled two goals and one assist over the two games.

With the No. 1 ranking, the UCLA men join the UCLA women as Soccer America's top-ranked team.

EVENT INFORMATION
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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
TBA
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Sunday, Nov 29 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
TBA
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