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UCLA Voted Preseason Pac-12 Men's Soccer Favorite
By: UCLA Athletics
For the fifth consecutive year, the UCLA men’s soccer team has been selected as the preseason favorite to capture the Pac-12 title. The Bruins received four first-place votes and totaled 24 points in the preseason coaches poll.

Washington and Stanford split the other two first-place votes, with Washington edging Stanford for second with 19 points to the Cardinal’s 18. California is picked to finished fourth, San Diego State fifth and Oregon State sixth.

UCLA is looking for its ninth overall Pac-12 Conference title under the direction of head coach Jorge Salcedo. The Bruins finished the 2013 season 12-3-5 and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Division I Tournament. The Bruins return a lineup that features MAC Hermann Trophy finalist and Pac-12 Player of the Year Leo Stolz, who led the Pac-12 in goals scored last season with 11, as well as team captain Earl Edwards Jr., who started every game in goal last season and recorded seven shutouts. Also returning is U.S. Under-20 National Team defender Michael Amick, who earned All-Freshman honors a year ago.

The Bruins officially kick off the season on Friday, Aug. 29 at Wake Forest at 4:30pm PT. UCLA’s home opener is Friday, Sept. 12 vs. Santa Clara at 8pm. The team’s final exhibition contest is Saturday, Aug. 23 vs. Los Angeles All-Stars at 6pm at Drake Stadium.

2014 Pac-12 Men's Soccer Preseason Coaches Poll
1. UCLA (4) - 24 pts.
2. Washington (1) - 19
3. Stanford (1) - 18
4. California - 15
5. San Diego State - 8
6. Oregon State – 6

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
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