Sophomore winger Aaron Kovar will leave Stanford and sign a homegrown player contract with Seattle Sounders F.C. of Major League Soccer. Kovar played with the Sounders’ youth team from 2010 to 2012 and won the Gatorade 2011 Player of the Year for Washington in his time at Garfield High School.
Stanford men’s soccer
At first glance, the contortion of the body and the tangle of legs associated with the flip throw-in seems gimmicky, a gymnast’s plaything dragged onto the soccer field. In the right hands, however, this maneuver, designed to launch the ball over huge distances into opposing penalty boxes, can be deadly.
With Stanford’s men’s soccer team ready to take on Loyola Marymount (LMU) in its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2009, The Daily’s Dylan Fugel chatted with Kevin Cacabelos, the Sports Editor of the Los Angeles Loyolan, to get perspectives from both sides heading into Thursday’s first-round matchup.
The Bay Area Derby will come to town this Wednesday night at Cagan Stadium and luckily for spectators, both sides will have a lot to play for. Stanford (8-6-3, 2-5-2 Pac-12) will welcome the No. 4 California Golden Bears (12-3-2, 6-2-1 Pac-12) to its home turf and will look to grab a result that will secure its place in the NCAA tournament.
Every sport’s rivalry game with California has a different edge to it. From the water polo teams to the field hockey squad, the Cardinal needs little reminding to get up for the game against the Golden Bears.
The Stanford men’s soccer squad defeated Sacramento State 3-0 in Tuesday night’s exhibition opener at Cagan Stadium. The game remained scoreless until the 42nd minute, when freshman midfielder Ty Thompson capitalized off a well-placed low ball from another freshman midfielder, Aaron Kovar.