Drawing crowds to a packed Cagan Stadium, even in the pouring rain, the Stanford women’s soccer team (21-1-2, 10-0-1 Pac-12) finished the 2018 season in the NCAA semi-finals.
All three former-Cardinal appeared in the United States Women’s National Team 3-0 victory over South Africa in Levi’s Stadium on Sunday. The international friendly featured the reigning Women’s World Cup champion U.S., who will be seeking their fourth title in June, and South Africa, who will be making their first World Cup appearance in France.
Soccer holds an interesting position in the minds and attentions of American sports fans. The United States is in the minority of countries in which soccer, or futbόl as it is called internationally, is not the dominant sport and, particularly in the case of the U.S., is not even a major sport.
Davina and Bruce Isackson of Hillsborough, CA will join a wave of parents, including actress Felicity Huffman, to plead guilty to their involvement in the college admissions scandal.
From the podium at the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) draft, two Stanford teammates had something very similar to say.
No. 1 seed Stanford women’s soccer (21-0-2, 10-0-1 Pac-12) punched their ticket to the College Cup in North Carolina with a 2-0 shutout of No. 2 Tennessee (16-3-3, 7-2-1 SEC) in the quarterfinals.
Today No. 6 Stanford men’s soccer (9-2-4, Pac-12 5-1-1) travels south to battle San Diego State (6-8-1, 1-6-0). This will be the second meeting of the season for the two teams. Stanford won the last contest in late September to the tune of 3-0. All time, the Cardinal lead the series 18-11-8, with the Aztecs’ last win coming in 2011. Since that game, Stanford has outscored SDSU 39-9.
Tonight No. 9 Stanford men’s soccer (8-2-4, 5-1-1 Pac-12) will take on No. 11 Denver (12-2-2, 3-0-1) in the final home non-conference game of the season.