The No. 10 ranked Stanford men’s soccer team (6-1-3, 3-0 Pac-12) travels north for a pair of conference games against Oregon State (5-4-2, 1- 2) and Washington (6-5, 1-2) this weekend. The Cardinal take on Oregon State tonight and then conclude the trip on Sunday with a visit to Washington.
Stanford No. 18 men’s soccer (5-1-3, Pac-12 2-0-0) takes the battle to Berkeley to face off against California (5-3-2, 1-1-0) on Sunday in the two programs’ first meeting of the season.
As September came to a close this past weekend, so too did a seven-game home stand for the No. 1 Stanford women’s soccer team. A month to remember, September saw the Cardinal win two matchups against No. 2 ranked teams, four home game sellouts, and two golden goals. Marking the team’s first away game since Sept. 2, the Cardinal (10-0-1, 3-0-0 Pac-12) will travel up north to match up against Oregon tonight and Oregon State on Sunday night. Stanford’s road trip to Oregon marks the team’s first appearance in Eugene since the Ducks hosted them 2013.
The Bechtel International Center’s screenings of the 2018 Russia FIFA World Cup draws community members from around the world interested in soccer to support a wide range of teams.
Remember that incredible national championship game last Monday? The game where Georgia dominated its storied, historically successful SEC rival for one half of football before a backup, left-handed, Hawaiian quarterback came in for his first game and led Alabama to what should have been a regulation victory were it not for a missed field goal, only to then lead them to an overtime win with an incredible walk-off touchdown? Remember that? Yeah, I totally missed all of that, because the game started at 1 a.m.
As Rome had gladiators and Spain has matadors, Stanford has footballers. Perhaps because Stanford was not founded as a seminary the way Harvard was, American football has become the civil religion and Stanford Stadium the sanctuary for the catharsis of its overworked students.
Stanford, in conjunction with the Sports for Social Change program, is hosting a talented group of young soccer coaches committed to social impact.
Twenty years can certainly change a lot in sports. Flash back 20 years from today and the United States men’s soccer team had never qualified for more than two World Cups in a row. In fact, prior to 1994, the United States only made four of the 14 World Cups.