Cal hopes for repeat against Stanford

What’s better than beating Stanford? Beating Stanford in overtime and winning the Pac-10 title. But that was last year. Since that match, the Cal men’s soccer team has had six of its players head to the MLS. And the 2011 season is proving to be a season of rebuilding for
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Blossoming Bears battle Bruins to begin Pac-12 blueprint

The youth are in revolt. As the Bears prepare to face off against perennial Pac-12 power UCLA this Friday at 7:30 p.m., the Bears seem to be gathering a strong sense of youthful exuberance. True freshman midfielder Seth Casiple is leading the team with five assists, true freshman midfielder Connor
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Here and now

Junior defender Steven Birnbaum is relishing each moment in his new captain role. And he's leading the team one game at a time.

It’s the 93rd minute. Steven Birnbaum stands at the other end of the field. The ball isn’t near him. Neither is the play. But it’s about to be. Birnbaum runs 80 or so yards to the opposing penalty box for an ensuing corner kick. Teammate Anthony Salciccia plays a perfect
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Debut of Peach is as easy as pie as Bears shut out Catamounts

Cal men’s soccer coach Kevin Grimes sure knows how to fulfill a promise. Last week following a tough loss, Grimes made the declaration that he needed to make “significant lineup changes,” leaving an open interpretation as to what he meant. Grimes’ installation of backup goalie Kevin Peach materialized that assertion, as the
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Bears head to Stanford to play unfamiliar Vermont squad

The Cal men’s soccer team treks across the Bay to the Farm this Friday afternoon — but not to face off against Stanford. The Bears (2-2-2) play against Vermont (5-1) as part of the Stanford Nike Classic, which also features the Cardinal and Harvard. Friday’s 4:30 p.m., tilt at Laird
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Men’s soccer postgame notes

No. 14 Cal let four goals in as a Santa Clara team won, 4-2, at Edwards Stadium on Friday afternoon, taking home the Bay Area Classic title with it.

Cal battles Santa Clara in Bay Area Classic finale

The battle over ultimate soccer supremacy of the Bay Area will reach its thrilling conclusion Friday afternoon at Edwards Stadium. The Cal men’s soccer team (2-1-2) beat San Francisco in the its season opener and, now three weeks later, will face a rugged Santa Clara squad at 4 p.m. to
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Bears come back to overtake Kentucky

Going into Sunday’s match, the Cal men’s soccer team and Kentucky were both ranked No. 15 — albeit in two different polls, Soccer America and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, respectively. It proved to be as tight and enthralling of a matchup as their rankings would indicate, as the
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