Estrada, Rickards To Play For McGuire Cup

July 23, 2007

UCLA sophomores David Estrada and Patrick Rickards will play for the James P. McGuire Cup at the U.S. Youth Soccer Championships this week in Frisco, Texas. The Bruin duo are playing with their club team, South San Jose San Juan Ruckus, which won the Region IV Under-19 Boys title in June, posting a 6-0 record and outscoring its opponents, 19-2, at the Regional Championships.

The Ruckus' first game at the National Championships is scheduled for Wed., July 25 against Region II champion Chicago Magic. The following day, the Ruckus will face Dallas Texans Red 88 from Region III before ending round robin play against Baltimore Casa Mia Bays from Region I on July 27. The finals will take place on Sunday, July 29.

The Ruckus squad consists of collegiate players representing UCLA, California, Santa Clara, Cal Poly and UC Irvine, amongst others.



Patrick Rickards


Estrada, last season's Soccer America Freshman of the Year, led UCLA in scoring with 11 goals and 28 points in his rookie campaign. Rickards, a former U.S. Under-17 National Team player, saw action in six games with one start last season.

Click HERE to follow the action at the U.S. Youth Soccer Championships.

US Youth Soccer National Championship
Under-19 Schedule

Wednesday, July 25 7:30 pm
Field 4 - Dallas Texans Red 88 (N-TX) vs. Baltimore Casa Mia Bays (MD)
Field 5 - Chicago Magic (IL) vs. South San Jose San Juan Ruckus (CA-N)

Thursday, July 26 7:30 pm
Field 11 - Baltimore Casa Mia Bays (MD) vs. Chicago Magic (IL)
Field 13 - South San Jose San Juan Ruckus (CA-N) vs. Dallas Texans Red 88 (N-TX)

Friday, July 27 7:30 pm
Field 6 - South San Jose San Juan Ruckus (CA-N) vs. Baltimore Casa Mia Bays (MD)
Field 7 - Dallas Texans Red 88 (N-TX) vs. Chicago Magic (IL)

Sunday, July 29 7:30 am
Field 4 - FINALS

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