Cal Hits The Road To Play No. 8 Oregon State
BERKELEY – The California men's soccer team travels north in its first road trip of the season to play No. 8 Oregon State on Saturday at 6 p.m. on Lorenz Field.
Cal has a 0-2 record (0-2 Pac-12), and OSU is 5-0 (2-0 Pac-12). The Beavers are ranked eighth by Top Drawer Soccer and are 10th in the United Soccer Coaches poll.
The Golden Bears are coming off of a 2-0 loss to Washington on Feb. 27 at Witter Rugby Field. Oregon State beat UCLA, 2-1, in Corvallis, Oregon, on Feb. 27 in its last game.
Saturday's game will be live streamed here. Fans can also keep track of the game by following live stats here and by following updates on Twitter @CalMSoc.
In 2019, Cal split with Oregon State, defeating the Beavers, 2-1, in Berkeley and falling on a golden goal, 1-0, in Corvallis.
Last Time: Bears Blanked By Huskies
In the game against Washington, Cal midfielder Juan Martinez had one of the game's first good chances when his 17th-minuted shot caromed off the right goalpost.
The Huskies earned a penalty kick in the 27th minute, with Dylan Teves converting the PK to put Cal in a 1-0 deficit. In the 44th minute, UW's Lucas Meek put away a cross by Charlie Ostrem from close range, and Cal trailed 2-0.
Cal goalkeeper Collin Travasos made five second-half saves to stymie the Huskies and keep the game close.
The Bears had more possession in the second half, and Cal defender Ian Lonergan forced a save out of UW goalie Sam Fowler with a long-range shot in the 67th minute. Freshman forward Nate Carrasco had a late chance, but shot wide, and the Bears fell, 2-0.
About the Bears
- Midfielder Christian Gomez scored Cal's first goal of the season in a 3-1 loss to Stanford on Feb. 20 in Berkeley
- Forward Tommy Williamson assisted on Gomez's goal
- Goalkeeper Chris Gustini started each of the first two games, while Collin Travasos played the last 45 minutes of each game
- Kevin Grimes is in his 21st season as head coach
About the Beavers
- OSU defeated Washington, 2-1, on Feb. 20 in Seattle in its other Pac-12 result
- Forward Gloire Amanda leads the Beavers in goals (6), assists (3), points (15), shots (29) and gamewinning goals (3)
- Goalie Adrian Fernandez has a 0.41 goals-against average and two shutouts in five starts
- Terry Boss is in his fourth year as Oregon State's head coach
Klinsmann Joins U-23 Camp Ahead Of Olympic Qualifying
Former Cal goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann (Los Angeles Galaxy) and former Golden Bear signee Sebastian Soto (Norwich City U-23s) were called into the U.S. under-23 national team camp that began on Monday in Mexico, as the United States prepares for the Concacaf Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Mexico.
In February, the U.S. preliminary Olympic qualifying roster of 48 players also included former Cal star Drake Callender. But the Inter Miami goalkeeper did not earn a spot with the 31.
The U.S. will trim its list to 20 no later than March 8. Qualifying will take place March 18-30 and produce two representatives to compete in the Summer Olympics in Japan.
Klinsmann played for Cal from 2015-16 and was briefly a teammate of Callender, who played for the Bears from 2016-19. Soto signed with Cal in 2018 but instead went pro when he joined Hannover 96, a German club.
Cal heads south to play at San Diego State on March 13 at 1 p.m.