Men's soccer debuts FC Barcelona-like attack

In its final five matches of the 2011 campaign, the Cal Poly men’s soccer team struggled going 0-4-1 while scoring only one goal during the stretch. The streak punctuated a taxing season for a program that has established itself as…

Sounders snag Feighner in MLS Draft

Wes Feighner, a kinesiology senior, sat in his Exercise Physiology class Tuesday when he received a barrage of text messages from family and friends. Instantly, he knew it could only mean one thing: a Major League Soccer (MLS) squad wanted…

Ride the bus for a Mustang/Gaucho brawl

It was late on a chilly, rainy Friday afternoon when the buses to Santa Barbara fired up their engines, but that didn’t stop Cal Poly students from taking the hour-and-a-half bus ride to Harder Stadium. All to show support for the…

Holocher finds recipe to bring out Maniacs

When driving north on U.S. Highway 101, near the Los Osos Valley Road exit, students may notice the billboard displaying the 2011 Cal Poly men’s soccer schedule and the phrase: “Join the Green Army.” The slogan is the latest installment…

No 'killer instinct' for men's soccer in loss

Having already been eliminated from playoff contention and playing in its final game of the 2011 season, the Cal Poly men’s soccer team (6-8-3, 3-5-1 BWC) dropped a 2-0 decision Friday to No. 17 UC Santa Barbara at Harder Stadium. In…

I hate losing

Winning and losing. It is the great dichotomy of sports. One without the other makes a game essentially worthless. Last week I blogged about winning, my elation evident in the aftermath of the Cardinals World Series victory. But the theme…

Soccer falls to UCI, fails to make playoffs

The Cal Poly men’s soccer team (6-8-3, 3-5-1) was eliminated from contention for the 2011 Big West Conference Tournament after falling to No. 9 UC Irvine 1-0 Tuesday night in its home finale at Alex G. Spanos Stadium. The team,…

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Biggest rivalry in college soccer returns to Spanos Stadium

Five years ago, a Friday night soccer match could hardly be considered the biggest sporting event of the year. But when the Gauchos come to town tonight, a full house will watch the men’s soccer team take the field at…

Montgomery back from books with 'High I.Q.'

At 5-foot-6, he doesn’t look like a prototypical offensive weapon. But watch No. 30 patrol the outer flanks of a soccer pitch, and you’ll notice his agility and unique ability to dodge opposing defenders with seamless ease. Two years removed from…

A new era of athletics?

In my blog last week I was a bit foolish. I threw down the gauntlet. I made a statement that said the Mustang Daily would provide the best coverage of the soccer match against UC Santa Barbara on Friday night.…

Elation envelops Spanos on Friday

Editor’s Column Eric Tucker doesn’t know it, but he was Cal Poly soccer on Friday night. Tucker doesn’t play for the Mustangs. He has never donned a striped green jersey. But he was there milling around a crowd of 8,000…