soccer

Crestlove Podcast

April 19, 2018 Multimedia

The Fifa World Cup 2018 in Russia is just around the corner. Crestlove is a podcast for soccer fans around campus and beyond that share the same enthusiasm and passion for soccer as we do. This podcast gives insight as to who we think our favorite teams will be to win the World Cup and ...

U.S. failure opens door for new teams

March 15, 2018 Opinion Sports

After rigorous qualifying campaigns, 32 nations will get a chance to become champions at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Among them are Iceland and Panama as first-time participants. Not among them is the United States, who I think got exactly what they deserved in not qualifying, and also exactly what the United States Soccer Federation ...

Men’s soccer coach goes pro, stays within collegiate play

March 7, 2018 Sports

What would you do if you just coached your team to its first CCAA tournament birth since 1978 and won coach of the year? If you’re SF State men’s soccer coach Javier Ayala-Hil, you take on a massive new challenge and accept the head coach position for an entirely new team. Ayala-Hil was announced in ...

Gators past and present face off in alumni game

February 14, 2018 Sports

The Women’s soccer alumni returned to SF State’s Cox Field on Saturday as teachers, engineers, pharmacists and coaches. For a short time, they were Gators once again. A small crowd of about 30 friends and family were in attendance to watch the alumni, who fielded 19 former players from the SF State soccer program including ...

Third time’s the charm in the men’s conference games

September 29, 2017 Sports

After their first two conference games ended in disappointment, the third saw the men’s soccer team win in a tight 2-1 match against California State University, East Bay at Cox Stadium. The first half started off aggressive when, within the first two minutes, the Pioneers had their first wide shot outside of sophomore goalkeeper Kyle ...

Women’s soccer claims victory over Holy Names to continue streak

September 17, 2017 Sports

SF State’s women’s soccer team played in a physical 1-0 victory over Holy Names University Hawks on Saturday, Sept. 16. The Hawks started out with possession of the ball, but the Gators quickly pressured them to grab control of the game. Within the first 15 minutes of the game, the forwards made quick passes inside ...

Major League Soccer isn’t a Retirement League

February 16, 2016 Opinion

Soccer is more than just a sport. It’s passion; it’s a religion – it’s a work of art. It doesn’t matter where you play the game; it’s the same set of rules, playing time and ball. Some soccer fans might agree that Europe is home to some of the most prominent soccer leagues in the world, but that ...

Men’s soccer defeat CSULA for first time in seven years

September 24, 2013 Sports

[set_id=72157635861659504] SF State’s first conference win could turn out to be their biggest, as the men’s soccer team bested defending California Collegiate Athletic Association south division champs Cal State Los Angeles 1-0 for the first time in the last seven years, Friday Sept. 20. The Gators registered the first blemish on CSULA’s record, as the ...