Wednesday Wrap

U.S. Open Cup Final Preview

The game between the New England Revolution and F.C. Dallas may not involve So. Cal teams, but it is our equivalent of the English F.A. Cup Final so deserves a little attention.

The game airs live at 5 p.m. on Fox Soccer Channel, by the way.

Here’s the Dallas perspective. (No equal treatment: The Boston Globe annoyingly requires you to register.

Chivas Downs D.C.

CD Guadalajara, the team sometimes called the most popular sports franchise in Southern California prevailed on the away-goals rule against D.C. United Tuesday in the Sudamericana.

College Roundup

UCLA’s sophomore forward David Estrada scored the game-winning goal in UCLAs 1-0 shutout victory over San Diego on Tuesday in just his second game back after missing the first seven games of the year with a fractured metatarsal.

UCLA’s record improves to 4-4-1, while San Diego drops to 3-5-0. The Bruins begin Pac-10 play Saturday at San Diego State.

Forwards Corrie Hirokawa (North Torrance High) and Norwalk’s Yvonne Vasquez (Santa Fe High) both scored as 25th-ranked Cal State Dominguez Hills came from behind to beat Western Washington 2-1 Tuesday at Toro Stadium.

CSUDH hits the road for CCAA Conference play the next two weekends before returning home Oct. 19 to host Cal State Stanislaus for the second-to-last weekend of the regular season.

The Cal State Northridge men open Big West play at 7 tonight against (4-4) Cal State Fullerton at Titan Stadium.

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South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group columnist and blogger Nick Green writes about soccer at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!