Busy riffing on the MLS Playoffs and Chivas USA for Tuesday’s column, but wanted to pass along:
*But if die-hard fans were goals, Chivas USA will win Saturday.
*What to do when you need a column? Bash Becks.
Sunday College Soccer Roundup
*The UCLA men (8-4-6) clinched the Pac-10 title and the automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament that comes with it Sunday with a 2-0 win over Stanford. Senior Maxwell Griffin scored both goals for the Bruins in the second half, and goalkeeper Brian Perk recorded UCLA’s sixth consecutive shutout. UCLA, unbeaten in 12 of their last 13 games, won its sixth conference title in nine years.
*The UCLA women (16-0-2, 7-0 Pac-10) defeated Cal 3-0. UCLA out-shot Cal 26-6.
*USC (13-4-1, 3-3-1, Pac-10) fell 2-0 to Stanford at the Coliseum.
*The Cal State Northridge women beat Cal State Fullerton, 3-1, in their final game of the season.
*The Loyola Marymount women (9-6-3, 4-2, WCC) shut out San Francisco, 2-0. LMU finishes its season next weekend and can finish no worse than third in the conference.
*Pepperdine (8-9-2 3-3, WCC) got its biggest win of the season, demolishing St. Mary’s, 4-0. Pepperdine finishes up the season at home Saturday against San Francisco.
*Long Beach State (13-4-3, 7-0-1, Big West) edged Cal Poly 3-2. Long Beach hosts its Big West Conference Tournament semifinal Thursday afternoon.