July 27, 2006
(San Francisco) - USF men's soccer earned a No. 22 preseason national ranking as announced by College Soccer News. The Dons face another challenging schedule in 2006 after capturing back-to-back West Coast Conference titles and play seven matches against teams ranked in the preseason top-30.
San Francisco opens the season Friday, August 25 at No. 14 Cal before heading to Pennsylvania for the Penn State Tournament featuring the No. 5 Nittany Lions and No. 30 Ohio State beginning Friday, September 8 in College Park. The Dons then travel to Southern California for two more top-25 matches at No. 23 Cal State Northridge and No. 8 UCLA, beginning Friday September 15 in Northridge.
Once the demanding WCC slate begins, USF contends with ancient rival No. 26 Santa Clara. The Dons host the Broncos Sunday, September 24 in a 7:00 PM showdown at Negoesco Stadium. San Francisco concludes the season series against Santa Clara Friday, October 20 in a 7:00 PM match at Buck Shaw Stadium.