Tonight, the UCLA men’s soccer team returns home looking to break a two-game losing streak which has caused the team to drop out of the Top 25.
Last Time Out
On Sunday, the Bruins lost a high-scoring game in overtime to Oregon State, 4-3.
The Bruins got on the scoreboard first when Anderson Asiedu scored his first goal of the year in the 34th minute. Asiedu took a pass from Milan Iloski that went through the box and got it past Beaver goalkeeper Adrian Fernandez for the score.
The lead was short-lived, though, as Gloire Amanda headed a ball into the net in the 43rd minute for the Beavers and the game was tied 1-1 at the half.
UCLA re-took the lead in the 64th minute on a free kick by Milan Iloski, but, again, it didn’t last long. The Beavers tied it up 2-2 less than five minutes later and then they took their first lead of the game in the 82nd minute when Hassani Dotson took a rebound from a corner kick and things weren’t looking good for UCLA.
But the Bruins weren’t done yet.
Brandon Terwege scored an equalizer in the 85th minute for the Bruins to send the game into overtime.
Unfortunately, Don Tchilao took a breakaway for a 93rd minute golden goal that sealed the win for Oregon State.
UC Berkeley Golden Bears
While the Bruins may be in the midst of a two-game losing streak, things are a worse for the Golden Bears, who have lost their last five and who were winless in the month of October.
In fact, since UC Berkeley lost to UCLA at home on September 27, the Bears’ only win came against San Diego State on September 30 by a score of 1-0.
Personally, I don’t think the Bears stand much of a chance tonight because they’re playing the Bruins in Westwood.
I think that UCLA should take this one pretty easily because it’s at home. I’m looking for the Bruins to win by at least two goals and I think the final will likely be 2-0.
This is your UCLA men’s soccer vs. UC Berkeley open thread.