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Oct. 10, 2017

San Diego Men's Soccer
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SAN DIEGO – San Diego continues its four-game homestand and will look to extend its three-game winning streak this weekend when it plays host to Portland and Gonzaga.

The Toreros (6-3-1, 1-0 WCC) are unbeaten in their past four matches and have not allowed a goal since its match at Fullerton in the 14th minute on Sept. 17 – a span of 366:20 minutes.

San Diego opens weekend play against the Pilots (6-5, 1-0 WCC) on Friday at 7 p.m. (PT) and conclude the weekend against the Bulldogs (6-4-1, 0-1 WCC) on Sunday at 1 p.m.


Leon Mueller-Wiesen and Jimmy Ryan scored their first goals of the year to lead San Diego to a 2-0 victory against Loyola Marymount this past Sunday.

Both Toreros goals were stunners with the first being delivered by Mueller-Wiesen on a free kick in the 41st minute. With the ball placed directly in the center of the field at the top of the penalty box, Mueller-Wiesen curled a perfectly-placed right-footed shot to the top left corner of the goal. It was Mueller-Wiesen’s first goal as a Torero.

Ryan provided the fireworks in the second half, redirecting a hard cross by Patric Krall from 15 yards out with a right-footed full volley to the top left corner of the goal. It was Ryan’s first collegiate goal. The quality finish doubled the Toreros lead to 2-0 in the 74th minute.

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Leon Mueller-Wiesen and Jimmy Ryan scored their first goals as Toreros against LMU.


USD is 21-18-5 all-time against Portland and has won three of the past four meetings. The Pilots won last year’s contest, a 4-0 decision in Portland.


The Toreros are 26-7-2 all-time against Gonzaga and is 6-1-1 in the past eight meetings, dating back to 2011. The Bulldogs lone victory during that stretch came last year in a 3-2 overtime decision.


Head coach Seamus McFadden returns for his 39th and final season at the helm. McFadden will continue to help with the team in future seasons but associate head coach, Brian Quinn, will take the lead at the end of the year.

McFadden holds a career record of 383-282-68. Entering the 2017 season, McFadden had 377 career wins, which ranked eighth among active NCAA D-I coaches and 22nd overall for career wins all-time.


San Diego was named a United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award Winner earlier this season. The Toreros earned a team GPA of 3.14 during the 2016-17 academic year. It is the second time the team has been recognized after earning honors in 2014.


Miguel Berry leads the team with 10 points on a team-high four goals. He returns for his sophomore season after leading the team with eight goals as a freshman last year. He tied for the third-most goals among WCC players.

Freddy Polzer has established himself as one of the team’s best creators, regularly setting up teammates in the final third. He has logged two goals and two assists this season and is second on the team with six points.


Thomas Olsen is having an excellent final season. He has played every minute for the Toreros and holds a 0.76 goals-against average and .826 save percentage.

Olsen leads the WCC in goals-against average (0.76), save percentage (.826), shutouts (5), shutouts per game (0.50) and is second in saves (38).

Olsen made a career-high seven saves at UC Davis (Sept. 10) to help San Diego preserve a 2-1 victory.


• USD leads the WCC in fewest goals allowed (8), goals-against average (0.76), shutouts (5), is third in saves (39) and fewest fouls (107).


• The Toreros rank in the top 50 nationally in save percentage (15th, .830), shutout percentage (22nd, 0.50), team goals-against average (23rd, .764), won-lost-tied percentage (48th, .650).


Goalkeeper Thomas Olsen, striker Miguell Berry, and defenders Henry Lander and Josiah Benjamin were named to the Copa de Causeway All-Tournament Team for their standout play during the games at Sacramento State and UC Davis (Sept. 8-10).


Thomas Olsen was named the WCC Player of the Week, helping lead the Toreros to a 2-0 record at Sacramento State and UC Davis (Sept. 8-10). He earned his second shutout of the season at Sacramento State and registered a career-high seven saves at UC Davis to preserve a 2-1 victory.


USD boasts a quality mix of experienced returners and a talented freshman class. The Toreros return 14 letterwinners, eight starters and nine freshmen.


USD has won three of the past five WCC Championships and nine all-time in program history.



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