June 15, 1998
Eddie Soto scored in the 88th minute to give the Zodiac a 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders in A-League soccer Sunday at UC Irvine. Soto scored off a free kick from 20 yards. Gustavo Leal set up the goal with a short pass to Soto, who has a team-high seven goals this season. Mike Littman got his third shutout of the season, making four saves. The Zodiac improves to 9-5. Seattle drops to 5-6.
May 14, 1998 |
The California Jaguars (5-4) scored four second-half goals to beat the Zodiac, 4-1 in A-League soccer game in Salinas. Eddie Soto scored for the Zodiac (4-3) in the first minute.
May 2, 1998
Eddie Soto scored two goals as the Zodiac beat the Cincinnati Riverhawks, 5-1, in an A-League soccer game Friday at UC Irvine. Soto's first goal came on a disputed play in the 71st minute when goalkeeper Chris Wanamaker slid to intercept a pass in the corner of the penalty box. Wanamaker stopped the ball on the line, throwing his body outside the box to avoid a penalty. Soto took the ball and scored in the open net. The referee indicated a goal as the Cincinnati defense argued the call.
April 23, 1998 |
Whenever someone asks Eddie Soto to describe his professional soccer career, he remembers his brother's now prophetic line. "He said, 'Any time you go professional, it's just like the entertainment industry--some days you're on the top of the world, and other days you just want to stay in a shell and never come out,' " Soto said. "It's been like that for me."
September 19, 1994
Eddie Soto scored two goals--for the second consecutive game--to lead Cal State Fullerton to a 3-1 victory over Vermont in the title game of the Reebok/Smith and Barney Invitational Sunday in Burlington, Vt. Tom Helmer broke a 1-1 tie with two minutes remaining and Soto added his second goal a minute later. Soto, who also scored two in a 3-1 victory over New Hampshire on Friday, was named the offensive most valuable player.
November 4, 1993 |
The 1993 soccer season, through the eyes of Cal State Fullerton forward Eddie Soto: The ball moves slowly upfield, creeping past the midfield stripe, rolling toward his side of the field. A teammate gives it a boot, and it slowly rolls his way. It takes forever to get to him. In fact, he could probably grab a sandwich and some chips by the time the ball arrives. After playing in Spain last summer, he knew things would be different when NCAA competition resumed.