February 28, 1998
El Toro continued its wild-card run as the Chargers upset visiting Long Beach Millikan, 1-0, in sudden-death overtime in the quarterfinals of the Southern Section Division I boys' soccer playoffs Friday at Trabuco Hills High School. The winning goal came at the 118th-minute mark, when Ryan Teramoto headed the ball in off a throw-in. The game was dominated by goalkeepers: El Toro's Josh Saunders had 12 saves; Millikan's Javier Mendoza had 13.
March 6, 1998 |
El Toro (14-10-2) vs. No. 3 Los Angeles Loyola (27-3) 6 TONIGHT; CERRITOS GAHR HIGH El Toro wasn't even expected to make it out of the wild-card round, but five upsets later, the Chargers find themselves in the Division I championship. Last year was supposed to be El Toro's year as it had a talented, senior-dominated team, but the Chargers failed to qualify for the playoffs. This year's group lost seven of its first eight games before rallying to make the playoffs.
November 2, 2011 |
Galaxy tonight VS. NEW YORK RED BULLS When: 8. Where: Home Depot Center. On the air: TV: ESPN2, ESPN Deportes; Radio: 1330. Records (including playoffs): Galaxy 20-5-10, Red Bulls 11-9-16. Record vs. Red Bulls: 1-1-1. Update: With a goal in hand heading into the second leg of the home-and-home playoff, the Galaxy faces an advantage and a challenge. A tie is all the team needs to advance to the conference title game, but it can't afford to get too conservative, midfielder David Beckham said.
May 8, 1998 |
* South Coast League finals at Trabuco Hills HS, 1 today: The Mission Viejo girls' team will be trying for its 16th consecutive league championship, Sisters Ashley and Dana Bethel of Mission Viejo are expected to run shoulder to shoulder in the 100 hurdles. The Bethels are the only athletes who can keep Trabuco Hills senior Darnesha Griffith from winning the high jump, long jump and triple jump.
March 7, 1998 |
Scoreless at halftime with third-seeded Los Angeles Loyola, El Toro appeared primed for another miracle. But El Toro's defense, which had posted three consecutive shutouts, had two major breakdowns in the second half as Chargers fell to Loyola, 2-1, in the Division I boys' final at Cerritos Gahr High on Friday night before 1,500 fans.
July 8, 2012
AT CHICAGO When: noon PDT. Where: Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Ill. On the air: TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes; Radio: 1150, 1330. Records: Galaxy 6-10-2, Fire 8-5-4. Record vs. Chicago: First meeting. Update: The Galaxy, loser of two in a row, will try to turn things around without its chief playmaker after midfielder David Beckham was suspended and fined an undisclosed amount by the league for "confrontational and provocative" behavior during and after the team's last road game in San Jose.