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Big Game: Men's Soccer Edition Open Thread

El Classico* is this week but soccer rivalry is not just restricted to Spain. Big Game hits Men's Soccer today as the Bears (6-3-1, 1-1) travels down to The Farm to take on Furd (4-5, 1-1). This is part 1 of the traditional conference home and home series between the rivals this season, part 2 will be at Edwards on Nov. 9.

When: 7 PM PT

TV/Online: Pac-12 Networks (online for subscribers only)

Score update: twitter (@CalMensSoccer) and Gametracker

*"El Classico" is the name for soccer matches between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid...who are playing this Sunday.

Coming off a home 3-1 loss to the tough UCLA squad that also snapped a 6 game unbeaten streak, Bears will next face rival Stanfurd on the road. Both teams are coming off 3-1 losses to UCLA and are somewhat equally matched (since this game will be at The Farm).

From Cal Athletics:

Common Opponents
Cal and Stanford have played five common opponents so far - Santa Clara, San Francisco, Loyola Marymount, San Diego State and UCLA - and the Bears have produced a 3-1-1 record against them (2-1 win at Santa Clara on Sept. 24, 0-0 2 OT tie vs. USF on Sept. 16, 1-0 win vs. LMU on Sept. 23, 1-0 win vs. SDSU on Sept. 28 and 3-1 loss vs. UCLA on Sept. 30). Stanford has a 2-3-0 record against those five - 1-0 win over USF on Sept. 24, 2-1 loss to Santa Clara on Sept. 16, 2-1 overtime loss to LMU on Sept. 21, 3-1 loss to UCLA on Sept. 28 and 2-0 win over SDSU on Sept. 30.

Bears tied and loss the matches against Furd last year. This should be a good one.