BYU men’s soccer travels to Fresno for their second game in three days


The BYU men’s soccer travels to Fresno to match-up against the undefeated Fuego on Thursday night, just two days after picking up a win against the Blues.

The Cougars defeated the OC Blues Strikers FC 3–1 on Tuesday in Huntington Beach. They will travel directly to Fresno to play the Fuego in their home opener.

BYU has won two straight games, including an exhibition game and are anxious to make it three in a row.

“Fresno is a great team, one of the top teams in our league,” head coach Chris Watkins said. “(It’s) a great opportunity to keep this momentum going.”

In their two match-ups against the Fuego last year, the Cougars had limited success, notching only one draw at South Field and a loss in Fresno. The loss from last year came in the final minutes on a controversial no-call that allowed the Fuego to score.

“We obviously thought it was a major foul, but the referee didn’t call it,” Watkins said. “The game was over.”

However, the Cougars are hopeful that a mix of fresh faces and experienced players will be enough to grab a win at one of the toughest venues in the Premier Development League.

After Thursday night’s match, BYU will travel to Ventura, California, to take on the Ventura County Fusion on Saturday.

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