BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—Two weeks ago, CSU Bakersfield men’s soccer coach Richie Grant announced that the Roadrunners would host the Mexican professional club, Pachuca, as part of the CSUB Spring schedule. Grant today announced that the Mexico U-17 national team is going to travel to the Main Soccer Field to kick off the 2017 spring schedule on Wednesday Mar. 1.  

“We are ecstatic about our spring schedule,” Grant said. ““What a great opportunity to open up with the Mexican National U 17 team, one of the best in the world in their age group, our players are really excited!”

The ‘Runners will play future WAC opponent California Baptist on (Apr. 1) and will travel to UC Santa Barbara on Mar. 10. After the Pachuca match, the spring will conclude with an Apr. 22 matchup against two-time and defending national champion Stanford.

“We will follow that game with another big draw against FC Pachuca, and finish the spring with the NCAA national champions, Stanford,” Grant said. “We are very grateful to all the support and effort we have received to host these matches on our campus.  This is a unique and exciting prospect for our program and our extended CSUB community.”

2017 CSU Bakersfield Men’s Soccer Spring Schedule

Date Opponent Time
Wednesday, Mar. 1 Mexico U-17 7 p.m.
Friday, Mar.10 at UC Santa Barbara
7 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 25 Pachuca FC 7 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 1 California Baptist 1 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 22 Stanford                              7 p.m.