Written by Travis Clark

thierjungLess than a week remains until the 2017 MLS Draft, with pro hopefuls getting one final shot starting this weekend at the Player Combine in Los Angeles.

California’s Christian Thierjung is among those players hoping to put his stamp with one final opportunity. After four solid years for the Golden Bears, the versatile attacker is looking to make an impression and climb the draft boards.

TopDrawerSoccer recently caught up with the California native ahead of the combine.

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Written by Dill Pickle

The California women’s soccer team clearly has a thing for Rihanna, and we’re not complaining about it. The Golden Bears produced this amazing mashup where they run through Ri-Ri’s catalogue while lip-synching in a variety of locations.

I can’t imagine the time and effort that went into this, not to mention the inner team tiffs: you missed your cue again!

It was well worth it. Very well done, ladies.


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Written by Jahmal Corner

You seen this California goal against Washington State? I swear it happens so qui … BOOM! There it is. Great dancing by the Golden Bears, by the way.

That was Emi Lawson on the kickoff goal in case you missed it. We tried to get her for an interview following the match Saturday but Cal said she’d already transported to Monday morning.


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Written by Jahmal Corner

Can you imagine Mount Rushmore without George Washington? Music without Justin Bieber? The Bourne Legacy without Matt Damon (wait, that’s happening?)

That’s basically what we just saw with this Cal Sports promo video, a production that DID NOT include the best thing to happen to paint since primer.

No Alex Morgan? How?

Instead we got chemists, the glee club, and even a quidditch squad at 1:38 (Really!?). I love the Golden Bears but this was a mistake.

Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off to lunch to eat a peanut sandwich minus the butter.


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Written by Jahmal Corner

If you’re a fan of women’s college soccer, you have reason to follow more than just the U.S. WNT at the upcoming London Olympics. That’s because some of our college stars are getting back to their international roots by playing for their home countries.

In other words, we’ll be competing against some of our own. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the familiar faces you’ll find on opposing squads.


Team Canada

Chelsea Stewart, UCLA
Jonelle Filigno, Rutgers

Odds Filigno and Stewart lead Canada past the U.S.: 15 percent. The Canadians did play us tough in our recent tune-up, but they’re in a tough Group F with Japan and Sweden. We wish the ladies luck, but it’s a long shot.


Team New Zealand

Rosie White, UCLA
Betsy Hassett, California

Odds White and Hassett lead New Zealand past the U.S.: About the same as Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes getting back together … not good.


Team Colombia

Natalia Gaitan, Toledo
Liana Salazar, Kansas
Orianica Velasquez Herrera, Indiana

Odds this group leads Colombia past the U.S.: Hahahaha!

Having said that, congrats to all the ladies for representing their countries. See ya in the fall.


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