Best Rivalry In College Soccer

May 12, 2011

And now are more reasons to buy season tickets to Gaucho Soccer.

Not only does UCSB have the best stadium in the country, the best fans in the country, it now has the best soccer rivalry in the country according to College Soccer News. In a recent story, College Soccer News ranked the UCSB-Cal Poly matchup as the number one rivalry in college soccer.

Here's an excerpt from the their story:

The fan base of both schools have made this one truly special. You want passion in a game then check out UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly. This Central Coast rivalry is a dandy. For starters there is no love lost between these two Big West Conference schools which are located about one hour from each other. The tremendous fan support that this one generates catapults it into the number one spot. In fact, the UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly game has produced six of the ten highest attended regular season college soccer matches in NCAA history. During the past four years the series has been closely contested with UCSB holding a 5-2-2 edge. The excitement of the rivalry has been further fueled by the fact five of those games went into overtime.

The story also ranked UCSB-UCLA has the 7th best rivalry in the country. The Gauchos set an NCAA attendance record last season when 15,896 fans packed Harder Stadium to watch UCSB's convincing 2-0 win over the Bruins.

Fans can be part of the best rivalry in the country and more by purchasing season tickets today. UCSB led the nation with over 1,300 season tickets last year and our goal for the upcoming season is to have 2,000 season tickets. Join the movement. Be 2k Strong with the Gauchos! Click here or call 805.893.UCSB today to grab your tickets.