Freshmen making impact on pitch

For you soccer heads, Sheldon Shealer of ESPN.com has written a piece on the impact UCLA's freshmen have had this season.

The Bruins, ranked No. 20 by the NSCAA, had to make up for the departure of a strong senior class, which included Under-20 Team USA members Michael Stephens (Galaxy) and Brian Perk (Galaxy), as well as Kyle Nakazawa (Union) and David Estrada (FC Sounders). Amobi Okugo (Union) left after his freshman season.

UCLA is 5-2-1 as it opens up Pac-10 play this weekend.