Matador Soccer Field
Matador Soccer Field is the home venue for the Cal State Northridge men's and women's soccer teams. Read More
Head Coach Terry Davila begins his 17th season at the helm of the Matador mens soccer program at Northridge in 2015. A five-time Big West Mens Soccer Coach of the Year, Davila has led CSUN to six NCAA Tournament Appearances while producing 12 Major League Soccer draft picks in his tenure with the Matadors.
Under Davilas watch, CSUN captured both the 2003 and 2005 Big West Championships and then won the Big West Tournament title in 2012. The team also participated in the postseason in 2002, 2004 and 2013, hosting NCAA Tournament matches in 2005, 2012 and 2013. The Matadors advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in the 2005 tournament, defeating UC Santa Barbara at Matador Soccer Field in the Round of 32.
Among the Matadors to reach the top professional league in the United States (MLS) are former Matadors Sean Franklin, Rafael Garcia, Daniel Paladini, Joe Barton, Benjamin Benditson, Willie Sims, Chad Borak and Joe Franco. In the 2015 MLS Superdraft, the Matadors set a new program record by having two players (Sagi Lev-Ari and Edwin Rivas) selected in the same class.
Zach Feldman is entering his second season as assistant coach after four years as a volunteer assistant coach for the mens soccer program at CSUN. Feldman was a four-year starter for head coach Terry Davila from 2001-2005, making four NCAA appearances. He was a team captain in 2004 and 2005, leading the Matadors to a Sweet Sixteen berth in the NCAA College Cup during his senior campaign. Prior to playing for CSUN, Feldman laced up for the Conquistadors of El Camino Real High School, winning City Championships in 1999 and 2001, being named the L.A. City Player of the Year by both the Daily News and Los Angeles Times as a senior.
In addition to his time spent as an assistant at CSUN, Feldman is a coach with Real SoCal Soccer Club for the Boys Under-9 team. He is also a head trainer with the US Academy U-18 squad and is the head coach for L.A. Maccabi Soccer. Prior to that, Feldman was the director of recreation for Rampage Futbol Club for two seasons for the Girls U-15 and -10 teams and the Boys U-10 and -9 squads.
Feldman coached the California Stars Soccer Club from 2005-2007, working primarily with the Girls Under-16 and Boys Under-15 teams. He was also an assistant coach for the girls varsity squad at El Camino Real High School, helping lead the Conquistadors to back-to-back City Championships in 2005 and 2006.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Tony Castro begins his first season with the CSUN mens soccer program as a volunteer assistant coach in the 2015 season. He will work the with the CSUN defense, goalkeepers, and handle other administrative responsibilities with the Matadors.,
Castro brings extensive playing and coaching experience to the Matadors. At the professional level, he has worked as an assistant coach with UPSLs Valley United and NPSLs Santa Clarita Storm. He spent three years as an assistant coach at College of the Canyons, working both with the mens and womens programs.
At the high school level, Castro has worked at West Ranch High School, Golden Valley High School, Hart High School and John Burroughs High School. He also brings experience with youth squads at Real SoCal, Valley United and the Santa Clarita Valley Magic.,
Jose Luis Garcia
Director of Soccer Operations
Luis Garcia begins his third year on the staff of the CSUN mens soccer team in 2015. He assumes the Director of Soccer Operations position in 2015, handling travel, recruiting and other administrative duties.
Apart from CSUN, Garcia has coaching responsibilities with Real SoCal, where he heads the U-14 Academy Team under the US Soccer Development Academy League.
A two-year letterwinner for the Matadors, Garcia competed for CSUN in 2012 and 2011. He played in 20 matches and finished with a goal and two assists in 2012 as the Matadors captured the BIg West Tournament Title for the first time in program history.