TCU soccer to face USC for the first time in 12 years

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TCU vs Santa Clara soccer at the Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Complex in Fort Worth, Texas on August 25, 2022 (Photo courtesy of

By Sara Littlejohn, Staff Writer

No. 6 TCU will travel to California to face off against USC on the pitch for the first time in 12 years.

The Thursday evening match against the Trojans is the second road game for the Frogs (3-0-1).

During last weekend’s game against the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, forward Messiah Bright tallied the Frogs’ first goal within the first minute of the game. She scored two more goals for the Frogs, recording her second career hat trick.

“She’s a wonderful talent and she can score goals in a lot of different ways and it’s hard to deal with from a defending perspective,” said head coach Eric Bell.

USC (1-1) opened its season with a 3-0 loss to Purdue in West Lafayette, Indiana. The Trojans turned it around three days later with a 1-0 victory over Long Beach State. They’ll enter Thursday’s match coming off of a bye weekend.

The game will take place at 5 p.m. (CT) on Thursday, Sept. 1, and will be streamed on the Pac-12 Now app.