Category Archives: Men’s Soccer

Catching Up With DU Men’s Soccer Head Coach Jamie Franks

photo courtesy of Denver Athletics

With a 1-0 win over Eastern IllinoisDenver men’s soccer extended its regular season unbeaten streak to 28 games. Boasting a 9-0-2 record thus far in 2016, the Pioneers are maintaining their top ten status in the national rankings, currently ranked at #8. As such, the program is looking to advance further this year in hopes of winning its first national title. After going undefeated in the regular season last year and snapping its 29-match home unbeaten streak during the second round of the NCAA tournament, the team has returned with a vengeance and is determined to achieve their preseason goals.

Head Coach Jamie Franks, describes the impact losing in such a heartbreaker  against Southern Methodist University last season imposed on the team and the valuable lessons the players collected. Continue reading Catching Up With DU Men’s Soccer Head Coach Jamie Franks

DU Weekend Sports Recap

Riding a roller coaster never looked so good

The 8th ranked DU men’s soccer team played the game of the weekend on Saturday in a back and forth affair with IPFW. Defensive midfielder Graham Smith scored the game’s opening goal in the first half and the final goal in the 79th minute to squeak by Fort Wayne 4-3 in DU’s  Summit League opener at CIBER Field. This game was called ‘sloppy’ by head coach Jamie Franks but overall, it’s tough to call and 8-0-2 record a disappointment. Continue reading DU Weekend Sports Recap

Denver and Creighton Draw in Extra Time

Photo courtesy of Denver Men’s Soccer

The No. 8 ranked Denver Pioneers travelled to Omaha, Nebraska to face the No. 12 ranked Creighton Bluejays, finishing in a tie following extra time. The storied matchup between two well-respected programs translated onto the pitch, as the two teams battled each one another for 110 minutes. Continue reading Denver and Creighton Draw in Extra Time

DU Men Set to Shake Soccer’s Established Order

Photo: Expect 3,000+ spectators at Creighton’s Morrison Stadium Wednesday night  – Adam Streur Photography

Sure, Denver has played in a number of regular season tilts in hockey and lacrosse ranked as a top 10 program facing other top ranked programs . But off the ice and lacrosse field, this Wednesday night’s game is the biggest regular season game ever for the University of Denver.

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Historic St Louis Soccer Program Invades CIBER

The University of St. Louis Billikens visit CIBER field tonight. They were the dominant force in men’s collegiate soccer during the late 1950s through the mid-1970s. The Billikens have won 10 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championships – the most of any men’s college soccer program. Also, according to Wikipedia, SLU also holds the record for most NCAA Tournament appearances with 44 – most recently in 2014. They were guided in the past by two coaching legends. Head Coach Bob Guelker led them to their first five championships while Harry Keough coached the last five championship teams  They hail from the Atlantic 10 conference. Their current record is 1-1-2 with an impressive win over Wake Forest (1-0 final) and ties with Tulsa and Marquette. Their loss came against North Carolina in Chapel Hill (0-3 final).  Continue reading Historic St Louis Soccer Program Invades CIBER