TAMPA (Nov. 12, 2022) – The No. 3-seeded College of South Florida males’s soccer workforce returns to the pitch on Sunday afternoon to face top-seeded FIU within the championship match of the American Athletic Convention Event on the FIU Soccer Stadium in Miami. Kick-off is slated for 1 p.m. and the match may be seen stay on ESPN+. The winner will earn The American’s automated bid into the NCAA Event whereas the runner-up will await an at-large bid into the postseason occasion.
The Inexperienced and Gold, who’ve now received five-straight matches and are unbeaten in 11 of their final 13, play of their fourth AAC championship match (2022, 2016, 2014, 2013) profitable the inaugural AAC Championship in 2013.
South Florida is now 10-5 all-time within the American Athletic Convention Event and 3-2 as a No. 3 seed.
Throughout this 12 months’s event, the Bulls defeated Charlotte, within the first spherical, 2-1, on Nov. 6 and SMU within the semifinals on Thursday, 1-0.
South Florida and FIU performed to a 3-3 draw on Oct. 16 at Corbett Stadium in Tampa. Brian Schaefer, Segun Afolabi and Oscar Resano netted targets for the Bulls with Resano’s aim being the equalizer within the 80′.
Resano (5g) and Ajmeer Spengler (4g, 2a) lead the workforce in factors with 10 every. They’re adopted by Alfred Perez (3g, 1a) with seven factors and Schaefer (2g, 1a), Marcus Victorio (1g, 3a) and Shion Soga (1g, 3a) who’re all tied for fourth in scoring with 5 factors apiece.
MATCH 18 | SUN. NOV. 13, 2022 | 1 P.M. | FIU SOCCER STADIUM, MIAMI, FLA.
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NO. 3 SEED USF BULLS | 8-5-4
Final Sport: Nov. 10, vs. SMU, W, 1-0
Subsequent Sport: NCAA Event (if nec.)
Head Coach: Bob Butehorn
Profession Report: 172-137-41 (twentieth season)
At USF: 42-39-13 (Sixth season)
NO. 1 SEED FIU PANTHERS | 12-4-1
Final Sport: Nov. 10 vs. FIU, W, 1-0
Subsequent Sport: NCAA Event (if nec.)
Head Coach: Kevin Russel
Profession Report: 28-12-4 (Third Season)
At FIU: Similar
SOUTH FLORIDA IN THE AAC TOURNAMENT
– South Florida is 10-5 all-time within the American Athletic Convention Event and 3-2 as a No. 3 seed … The Bulls advance to the title match after getting postseason revenge on SMU within the semifinals on Thursday night time, 1-0 …
– In South Florida’s final look within the AAC semis on Nov. 13, 2019 – additionally as a No. 3 seed – the Inexperienced and Gold fell to second-seeded SMU in a heartbreaker, 2-1 in double time beyond regulation.
– Sunday would be the Bulls’ fourth look within the American Athletic Convention championship match, having superior in 2013, 2014 and 2016 … South Florida received the inaugural AAC Championship in 2013, defeating UConn, 0-0 (6-5 in penalty kicks).
THE SERIES VS. FIU
– South Florida and FIU meet for the thirty third time with the Panthers edging out the Bulls with a 14-13-5 total report.
– The 2 sides final met on Oct. 16 in Tampa leading to a 3-3 draw.
A LOOK AT THE PANTHERS
– In its first 12 months as members of the American Athletic Convention, FIU claimed the common season championship with an 11-4-1 report, incomes the No. 1 seed within the AAC event.
– The Panthers enter the finals after defeating Memphis, 1-0 on Thursday on the FIU Soccer Stadium … Stephen Afrifa’s (23 pts; 10g, 3a) efficiency together with a lock-down protection secured the 1-0 win.
LAST TIME OUT
– No. 3 Seeded-South Florida defeated No. 16-ranked and second-seeded SMU, 1-0 – the one convention opponent the Inexperienced and Gold misplaced to through the common season – on Thursday within the semifinals of the American Athletic Affiliation Event, 1-0 … The victory prolonged the workforce’s win streak to 5 video games … The Bulls are unbeaten in 11 of their final 13 matches.
– The Mustangs have been referred to as for a foul on South Florida within the field within the 30′ … Miami’s personal Alfred Perez stepped to the spot and fired a shot that barely deflected off SMU goalkeeper Bram Kaarsgaren’s left hand and up into the highest of the aim to provide the Bulls the lead for the one aim of the match.
– SMU missed a penalty kick huge left within the 70′ and had a aim taken down on account of an offsides referred to as 9 minutes later.
A LOOK AHEAD
– The 2022 NCAA Division I Males’s Soccer Choice Present can be Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. on NCAA.com … The sector consists of 48 groups, 23 of these groups will get the automated bid due to convention championships.
About USF Males’s Soccer
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USF Males’s Soccer competed within the college’s first ever intercollegiate athletic contest on Sept. 25, 1965, beating Florida Southern 4-3. Since then, the oldest program on campus has constructed a profitable custom, claimed 14 convention championships and made 21 NCAA Event appearances, together with 3 journeys to the elite eight.
This system additionally has a powerful popularity throughout the skilled sport and boasts 29 MLS draft picks. Notable alumni embody two-time MLS Golden Boot winner Jeff Cunningham, USA 1994 World Cup star Roy Wegerle, and 2013 MLS Cup winner Dom Dwyer.
The Bulls have superior to the postseason in 18 of the previous 20 years, together with 12 NCAA Event appearances throughout that interval.
The College of South Florida males’s soccer workforce was nicely represented on the AAC postseason All-Convention Group in 2021 with 4 gamers incomes honors. Highlighting the Bulls’ honorees was the American Athletic Convention Co-Goalkeeper of the 12 months, Kazuna Takase, together with first-team choice Shion Soga. As well as, Takase was additionally chosen to the All-Convention Second Group together with Salvatore Mazzaferro, and Josh Gomina was named to the AAC All-Rookie Group.
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