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Michigan State men’s soccer (3-7-3) took the field against the Ohio State Buckeyes (6-7-1) Saturday night, following the Spartans’ women’s soccer team falling in a close match to Michigan at the same field. The men would not suffer the same fate as their counterparts, as they would go on to rout the Buckeyes 3-1 in a comeback victory, following the goals from sophomore forward Farai Mutatu, freshman forward Conner George and senior defender Michael Wetungu.
Michigan State men’s soccer got a critical piece of their team back recently when redshirt junior defender Patrick Nielsen returned from injury. After missing the first seven games of the season, Nielsen made his anticipated comeback in a 3-0 victory at Rutgers. The Copenhagen, Denmark native provides a major boost and veteran presence on the Spartan backend, and has eased his way into playing consistent minutes again.
Michigan State men’s soccer fell to Akron 2-0 Tuesday evening. The Spartans were unable to answer the Zips' offensive push, as Akron was able to get up 14 shots over the game, and two found net.
Last season, Michigan State men’s soccer made a deep run into the College Cup. On the shoulders of several seniors and future MLS draftees, they pushed their way to the Final Four.
The Michigan State Spartans (2-6-3) drew even with the reigning College Cup champions the No. 25 Maryland Terrapins (6-3-2) at DeMartin Stadium Friday night.
When Michigan State men’s soccer (2-6-3) took the field Friday evening against defending College Cup champions and conference opponents No. 25 Maryland Terrapins (6-3-2), the conditions were dry.
Michigan State men’s soccer will have its hands full when the defending NCAA champions, the Maryland Terrapins (6-3-1), come to East Lansing on Oct. 11. It has been somewhat of a slow start for the Spartans (2-6-2), but they will be heading into the game on five days rest, coming off a strong 2-1 victory in overtime on the road against Wisconsin on Oct. 6.
In a devastating shut-out, Michigan State soccer fell 0-3 against Penn State (5-1-2) in their Big Ten home opener on Tuesday. The Spartans struggled to put shots on goal, putting up nine, three of which came from Big Ten offensive player of the week Farai Mutatu, against the Nittany Lions. The Spartans moved their record to 1-6-2 overall and 1-1 in the Big Ten following the loss.
Following a standout performance against No. 22 Rutgers (6-1-2) this past Friday, sophomore forward Farai Mutatu was named Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Week.
After failing to secure a win in their first seven games, Michigan State men’s soccer (1-6-2) drew scrutiny, as many now consider them out of the College Cup race.
The streak has been broken.
After injuries to redshirt junior defenseman Patrick Nielsen and senior midfielder Giuseppe Barone, both on the watch list for the MAC Hermann Trophy and captains of the team, senior midfielder Michael Pimlott is the lone captain on the field for the Spartans. Pimlott led the green and white against No. 20 Notre Dame Tuesday night at DeMartin Stadium, a game in which the team had quality scoring chances, but ultimately ceased in a 1-0 loss.
Michigan State men’s soccer (0-5-2) looked to snap their four-game losing streak against a No. 16 Notre Dame (4-2-0) Tuesday night, but fell at the hands of a goal in the final minutes of the game.
Michigan State men’s soccer (0-4-2) is off to one of their worst starts in school history. It isn’t the follow up one would expect after their deep run in the college cup last year. However, there is still time to turn the season around and they have all the pieces to do so.
Six games into their season, the Michigan State men’s soccer team has yet to add a win to their record. The Spartans are 0-4-2 on the season, marking their worst starting record in over 10 years.
In a physical game versus in-state rival Western Michigan (4-2-0), Michigan State men’s soccer lost their fourth straight game in a row, falling 0-1 to the Broncos and making their record 0-4-2.
Missing two captains, leaders both on and off the field, Michigan State men’s soccer had holes to fill as they started their season.
Saturday evening Michigan State men’s soccer (0-2-2) will play their first game away from home against Dartmouth (1-1-0).
No. 16 Michigan State men’s soccer (0-2-2) suffered their second straight loss Sunday night to Cornell (1-1-0). The loss came at the hands of an overtime score from Will Citron, putting Cornell up 2-1 and ending the game.
No. 16 Michigan State men’s soccer (0-1-2) was defeated by the undefeated No. 13 Washington Huskies (3-0-0), receiving their first loss of the season in a 1-0 bout Friday night. The match was MSU’s first top-20 matchup of the year, and despite Spartan goalkeeper Hunter Morse’s seven saves, the Spartans couldn’t generate enough offense to put away the Huskies.