Sunday, September 20, 2020

Sports | Men's Soccer

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Rensing talks in-state battles, Penn State

The men’s soccer team may have a difficult week ahead of them, but they’re looking forward to the challenge. The No. 18 Spartans (7-1-2 Overall, 1-0-1 Big Ten) will face a tricky midweek tilt against in-state rival Oakland (5-2-5, 3-0-1 Horizon) at 4 p.m. Wednesday at DeMartin Stadium.

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Magic number: Players tell why it's theirs

The likes of Lionel Messi, Pele, Wayne Rooney and Diego Maradona are all linked by something other than their goal scoring prowess on the field — the jersey No. 10. Even for members of the MSU men’s soccer team, the significance of their jersey number is an important aspect of the game.

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OSU next in line for on-fire men's soccer team

The men’s soccer team had a good week last week, to say the least. MSU (7-1-1 overall, 1-0-0 Big Ten) went on the road and beat University of Illinois-Chicago 2-0 to earn their sixth shutout of the season last Tuesday. Shortly after, the Spartans upset No. 5 Northwestern 3-2 in double overtime on the Wildcats’ home turf Sunday afternoon.

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Men's soccer beats No. 5 Northwestern

The last time the MSU men’s soccer team took the field in Evanston, Ill., they won the Big Ten Tournament in an overtime match against Michigan. In their first return trip to Lakeside Field since then, the Spartans (7-1-1 overall, 1-0-0 Big Ten) opened up Big Ten play with a 3-2, double overtime win against No. 5 Northwestern (7-3-0 overall, 1-1-0 Big Ten).

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Men's soccer drops by U.S. Soccer headquarters

When the MSU men’s soccer team traveled to Chicago for a matchup with Illinois-Chicago, they took a detour that was right up their alley. The Spartans stopped by the headquarters of the U.S. Soccer federation located in downtown Chicago to tour Soccer House and kill some time before beating the Flames.

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Men's soccer utilizing break to regroup, heal before Creighton

In the wake of a week that saw the MSU men’s soccer team come away with a pair of wins, the team now is doing something it’s not used to — nothing at all. The five-day break between the Spartans’ (4-1-0) 1-0 win against Bowling Green, Sept. 18, at DeMartin Stadium and their trip to Omaha, Neb. to take on No. 5 Creighton Tuesday is the second-longest of the season.

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Spartans ready for Bowling Green

The next game is the biggest game of the year. That’s the new motto for the MSU men’s soccer team (3-1-0) heading into a showdown with Bowling Green (1-2-2) at 5 p.m. Wednesday evening at DeMartin Stadium.

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Men's soccer needs more respect

Where’s the love? On the heels of an impressive 2-0 win against a tough Marquette team Sunday evening in Wisconsin, it’s time for the MSU men’s soccer team to once again break into the rankings.

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Men's soccer rained out after taking early lead

The weather has not been kind to MSU athletics this season. After the first two football games of the season were delayed due to rain, the MSU men’s soccer team faced their second rainout of the season when they traveled to University of Detroit Mercy Wednesday afternoon.

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MSU students off to see USA vs. Mexico in Columbus

The legend of Dos a Cero is more than just a score, it’s a trio of results that will live in U.S. Soccer’s history forever. The last three times the U.S. and Mexico have tangled in World Cup qualifiers in the U.S. were in Columbus, Ohio at Columbus Crew Stadium. Each time the score ended in 2-0 in favor of the Americans.