With games against Michigan and No. 1 Akron next week, and the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments looming in the near future, the No. 16 MSU men’s soccer team recently has accumulated an array of injuries.
Coming off its second-straight Big Ten road loss, the No. 21 MSU men’s soccer team will look to gain some confidence in a midweek, nonconference home match against Western Michigan at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
As if on cue, the Spartan Marching Band started the MSU Fight Song almost immediately following the game-winning goal in the No. 18 MSU men’s soccer match against New Hampshire.
The Barone brothers are used to living identical lives. But this year, similar groin injuries were enough to surprise even the twins from the No. 18 MSU men’s soccer team.
After an upset win over then-No. 6 Maryland to open the year, the MSU men’s soccer team was blown out by Georgetown. After that loss is where men’s soccer reporter Pat Evans began to see why the Spartans have what it takes to go far. Really far.
There might not have been a movie made about him, but soccer players should be trying to bend it like Thompson. Senior midfielder Spencer Thompson scored his second corner kick goal of the season, as the No. 15 MSU men’s soccer team opened up Big Ten play with a 2-0 home victory against Northwestern on Sunday.
The No. 15 MSU men’s soccer team found some added motivation before the season began after the team was projected to finish fifth in the conference in a preseason poll. The Spartans are the highest-ranked team in the Big Ten in the top 25 poll and aren’t looking back, moving toward their goal of the 2010 Big Ten Championship.
The Big Ten Conference was well-represented against the Big East Conference this weekend, with the conference going a combined 2-1-2 against Big East opponents. No. 19 MSU swept its two games during the weekend in the Big Ten/Big East Challenge with a 1-0 win against Marquette on Friday at home and a 2-0 victory at Notre Dame on Sunday.
The Big Ten conference and the No. 19 MSU men’s soccer team have an opportunity to show how good they are this weekend as two of the nation’s top soccer conferences meet in the Big Ten/Big East Challenge.