(M) Soccer

article image
Taking on Tampa Tuesday
August 14, 2017
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Article Print Article
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - UCF plays its first of two exhibition matches on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. against Tampa. Admission is free to the contest at the UCF Soccer Complex.

The Knights began their preparation for the campaign on Aug. 9 with their first practice. The squad has held training sessions in four of the last five days.

There are 11 newcomers training alongside 15 returners from the 2016 squad. UCF head coach Scott Calabrese is in his first season guiding the Knights.

Senior Matias Pyysalo is the reigning American Athletic Conference Player of the Year after scoring 10 goals and adding five assists. The Knights won three league games and earned a berth in top four of the conference standings.

Tampa posted a 13-5-3 overall record and 4-4-1 mark in Sunshine State Conference play. The Spartans advanced to the NCAA DII Quarterfinals.

The Knights wrap up exhibition play on Saturday with a 7 p.m. start against Georgia Southern at the UCF Soccer Complex.

The UCF men's soccer team is set to begin its first campaign under the guidance of head coach Scott Calabrese and will welcome seven teams to the UCF Soccer Complex. Click here or call (407) 823-1000 for ticket information.

Membership to Knights Watch, the official supporters group of UCF Soccer, begins at $15 for students and $50 for fans. Packages include tickets to all home contests for men's and women's soccer, a Knights Watch T-Shirt, a soccer scarf and a variety of free catered tailgates. To become a member, click here.

Never miss any UCF Knights news from your favorite team by downloading the free UCF Knights app right to your iOS or Android phone! The app provides personalized information for men's and women's teams, scores, schedules, loyalty programs and even breaking news.

More News

Meet the Knights

{{player.sport}} - {{player.position}}
{{stat.name}}: {{stat.data}}
All State
Florida Blue
DoubleTree Bottom
Central Florida Expressway
Hedez Dry Cleaners
Hilton Garden Inn Bottom
Luxury Transportation Group
Uploaded Ad
Uploaded Ad
Coke AD
Addition AD
Nike AdNik
Spectrum Ad