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Men’s soccer fast start not enough

By Tom Burton | August 29, 2016

DeKALB| Men’s soccer opened their season Friday night with a 1-1 tie against the defending Missouri Valley Conference champion Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars.NIU (0-0-1) was led by sophomore midfielder Max Voss, who tallied the first...

Women’s soccer moves into MAC tourney

By Steve Shonder | October 28, 2013

The women’s soccer team got a boost from being at home and clinched a spot in the MAC tournament for the second year in a row.The Huskies (6-9-3, 4-4-2 MAC) upset the Kent State Golden Flashes (11-7, 6-4 MAC) 2-1 in Friday’s match, which was the program’s...

Men’s soccer wants to prove Ohio State loss was a fluke

By Jacob Onak | September 5, 2013

It’s back to Ohio for the men’s soccer team — “as The Pretenders say, right?” said coach Eric Luzzi, referencing the band’s “My City Was Gone.”Luzzi was talking about the Huskies’ upcoming games against Evansville and St. Louis in the...

Women’s soccer looks to lock up defense against South Dakota

By Sam Bauman | September 5, 2013

The women’s soccer team will look to rebound after a disappointing weekend at the Jackrabbit Invitational in Brookings, S.D.The action will take place over two games, one on Friday and one on Sunday. The first game on Friday will place the Huskies against...

Senior defendsers to be big factors for women’s soccer

By Sam Bauman | September 4, 2013

This season’s women’s soccer team brings a defense that is both talented and highly experienced.Led by senior Courtney Ksiazek and junior Lauren Noonan, the defense has had a strong showing early this season, despite a 4-1 defeat to Purdue. The experience...

Men’s soccer’s depth plays big role

By Jacob Onak | September 4, 2013

Roster depth can play a huge part in a postseason run, and early on in the season the men’s soccer team is showing it has a well-rounded group of guys.In its first two games against Cincinnati and Ohio State the Huskies have used 17 of their 23 players....

Men’s soccer can’t convert on chances against Ohio State

By Jacob Onak | September 3, 2013

After a sputtering offensive season in 2012, the men’s soccer team (1-1) entered its opening weekend splitting the results, but it wasn’t for a lack of chances.On Friday, the Huskies took on the Cincinnati Bearcats and came away with a solid 3-0 result.The...

Women’s soccer bounces back against Lewis

By Sam Bauman | September 3, 2013

The women’s soccer (2-1-0) team played twice this weekend and had a flair for the dramatics Sunday.Friday’s game at Purdue (2-2-0) was a 4-1 loss that was fraught with rain delays. The second game, on Sunday, featured the Huskies edging the Lewis...

U.S. takes Gold Cup title

By Jacob Onak | July 29, 2013

The U.S. men’s soccer team has once again been crowned Gold Cup Champions.Sunday, Brek Shea’s 69th-minute goal earned the States its fifth Gold Cup title and extended its current win streak to 11.The Gold Cup had a number of story lines, one of the...

Gold Cup group play winds down as U.S. takes on Costa Rica

By Jacob Onak | July 16, 2013

The United States seem to be in the driving seat in this summer’s Gold Cup.In their first two games the Yanks have scored a total of 10 goals and have given up just two. They are atop Group C and now will take on Costa Rica, another team which has won...

Magee, Soumare key in Fire run

By Jacob Onak | June 25, 2013

It’s official: The Chicago Fire are on a hot streak. Starting with a 1-1 draw on May 25, the Fire have not lost a match. In its past seven games Chicago has gone 5-2-0, most recently beating the Columbus Crew 2-1 in a U.S. Open Cup match. Why are they...

Injuries might keep new U.S. soccer lineup from a World Cup

By Jacob Onak | March 18, 2013

Jurgen Klinsmann, U.S. soccer head coach, has released his 23-man roster for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico. As we see in the roster selection, injuries have really put the U.S.’s back against the wall. The Yanks will...