25 Nov 2021 | 06:39 | Football
TAMPA (Oct. 30, 2021) – The University of South Florida men’s soccer team closes out its regular-season road schedule with a crucial American Athletic Conference match on Sunday at Memphis. kick-off at the Memphis Soccer Complex is slated for 8 p.m. ET and the contest can be seen live on ESPN+.
Sunday is the second match of a two-match road stretch, and maybe the biggest contest of the season for the Bulls. South Florida still sits just three points behind the Tigers who will come into the match in fourth place in the conference standings. The top four teams in the league advance to The American Tournament, Nov. 10-13, at the site of the regular-season champion. South Florida looks to sweep the season series after defeating Memphis, 2-1, on Oct. 18 at Corbett Stadium. The Bulls currently holds the tie-breaker on Memphis.
After Sunday’s match, South Florida will close the regular season at home against Temple, who has already been eliminated from making the conference tournament, while the Tigers travel to third-place SMU. Both matches will be played on Nov. 5.
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MATCH 14 | SUN. OCT. 31, 2021 | 8 P.M. ET | MEMPHIS SOCCER COMPLEX, MEMPHIS, TENN.
Live Stats | Watch Live | Match Notes (PDF)
USF BULLS | 5-7-1, 3-5 AAC
Last Game: Oct. 27 vs UCF (W, 4-3, ot)
Next Game: Nov. 5 vs. Temple, 7:30 p.m.
Head Coach: Bob Butehorn
Career Record: 162-132-36 (15th season)
At USF: 32-34-8 (Fifth season)
MEMPHIS TIGERS | 5-8-1, 4-4 AAC
Last Game: Oct. 27 vs Temple (W, 2-1)
Next Game: Nov. 5 at SMU, 7 p.m.
Head Coach: Richard Mulrooney
Career Record: 49-63-16 (Eighth season)
At Memphis: Same
THE SERIES VS. MEMPHIS
– USF and Memphis will meet for the 27th time on Sunday, with the Bulls leading in the all-time series, 17-5-4 … The last meeting between the two sides came on Oct. 15, with the Bulls coming out on top, 2-1… USF holds a 6-1-3 record against the Tigers in Memphis.
– The Bulls come into the match having won three of the last four and seven of the last nine meetings.
A LOOK AT THE TIGERS
– Memphis comes into its match with USF, 5-8-1 on the year, and 4-4 in The American … The Tigers are coming off a 2-1 win over Temple on Wednesday night … Memphis has dropped two of its last three matches after winning three straight.
– Maximillian Galizzi and Artur DeLuca lead the Tigers in scoring with 17 points (7g, 3a) and nine points (4g, 1a), respectively.
A LOOK AHEAD
– Following Sunday’s match at Memphis, the Bulls will return home to Corbett Stadium on Oct. 31 where they will close out the regular season against Temple. … Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.
– The American Athletic Conference Tournament take place Nov. 13-15 at the site of the No. 1 seed.
CORBETT ATTENDANCE POLICY
– For the first time since Nov. 9, 2019, Corbett Stadium will return to full-capacity seating for fans, a stretch of 647-days entering USF’s season-opening match against Jacksonville on Aug. 26.
CATCH THE BULLS ON BULLS UNLIMITED
– Fans can also catch all of the action on USF Bulls Unlimited … Launched in August 2017 as a 24/7 platform for USF sports, it’s the exclusive home for the play-by-play call of Darek Sharp for USF men’s soccer … The 2019-20 season saw the introduction of a second full-time channel, Bulls Unlimited 2, to handle broadcasts when two Bulls teams are playing at the same time … Both stations are available via the iHeart Radio app (search “USF”) and provide static-free quality whether you’re listening on your streaming device, laptop or desktop.
Fans can purchase tickets to USF men’s soccer home matches by calling 1-800-GoBulls or at USFBullsTix.com.
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USF Men’s Soccer competed in the school’s first ever intercollegiate athletic contest on Sept. 25, 1965, beating Florida Southern 4-3. Since then, the oldest program on campus has built a winning tradition, claiming 14 conference championships and making 21 NCAA Tournament appearances, including 3 trips to the elite eight.
The program also has a strong reputation within the professional game and boasts 29 MLS draft picks. Notable alumni include two-time MLS Golden Boot winner Jeff Cunningham, USA 1994 World Cup star Roy Wegerle, and 2013 MLS Cup winner Dom Dwyer.
The Bulls have advanced to the postseason in 18 of the past 20 years, including 12 NCAA Tournament appearances during that period.
USF Soccer concluded the 2020 season with four players earning AAC honors, highlighted by first first-team selection Josue Monge and Salvatore Mazzaferro who was tabbed a second-team selection. Also, Oscar Resano and Brian Schaefer were named to the American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team. Head coach Bob Butehorn returns to lead USF in his fifth season on the sidelines.