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Clemson Announces 2009 Men’s Soccer Schedule

May 1, 2009

CLEMSON, SC–The 2009 men’s soccer schedule has been announced by the Clemson University Athletic Department Friday afternoon.

The Tigers will play a 17-match regular season before the annual ACC Tournament to be played in Cary, NC on November 10-15. This year’s scheduled will have the Tigers playing seven 2008 NCAA Tournament teams including the NCAA College Cup runner up North Carolina and NCAA College Cup Champion Maryland. Clemson defeated both of these teams last season and was only one of two teams to be able to claim that feat.

Clemson will open the 2009 campaign with two exhibition matches in late August. On August 22, the Tigers will play an exhibition match at Alabama-Birmingham before playing USC Upstate in a home exhibition match on August 26.

The Tigers will open the 2009 season with four home matches. Clemson will open with a home match against Gardner-Webb on Tuesday, September 1. On Friday, September 4, the Tigers will play host to South Carolina. Clemson will also entertain Charlotte on September 9, and Wake Forest on Sunday, September 13.

After a road match with Elon on September 16, Clemson will play host to Virginia Tech on September 20. The Tigers will play at Virginia on September 26 and will return home to play Georgia Southern to finish out the month of September.

On October 3, Clemson will renew the series with perennial power St. Louis on the road before playing at ACC foe Boston College on October 9.

Clemson will play host to defending National Champions Maryland on Friday, October 16, at Historic Riggs Field. On October 20, the Tigers will play Furman at home. The Tigers will play at Duke on Friday, October 23, and will play host to Wofford on Tuesday, October 27.

After road matches at N.C. State and at Longwood, the Tigers will close the regular season on Friday, November 6, as the Tigers will play host to National Finalist North Carolina at 7:00 pm.

The 2009 Clemson roster will feature nine returning starters.

2009 Clemson Men’s Soccer Schedule

Date Day Opponent Time
Aug. 22 (Sat.) at Ala-Birmingham (Exhibition) 7:00 pm
Aug. 26 (Wed.) USC UPSTATE (Exhibition) 7:00 pm
Sept. 1 (Tues.) GARDNER-WEBB 7:00 pm
Sept. 4 (Fri.) SOUTH CAROLINA 7:00 pm
Sept. 9 (Wed.) CHARLOTTE 7:00 pm
Sept. 13 (Sun.) * WAKE FOREST 5:00 pm
Sept. 16 (Wed.) at Elon 7:00 pm
Sept. 20 (Sun.) * VIRGINIA TECH 2:00 pm
Sept. 26 (Sat.) * at Virginia 7:00 pm
Sept. 29 (Tues.) GA SOUTHERN 7:00 pm
Oct. 3 (Sat.) at St. Louis 7:00 pm
Oct. 9 (Fri.) * at Boston College 7:00 pm
Oct. 16 (Fri.) * MARYLAND 7:00 pm
Oct. 20 (Tues.) FURMAN 7:00 pm
Oct. 23 (Fri.) * at Duke 7:00 pm
Oct. 27 (Tues.) WOFFORD 7:00 pm
Oct. 30 (Fri.) * at N.C. State # 7:00 pm
Nov. 3 (Tues.) at Longwood 4:00 pm
Nov. 6 (Fri.) * NORTH CAROLINA 7:00 pm
Nov. 10-15 (Tues.- Sun.) at ACC Tournament #  

# at Cary, NC *Denotes Atlantic Coast Conference Match