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UK Men’s Soccer Unveils 2018 Fall Schedule

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The University of Kentucky men’s soccer team announced its fall 2018 schedule, which includes three home games against teams that made the NCAA Tournament last season.

Nine teams on UK’s upcoming schedule finished last season in the top -50 RPI.

Kentucky will open the season with a three-game home stand at the Vickie & Wendell Bell Soccer Complex. The opener will be August 24 vs. DePaul. The home-opening stretch will conclude against in-state rival Louisville on September 4.

Kentucky will play its first Conference USA match at UAB on Sept. 8. Last season the Wildcats were 4-2-2 in conference play.

Kentucky will finish the season hosting Old Dominion (Nov. 2) before heading down to Charlotte, North Carolina, for the Conference USA Tournament.

The Wildcats will play a home preseason friendly August 12 against St. Louis University. They will then hit the road to play at Northern Kentucky in their only road preseason friendly.

Kentucky returns an important corps of players from a year ago, including Conference USA Golden Glove Award, Freshman of the Year, First Team All-C-USA and the Conference All-Freshman Team and All-Southeast Region Enrique Facusse.

UK also brings back a talented young core including C-USA All-Freshman Team members Leon Jones and Aimé Mabika.

Seventh-year Kentucky head coach Johan Cedergren also added Josh Oldroyd to the staff to serve as an assistant coach, alongside Chase Wileman, who enters his fifth year in 2018.

Oldroyd joins the UK staff after spending the past two season at Evansville, where the Purple Aces went a combined 21-16-5 the past two seasons. He replaced David Casper, who was hired as ETSU head coach. UK will face them at The Bell on Sept. 26.

Date

Opponent

Location

Time (EST)

August 12

Saint Louis University

Lexington, Ky.

3 PM

August 19

At Northern Kentucky

Highland Heights, Ky.

7 PM

August 24

DePaul

Lexington, Ky.

7:30 PM

August 31

Columbia

Lexington, Ky.

7:30 PM

September 4

Louisville

Lexington, Ky.

7:30 PM

September 8

At UAB

Birmingham, Ala.

8 PM

September 11

At Xavier

Cincinnati

7 PM

September 18

At Lipscomb

Nashville, Tenn.

8 PM

September 21

Charlotte

Lexington, Ky.

7:30 PM

September 26

ETSU

Lexington, Ky.

7:30 PM

September 29

At South Carolina

Columbia, S.C.

7 PM

October 3

Indiana

Lexington, Ky.

7 PM

October 7

At Florida International

Miami

7 PM

October 13

Marshall

Lexington, Ky.

7 PM

October 16

At Ohio State

Columbus, Ohio

7 PM

October 21

New Mexico

Lexington, Ky.

7 PM

October 24

Evansville

Lexington, Ky.

7 PM

October 28

At Florida Atlantic

Boca Raton, Fla.

1 PM

November 2

Old Dominion

Lexington, Ky.

7 PM

November 7-11

CUSA Tournament

Charlotte, N.C.

TBD

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For the best coverage of UK men’s soccer follow the team’s social media accounts on TwitterFacebook and Instagram in addition to on UKathletics.com.

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