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  1. Besler’s Ride To Brazil

    Jun 13, 2014, 2:12 AM EST

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    Originally posted on Fighting Irish Blog:
    When I began in this position in the summer of 2013, one of the first one-on-one interviews I participated in was with Irish men’s soccer alum Matt Besler. Besler, a 2009 graduate of Notre Dame, was in the middle of his MLS season with Sporting KC and had just…

  2. Irish In The MLS (And The World Cup)

    Jun 10, 2014, 11:22 AM EST

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    Originally posted on Fighting Irish Blog:
    Not only has a former Notre Dame men’s soccer student-athlete landed on the ground in Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but a few other alums are making their presence felt in the MLS. Matt Besler After a storied career at Notre Dame, 2009 graduate Matt Besler was…

  3. Irish In The MLS (And The USMNT) • June 3, 2014

    Jun 3, 2014, 2:52 PM EST

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    Originally posted on Fighting Irish Blog:
    Another weekend of great play from Notre Dame men’s soccer alums in the professional and International ranks is behind us. We can’t forget about our boy, Matt Besler on the United States Men’s National Team on his play preceding the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Before we get underway,…

  4. Irish In The MLS (And On The USMNT) – May 27, 2014

    May 27, 2014, 4:28 PM EST

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    Originally posted on Fighting Irish Blog:
    A great week on the international stage for the Irish soccer program as the men’s squad continues its journey over in Africa for their “Service, Sightseeing & Soccer” trip abroad. On the national stage, an alum was named to the United States Men’s National Team for the 2014 World…

  5. For College And Country

    May 22, 2014, 11:16 PM EST

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    Originally posted on Fighting Irish Blog:
    For the first time in program history, a former Notre Dame men’s soccer player was selected to the 23-man roster for the United States Men’s National Team ahead of the 2014 World Cup. It was announced on Thursday afternoon (almost a week earlier than most predicted) by USMNT manager…

  6. Irish In The Pros – May 13th

    May 13, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

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    It was a huge week on and off the pitch for Irish alums as the MLS season continues to roll on and the United States Men’s National Team manager, Jurgen Klinsmann, inches towards his final roster for the 2014 World Cup. First off, let’s congratulate Matt Besler for being named to the United States Men’s…

  7. An Irish Run For The Roses

    May 5, 2014, 3:11 PM EST

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    Originally posted on Fighting Irish Blog:
    Mostly everybody watches horse racing once a year, and that time was on Saturday, May 3rd. As the eyes of the world and especially the horse racing community turned to Churchill Downs for the running of the Kentucky Derby, there was a bit of an “Irish Flair” to the…

  8. Klazura And Rose Abroad: The Boys Are Back

    May 2, 2014, 9:10 AM EST

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    A pair of Notre Dame men’s soccer alums, Greg Klazura (’11) and Mike Rose (’12), are on a six-month internship with Grassroots Soccer in Zimbabwe and are sharing their story with us as it goes. This week, Greg returns to the keyboard and talks about pretty much everything … I want to apologize to the world for…

  9. Klazura And Rose Abroad: Greg’s Hat And The Soccer Culture Of The Region

    Apr 1, 2014, 1:18 PM EST

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    A pair of Notre Dame men’s soccer alums, Greg Klazura (’11) and Mike Rose (’12), are on a six-month internship with Grassroots Soccer in Zimbabwe and are sharing their story with us as it goes. This week, Mike talks about Greg’s hat, lacking infrastructure in Zimbabwe and the soccer culture in the region…   Hi everyone…

  10. Irish In The MLS

    Mar 13, 2014, 11:07 AM EST

    MLS: Preseason-Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls

    As the 2014 MLS season began last weekend, I thought it was necessary to run through the former Irish soccer student-athletes who are actively on MLS rosters.   Nine former members of the Irish soccer program are currently in the MLS, they are …   Justin Morrow • Toronto FC   )   Bright Dike…

  11. Klazura and Rose Abroad: Mike’s Sniffing Talent and Preventing HIV

    Mar 12, 2014, 4:29 PM EST

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    A pair of Notre Dame men’s soccer alums, Greg Klazura (’11) and Mike Rose (’12), are on a six-month internship with Grassroots Soccer in Zimbabwe and are sharing their story with us as it goes. This week, Greg is on the keyboard talking about HIV prevention, Mike’s incredible sniffing talent and the Mayor…   Greetings Makiwa…

  12. Klazura and Rose Abroad: “Someone Took Their Money And Ran”

    Feb 25, 2014, 4:43 PM EST

    Ever seen the movie 'Searching for Bobby Fischer'? Yea, it was nothing like that.

    A pair of Notre Dame men’s soccer alums, Greg Klazura (’11) and Mike Rose (’12), are on a six-month internship with Grassroots Soccer in Zimbabwe and are sharing their story with us as it goes. This week, Mike is on the keyboard talking about getting robbed, losing a soccer game and the importance of circumcision in…

  13. Klazura and Rose Abroad: “Masters of Logistics”

    Feb 18, 2014, 3:13 PM EST

    Methembe took us to Matopos National Park, about an hour south of town with his son Mdu and the visiting Jeff Cook. Coach Cook is the former Dartmouth Head coach and current Philadelphia Union Academy Coach.

A rocky hill top with breathtaking views in the middle of Matopos is the burial place of Cecil John Rhodes, the founder of British ruled Rhodesia which later became independent Zimbabwe. Although Rhodes ironically lived most of his life in South Africa he chose Matopos as his gravesite, not a bad choice. We were able to see some baboons, monkeys, and a of couple miniature deer. Mdu claims he saw zebras and a whole pride of lions. I remain skeptical.

    A pair of Notre Dame men’s soccer alums, Greg Klazura (’11) and Mike Rose (’12), are on a six-month internship with Grassroots Soccer in Zimbabwe and are sharing their story with us as it goes. This week, the duo talks about their purpose in Zimbabwe and how important “logistics” are… February 14 – Week In Review…

  14. Klazura and Rose Abroad: Transportation, Tan, Laundry.

    Feb 10, 2014, 3:31 PM EST

    Hand-washing our clothes at the Bantu House

    A pair of Notre Dame men’s soccer alums, Greg Klazura (’11) and Mike Rose (’12), are on a six-month internship with Grassroots Soccer in Zimbabwe and are sharing their story with us as it goes. After a crazy first week, the duo finally started settling down in their new digs… February 3, 2014 – Week…

  15. Klazura and Rose Abroad: The Beginning

    Feb 10, 2014, 3:01 PM EST

    Greg and Mike want it to be known that the guy on his phone asked to be in the picture

    A pair of Notre Dame men’s soccer alums, Greg Klazura (’11) and Mike Rose (’12), are on a six-month internship with Grassroot Soccer in Zimbabwe and are sharing their story with us as it goes. Their first post is a collection of summaries about their travels and the beginning of their internship with Grassroot Soccer.…

  16. Survive And Advance: A Title For The Ages

    Dec 16, 2013, 2:43 PM EST

    The Notre Dame men's soccer team sings the alma mater after winning the program's first College Cup title.

    The Notre Dame men’s soccer team and head coach Bobby Clark can now call themselves “national champions” after defeating Maryland 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at PPL Park in Philadelphia in the NCAA College Cup Championship. On the back of goals from Leon Brown and Andrew O’Malley, assists from Nick Besler and MAC-Hermann Trophy finalist Harrison…

  17. Survive And Advance: We’re Going To The (College Cup) ‘Ship

    Dec 13, 2013, 10:11 PM EST

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    The Notre Dame men’s soccer team began day two of the program’s first College Cup experience with a light stretch in the morning to get ready for their 5 p.m. match with New Mexico for the right to play in the NCAA College Cup final. But enough about stretching, let’s begin where the day ended.…

  18. Survive And Advance: Part Three (College Cup)

    Dec 12, 2013, 7:22 PM EST

    The Irish didn't let a flight delay get in the way of having a good time

    The Irish men’s soccer team spent their first full day in Philadelphia today after a flight delay out of South Bend (Ind.) last night and a late arrival to the City of Brotherly Love. Day/Night ONE of @NDMenSoccer journey at the #CollegeCup: Food from @BarLouie, Delay, Flight, Landing, Hotel, Sleep- pic.twitter.com/0PY0SlZA3v — Aaron Horvath (@NDSportsBlogger)…

  19. Survive And Advance: A Video Recap

    Dec 9, 2013, 11:31 AM EST

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    The Irish men’s soccer team has now gone to a place never seen before in program history, the College Cup. After a year that has seen just one loss, an October loss to Virginia at Alumni Stadium, Notre Dame heads to Philadelphia for the College Cup as the highest-seeded team (No. 3) left in the…

  20. Survive And Advance: Part One

    Nov 25, 2013, 10:08 AM EST

    Nick Besler (PHOTO/Joe Raymond)

    The Notre Dame men’s soccer team took to the pitch on a bitterly cold night against the Wisconsin Badgers in the second round of the NCAA Championship on Sunday at Alumni Stadium in Notre Dame, Ind., and came away with a 4-0 victory to continue their quest for the program’s first NCAA title. It didn’t…

  21. Shipp Sailing Through Senior Campaign

    Nov 13, 2013, 10:24 AM EST

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    Who remembers the good old days of rec league soccer? Almost everyone had some sort of rec soccer experience growing up and can nostalgically remember the oversized reversible green and white jerseys, eating oranges and Capri Suns at halftime and running through a parent made tunnel after the game, win or lose. Harrison Shipp sure can.…

  22. Irish In The MLS Playoffs

    Oct 28, 2013, 11:32 AM EST

    Six different Notre Dame alums have the opportunity to bring home the MLS Cup

    The MLS regular season came to an end yesterday after 34 matches were played over the last few months.  Six former Irish men’s soccer student-athletes will begin playing for the MLS Cup this week. In the MLS Playoffs, the wild card match that pits the fourth and fifth seeds is a one match, winner take…

  23. Previewing The Indiana Hoosiers

    Oct 2, 2013, 10:59 AM EST

    Joseph Weiser / Notre Dame Media Relations

    Being a graduate from Indiana University, tonight’s soccer match between the Irish and the Hoosiers is about the toughest sporting event for me to go through. In my time at Indiana, some of the best times I had were going to soccer games at Armstrong Stadium (or if you prefer Jerry Yeagley Field). The history…

  24. Straight From Coach Waldrum’s Journal – Second Post

    Oct 2, 2013, 10:25 AM EST

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    Notre Dame women’s soccer head coach Randy Waldrum has been itching at the opportunity to interact with members of the Irish community through writing blogs during the Irish soccer season. You can read his second post below. Enjoy… We had two outstanding performances this past week, especially on Thursday night vs. #21 Maryland.  We won…

  25. Straight From Coach Waldrum’s Journal – First Post

    Sep 23, 2013, 11:03 AM EST

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    Notre Dame women’s soccer head coach Randy Waldrum has been itching at the opportunity to interact with members of the Irish community through writing blogs during the Irish soccer season. You can read his first port below. Enjoy… Well, Irish women’s soccer has been in season for about a month now, so I thought it…

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