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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

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

    Apr 1, 2014, 1:18 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. This week, Mike talks about Greg’s hat, lacking infrastructure in Zimbabwe and the soccer culture in the region…   Hi everyone…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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.…

  10. 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…

  11. 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.…

  12. 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)…

  13. Survive And Advance: A Video Recap

    Dec 9, 2013, 11:31 AM EST

    (PHOTO/Joe Raymond)

    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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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.…

  16. 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…

  17. Off The Pitch And Into The Community

    Oct 23, 2013, 11:07 AM EST

    The Irish men's soccer team went to a local U9 Jr. Irish club team on Tuesday to help teach the game to area youth

    If you want to get kids from the ages of seven to 10 excited about playing soccer, bring out the Notre Dame men’s soccer team— or at least that was the consensus of the girls on the U9 Jr. Irish team that I coach as they were joined by the Notre Dame men’s soccer team…

  18. 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…

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

    Oct 2, 2013, 10:25 AM EST

    (Photo: Matt Cashore)

    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…

  20. 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…

  21. #AskBobby Goes Off Without (Much Of) A Hitch

    Aug 16, 2013, 7:55 PM EST

    Coach Bobby Clark sat down and answered some questions on Friday

    [View the story “#AskBobby Goes Off The Tracks” on Storify]

  22. IRISH in the Pros: Philip Tuttle (’10)

    Jul 31, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    Philip Tuttle

    Philip Tuttle, a 2010 Notre Dame graduate, is currently the #1 choice for USL Pro side Wilmington Hammerheads.  Prior to his time in Wilmington, Tuttle spent a season with the Harrisburg City Islanders after being drafted by the San Jose Earthquakes.  At Notre Dame, Tuttle, appeared in 33 games, starting 29 and posting a 0.94…

  23. IRISH in the Pros: Ryan Finley

    Jul 15, 2013, 3:07 PM EST

    MLS: Preseason-Columbus Crew vs New York Red Bulls

    Ryan Finley (’12) currently plays in the MLS for the Columbus Crew.  Finley was the 9th overall draft pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.  A standout goal scorer at Notre Dame, Finley tallied 21 goals for the IRISH in helping them grab the #1 overall seed in this years NCAA tournament.   What is your…

  24. IRISH in the Pros: Justin Morrow (’09)

    Jun 28, 2013, 1:26 PM EST

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    Justin Morrow (’09) currently plays in the MLS for the San Jose Earthquakes.  He was the starting left back on the 2012 MLS All-Star squad that defeated Chelsea from the English Premier League, 3-2. Morrow started all 33 matches during the 2012 campaign and notched one goal and four assists for San Jose.  In his…

  25. IRISH in the Pros

    Jun 28, 2013, 11:20 AM EST

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    NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Fifteen former Notre Dame men’s soccer players currently are competing professionally around the world. Fourteen are playing in the United States, while one is currently playing in England. We recently checked in with all of our alumni playing professionally and asked them to answer a few questions about life in the…

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