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  1. Besler’s Ride To Brazil

    Jun 13, 2014, 2:12 AM EDT

    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 EDT

    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 EDT

    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 EDT

    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 EDT

    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. An Irish Run For The Roses

    May 5, 2014, 3:11 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Dec 12, 2013, 7:22 PM EDT

    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)…

  8. Irish In The MLS Playoffs

    Oct 28, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Aug 16, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

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

  10. Playing For Uncle Sam’s Army

    Jul 3, 2013, 11:13 AM EDT

    Originally posted on Fighting Irish Blog:
    Writer Michael Appelgate, a 2013 graduate of DePauw University (Greencastle, Ind.), is currently an arts & entertainment writer for the Salt Lake Tribune. A native of Kent, Wash., Appelgate is a diehard Seattle sports fan and a huge fan of the Oregon Ducks basketball court. ———————————————— Matt Besler used…

  11. Irish Join ACC

    Sep 12, 2012, 2:34 PM EDT

    Sept. 12, 2012 Notre Dame, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame accepted an invitation today (Sept. 12) to become a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in all sports except football. Most Notre Dame athletics programs have been members of the Big East Conference since 1995 after previously competing in the Midwestern Collegiate…

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