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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Irish In The Pros – May 13th

    May 13, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    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…

  4. 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…

  5. Klazura And Rose Abroad: The Boys Are Back

    May 2, 2014, 9:10 AM EDT

    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…

  6. Notre Dame Tops Mexico in Spring Finale

    Apr 26, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

    Guillermo Martinez watched as the ball nestled into the back corner of the net and waved his index finger in the air, urging on the deafening roar of the sellout crowd at Alumni Stadium. The star striker had just tied the contest at two on a freak goal, and it seemed as if his squad…

  7. Irish Down Broncos and Crusaders, Prepare for Indiana

    Apr 8, 2014, 9:54 PM EDT

    Playing at Notre Dame for the first time all spring, the men’s soccer squad earned wins against both Western Michigan and Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon. “It was great to get outside on our campus, to actually see the sun,” head coach Bobby Clark said. “Everyone was excited.” Clark divided his group into two equal teams…

  8. Topping the Aces

    Apr 1, 2014, 10:01 PM EDT

    Brendan Lesch tallied two goals and an assist in the midday game and Notre Dame rode a steady effort from its veterans in the nightcap to earn a sweep over the host Evansville Aces on Saturday. The Irish and Aces played a shortened, sixty minute match in the morning and a full game in the…

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

    Apr 1, 2014, 1:18 PM EDT

    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 Fall to Michigan, Top Oakland in Spring Tilts

    Mar 26, 2014, 1:36 AM EDT

    Notre Dame’s men’s soccer squad continued spring play this past weekend with matches against Michigan and Oakland. The games were held at the massive Ultimate Soccer Arena in Pontiac, Michigan. The Irish fell to the Wolverines, 1-0, before rallying past Oakland, 2-1. Unlike the team’s previous game against the Columbus Crew in which only starters…

  11. Irish Tie Crew in First Spring Match

    Mar 18, 2014, 9:43 PM EDT

    Paced by two goals from sophomore midfielder Patrick Hodan, the Notre Dame men’s soccer squad tied the Columbus Crew, 2-2, in its first spring contest. The team was initially slated to battle the Chicago Fire, but stormy weather in America’s heartland kept the Fire on the West Coast after a tilt against Chivas USA. This…

  12. Irish In The MLS

    Mar 13, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Mar 12, 2014, 4:29 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Feb 25, 2014, 4:43 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Feb 18, 2014, 3:13 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Feb 10, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

    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…

  17. Klazura and Rose Abroad: The Beginning

    Feb 10, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

    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.…

  18. Survive And Advance: A Title For The Ages

    Dec 16, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Dec 13, 2013, 10:11 PM EDT

    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.…

  20. 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)…

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