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  1. Survive And Advance: A Video Recap

    Dec 9, 2013, 11:31 AM EDT

    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…

  2. Survive And Advance: Part One

    Nov 25, 2013, 10:08 AM EDT

    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…

  3. Shipp Sailing Through Senior Campaign

    Nov 13, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

    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.…

  4. 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…

  5. Off The Pitch And Into The Community

    Oct 23, 2013, 11:07 AM EDT

    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…

  6. Previewing The Indiana Hoosiers

    Oct 2, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Oct 2, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Sep 23, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Aug 16, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

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

    Jul 31, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    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…

  11. IRISH in the Pros: Ryan Finley

    Jul 15, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT

    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…

  12. 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…

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

    Jun 28, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

    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…

  14. IRISH in the Pros

    Jun 28, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

    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…

  15. June 11, 2013 – Things I Found Interesting (And So Should You)

    Jun 11, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    In an attempt to keep all of you Fighting Irish fans in the loop, one of my first orders of business as the new @NDSportsBlogger will be to provide you a morning recap of what stories you may have missed the previous few 24 hours. On we’re off! (Or as the kids say, #RiseAndGrind) 1. Lets start…

  16. Irish Prepare for Ultimate Test

    Apr 25, 2013, 1:18 AM EDT

    Though Notre Dame has played a challenging spring schedule stocked with formidable opponents such as Indiana, Michigan, and the Toronto FC reserves, one game looms above the rest in terms of importance and difficulty: Mexico. The Irish have spent this week gearing up for Mexico’s U20 national team, always a monumental task. Notre Dame will…

  17. Hoosiers Once Again Squeak By Irish

    Apr 17, 2013, 6:38 PM EDT

    A day trip to Fort Wayne for a tilt with Indiana has long been a spring tradition for Notre Dame, but this year’s edition of the annual affair was a bit more meaningful than those of previous seasons. Late last fall, the Hoosiers confidently entered Alumni Stadium and proceeded to defeat the No. 1 seeded…

  18. Notre Dame Squeaks By Mexico

    Apr 7, 2013, 3:27 PM EDT

    The ball snuck just inside the right post, nestling softly into the back of the net and setting off a thunderous chorus of approval from the heavily Hispanic crowd. Tanya Samarzich’s third goal of the evening pushed Mexico into a 3-2 lead, and with just ten minutes remaining, prospects of victory looked bleak for Notre…

  19. Weekly Recap: From Detroit to Mexico

    Mar 29, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

    Following their spring break excursion across the border to Canada, the Notre Dame men’s soccer squad trekked up to Detroit last Saturday for games against Michigan and Oakland. Both games were seventy minutes in length, and skipper Bobby Clark split the Irish into two nearly even teams. “I possibly put a few more experienced players…

  20. Matt Besler Earns Cap in World Cup Qualifier in Mexico

    Mar 27, 2013, 3:02 PM EDT

    Matt Besler Earns Cap In World Cup Qualifier At Mexico Notre Dame alum plays entire 90 minutes in key draw against rival. NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Former University of Notre Dame soccer All-American Matt Besler (‘09) started and played the entire 90 minutes for the United States in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier at Mexico. The…

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