Remember college soccer? It’s been 435 days since the UConn men’s soccer team took the field. But folks, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. The Huskies released their 2021 schedule earlier today and it consists of 10 Big East tilts packed into six weeks of spring soccer action.
Some spring Big East soccer! pic.twitter.com/vW3alhI2X4— UConn Men's Soccer (@UConnMSOC) January 19, 2021
That’s an even split of home-and-homes, with the Big East broken up into East and West divisions. Gone are the days of trekking to Tulsa. Instead, UConn will face off with familiar regional foes such as Georgetown and Providence.
According to the Big East press release, two bye weeks are built in to allow for rescheduling flexibility. The men’s championship takes place April 14-17 and will be hosted by the highest overall seed across both divisions.
In addition to the conference slate, UConn has two or three non-conference games set to be announced in the near future. The Huskies began training on Jan. 6.
UConn added eight freshmen and Michigan transfer Sosa Emovon to the roster, which will be anchored by upperclassmen Felix Metzler and Robin Lapert. It feels like ancient history, but the 2019 campaign was a disappointing one for UConn as the Huskies went 5-12-1 and turned in head coach Ray Reid’s only losing season ever.
We’ll do a deeper dive into UConn’s opponents as the season gets closer, but in the meantime, mark your calendars for Feb. 27. The Huskies will kick off their spring 2021 campaign by hosting Providence at the brand spanking new Joseph R. Morrone Stadium. It has not been determined if fans will be allowed, but there are solid streaming options to catch the Huskies’ return to the Big East and thumping of the Friars in style.
And in the meantime, fire up BeIn sports and catch UConn alum Cyle Larin, who literally cannot stop scoring for Turkish side Besiktas. Larin has an absurd 11 goals and 3 assists in 17 games for the first-place side.