The BYU men’s soccer team competes against Denver University in its first pre-season game at the South Field on Saturday, March 23, at 7 p.m.
After two months of practice, the semi-professional team is ready to compete in its season debut this weekend. The exhibition game will be the first time this team is scrimmaging against a Division I competitor. The coaches have been able to focus on the starting lineup after selecting a smaller roster.
“The team is looking really good,” Coach Chad Sackett said. “We cut down on our program quite a bit this season, so we’ve been able to focus on every guy on the team.”
Tryouts for the men’s soccer team ended in January. Approximately 120 athletes tried out for 22 spots — one of the largest turnouts in BYU men’s soccer. The coaches welcomed back a handful of returned missionaries and introduced a few freshmen to the team.
“We have a good group,” Sackett said. “We brought back almost everyone from last year, losing only one or two who graduated.”
Tickets will be sold at the game — $5 for students and $6 for adults. The Pass of All Passes can be used for free entry into the game. There will also be a player meet-and-greet for the fans after the game.
The men’s soccer games will also be streamed live on KSL and Deseret News and the steam will also be embedded on byusoccer.com.