South Carolina men’s soccer announced its 2019 home schedule. The Gamecocks will play 17 regular season matches, 11 at home and six away from the friendly confines of Stone Stadium. The Gamecocks will have four home matches total during the month of September, followed by six in October.
SC will play three exhibition matches before opening the season at in-state rival Clemson on Friday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. The Gamecocks then return to Columbia for the home opener against Gardner-Webb on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.
Head coach Mark Berson and his team finish the regular season with a conference match on Friday, Nov. 1 against FIU. It will be Senior Night for the Gamecocks with a 7 p.m. start.
The Conference USA Tournament begins with quarterfinal action on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the ODU Soccer Complex in Norfolk, Va.
All times and dates are subject to change.
South Carolina finished sixth in the country last season in national attendance average at 2,380 fans per contest. The Gamecocks are the only program in the country to have both its men’s and women’s teams ranked in the top-10 for average attendance the past five seasons.
SOUTH CAROLINA MEN’S SOCCER 2019 SCHEDULE
August 17 (Saturday): at Duke, 5 p.m. (Exhibition)
August 21 (Wednesday): vs. Wofford, 5 p.m. (Exhibition)
August 25 (Sunday): at UNC Wilmington, 2 p.m. (Exhibition)
August 30 (Friday): at Clemson, 7 p.m.
September 3 (Tuesday): vs. Gardner-Webb, 7 p.m.
September 6 (Friday): vs. USC Upstate, 7 p.m.
September 11 (Wednesday): vs. Mercer, 7 p.m.
September 14 (Saturday): vs. at Marshall, TBA
September 18 (Wednesday): vs. Furman, 7 p.m.
September 22 (Sunday): at UCF, 6 p.m.
September 27 (Friday): at Charlotte, 7 p.m. **
October 1 (Tuesday): vs. Presbyterian, 7 p.m.
October 5 (Saturday): vs. Old Dominion, 7 p.m.
October 8 (Tuesday): vs. Georgia Southern, 7 p.m.
October 12 (Saturday): at UAB, 7 p.m. **
October 15 (Tuesday): vs. NC State, 7 p.m.
October 20 (Sunday): vs. FAU, 7 p.m. **
October 23 (Wednesday): vs. Jacksonville, 7 p.m.
October 27 (Sunday): at Kentucky, 3:30 p.m. **
Nov 1 (Friday): vs. FIU, 7 p.m. **
Nov 13-17 C-USA Tournament Norfolk, Va.
** Conference game