Michigan just announced the new men's head soccer coach, and it's Chaka Daley, former Providence coach. Like Hoke, Daley enjoys a good point:
Pretty much all of Daley's career has been at Providence College. He played at Providence from 1992-1996, had a brief pro career in the US until 1999, and coached at Providence after that ended.
Daley inherited a fairly mediocre program and has taken Providence to the NCAA tourney 5 times since 2005. This year they made it to the second round before losing to UCSB. Michigan stole him away despite Daley receiving a contract extension in August 2011.
It'll be interesting to see how Michigan's second head coach recruits with brand new facilities and a big name behind him.
I realize the open thread for the game is below this, but the win and the video justify (in my mind) a new post. Dempsey wins it with an assist from Donovan -> what a classy bunch of guys.
Full write-up: http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/43503719/ns/sports-soccer
Short interview by Greg at MVictors. You should read it. On tickets expected attendance:
It could be upwards of 4,000. The chairback seats sold out in about two hours and I’ve had a lot of requests for tickets. I went out and bought 50 tickets and..I’m out, I’m out! [laughs].
Read it. Live it. Beat the hated UCF Knights.
We've never played them in soccer. They are our biggest rival.
They must be destroyed.
The Round of 32.
Michigan's 3-0 NCAA record at home is on the line.
Down a man after the score was tied 1-1, Michigan scored a second goal on a free kick to beat MSU 2-1 in a Big Ten Quarterfinal.
The win is significant because Michigan has historically struggled against MSU (Michigan's first year as a program was in 2000, MSU has had a team since 1956) and it solidifies a spot in the NCAA tournament.
Michigan plays next tomorrow at 1:00pm ET and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. They'll play either OSU or Wisconsin.
[FA EDIT: Title adjusted because M sports are ALWAY on topic.]
Looks like Michigan Soccer is starting to hit the big time! First a brand new stadium, now we signed the National Player of the Year!