The first day of matches for the 2019 DI men’s college soccer season is on August 30, highlighted by a must-watch contest between No. 15 UCF and No. 4 Wake Forest.
But that’s not the only early-season matchup to mark on your calendar. Here are some of the most notable games scheduled for the first weekend.
Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 (all times EST) | Scoreboard
*All rankings obtained from the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll.
- No. 15 UCF at No. 4 Wake Forest, 6 p.m. | Winston-Salem, N.C.
- No. 3 Akron at Xavier, 7 p.m. | Cincinnati, Ohio
- South Florida at No. 1 Maryland, 7 p.m. | College Park, Md.
- No. 5 Stanford at Penn State, 7 p.m. | University Park, Pa.
- No. 25 UC Irvine at No. 11 Saint Mary’s, 7 p.m. | Moraga, Calif.
- Creighton at No. 6 North Carolina, 7:30 p.m. | Chapel Hill, N.C.
- Albany at No. 8 Kentucky, 7:30 p.m. | Lexington, Ky.
- Pittsburgh at No. 2 Indiana, 8 p.m. | Bloomington, Ind.
Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 | Scoreboard
Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 | Scoreboard
- No. 15 UCF at No. 6 North Carolina, 7:30 p.m. | Chapel Hill, N.C.
- UCLA at No. 2 Indiana, 8 p.m. | Bloomington, Ind.
BLOCKBUSTER MATCHES: 7 must-watch men’s college soccer games in 2019
Below is the United Soccer Coaches 2019 preseason poll which was released on Tuesday, Aug. 6:
FINAL 2018 RANKING
|4||Wake Forest (4)||607||18-3-0||6|
|6||North Carolina (2)||499||14-4-1||14|