South Florida Bulls men's soccer
|South Florida Bulls
|University||University of South Florida|
|Head Coach||George Kiefer (10th year)|
|Stadium||Corbett Soccer Stadium
|Colors||Green and Gold
|NCAA Quarterfinal Appearances|
|1997, 2008, 2011|
|NCAA Round of 16 Appearances|
|1969, 1973, 1997, 2007, 2008, 2011|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1982, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1996, 1998, 2008, 2013|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|1996(T), 1997(T), 1998(T), 2005, 2011|
The South Florida men's soccer team is an intercollegiate varsity sports team of the University of South Florida. The team is a member of the American Athletic Conference (The American) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
USF Men's Soccer began NCAA play in 1965 under Coach Dan Holcomb. Holcomb guided the team for 22 years compiling a record of 216-86-23. The Bulls went to the NCAA tournament 6 times under Holcomb.
In 1987 Jay Miller took over as coach of the Bulls and coached for 7 years compiling a 69-43-15 record. The Bulls first became part of the Sunbelt conference in 1990 and went 5-1-1 in conference to earn a co-championship. In 1992 & 1993 the Bulls played in the Metro Conference compiling a record of 3-5-1. The Bulls did not go to the NCAA tournament under coach Miller.
The Bulls were then coached by T. Logan Fleck from 1994-1996. Fleck compiled a record of 34-17-0. The Bulls were in the Metro Conference in 1994 going 3-2 before moving to Conference-USA. The Bulls finally reappeared in the NCAA tournament while winning the conference-USA title during Fleck's final year in 1996.
Dan Christiansen then coached the Bulls in 1997, taking the team as far into the tournament as they had ever been before being stopped in the Elite 8 which at that time was considered the third round as there were only 32 teams in the tournament. Christiansen went 14-8-2 (5-1-2 Conference USA) as the team were co-champions of the conference.
In 1998, under coach John Hackworth, the Bulls won at least a tie of the conference championship for the third year in a row. The team also appeared in the NCAA tournament for the 3rd year in a row. Hackworth stayed with the Bulls for 4 years compiling a record of 47-32-2 (20-13-1 Conference USA) and took the team to the NCAA tourney in his final year as coach.
In 2002 the era of George Keifer began. With it came arguably the most successful era in USF sports. Keifer has a record of 131-66-41 and holds the record for most conference wins with a conference record of 62-34-22. In 2004 the Bulls jumped from conference USA to the Big East and with that have won one tournament championship and two divisional championships. In 2013 the Big East transitioned and the Bulls found themselves a member of the newly formed American conference. The Bulls won the only soccer tournament championship played in the American thus far. More importantly,under Coach Keifer's reign the Bulls have found themselves in the NCAA tournament 7 straight years and 8 of the last 9. Keifer has taken the Bulls deeper in the tournament then they have ever gone, making it to the fourth round (Elite 8) twice in this current span.
Colors and badge
USF's main kit consists of a green and white hooped jersey with white shorts and socks. A green jersey and socks with white shorts are worn away.
USF plays in Corbett Soccer Stadium, which opened in 2011. Previous to that, they played at the USF Soccer Stadium.
As of July 22, 2014
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
The main group of student supporters are known as the Goalmouths.
The Bulls annually face the crosstown University of Tampa Spartans, an NCAA Div II school, in the preseason Rowdies Cup, which celebrates the city's rich soccer history. In addition to holding the match trophy for the next 12 months, the winners also get to hoist the actual 1975 Soccer Bowl trophy, which was won by the original Tampa Bay Rowdies. Formerly called the Mayor's Cup until 2005, as of the 2013 edition, USF holds 17–8–3 edge in the all-time series which dates back to 1972.
|1969||8||2||1||NCAA 2nd Round|
|1970||7||3||1||NCAA 1st Round|
|1971||7||3||0||NCAA 1st Round|
|1973||10||3||0||NCAA 2nd Round|
|1975||9||3||1||NCAA 1st Round|
|1982||13||3||3||NCAA 1st Round|
|1990||12||3||2||5||1||1||Sun Belt Co-Champions|
|1996||17||4||0||7||1||0||Conference USA Co-Champions||NCAA 1st Round|
|1997||14||8||2||5||1||2||Conference USA Co-Champions||NCAA 3rd Round (Elite 8)|
|1998||12||8||2||6||1||1||Conference USA Co-Champions||NCAA 1st Round|
|2001||15||7||0||7||3||0||Conference USA||NCAA 2nd Round|
|2005||13||6||2||9||2||0||BIG EAST Red Division Champions||NCAA 2nd Round|
|2007||14||6||2||6||4||1||BIG EAST||NCAA 3rd Round (Sweet 16)|
|2008||15||5||3||7||3||1||BIG EAST||NCAA 4th Round (Elite 8) (BIG EAST Tournament Champions)|
|2009||14||4||3||6||3||2||BIG EAST||NCAA 2nd Round|
|2010||9||5||4||4||3||2||BIG EAST||NCAA 1st Round|
|2011||13||4||4||7||1||2||BIG EAST Red Division Champions||NCAA 4th Round (Elite 8)|
|2012||8||6||5||2||3||3||BIG EAST||NCAA 2nd Round|
|2013||8||4||9||2||2||4||The American||NCAA 1st Round (American Athletic Conference Tournament Champions)|
NCAA Tournament results
USF has made 18 appearances in the NCAA Tournament and has posted an all-time record of 11-16-5.
|1969||1st Round (Round of 24)||Annapolis, MD||Navy||W 1-0|
|2nd Round (Round of 16)||College Park, MD||Maryland||L 1-4|
|1970||1st Round (Round of 24)||Annapolis, MD||Navy||T 0-0||Navy advances on corner-kicks|
|1971||1st Round (Round of 24)||Annapolis, MD||Navy||L 1-3|
|1973||1st Round (Round of 24)||Morgantown, WV||West Virginia||W 3-1|
|2nd Round (Round of 16)||Clemson, SC||Clemson||L 0-1||4OT|
|1975||1st Round (Round of 24)||Clemson, SC||Clemson||L 0-3|
|1982||1st Round (Round of 23)||Durham, NC||Duke||L 1-2|
|1996||1stRound (Round of 32)||Miami, FL||Florida International||L 1-6|
|1997||1st Round (Round of 32)||Miami, FL||Florida International||W 3-1|
|2nd Round (Round of 16)||New York, NY||St. John's||W 2-1|
|Quarterfinals||Bloomington, IN||Indiana||L 0-6|
|1998||1st Round (Round of 32)||Tampa, FL||William & Mary||L 1-2||2OT|
|2001||1st Round (Round of 48)||Tampa, FL||Akron||W 2-1|
|2nd Round (Round of 32)||State College, PA||Penn State||L 0-1||3OT|
|2005||1st Round (Round of 48)||Tampa, FL||Stetson||W 3-0|
|2nd Round (Round of 32)||Charlottesville, VA||Virginia||T 4-4||Virginia advances on PKs, 7-6|
|2007||1st Round (Round of 48)||Tampa, FL||Colgate||W 2-1|
|2nd Round (Round of 32)||Akron, OH||Akron||W 1-0||2OT|
|3rd Round (Round of 16)||Storrs, CT||Connecticut||L 0-5|
|2008||2nd Round (Round of 32)||Tampa, FL||Harvard||W 2-1|
|3rd Round (Round of 16)||Tampa, FL||UNC Greensboro||T 1-1||USF advances on PKs, 3-1|
|Quarterfinals||Winston-Salem, NC||Wake Forest||L 0-5|
|2009||1st Round (Round of 48)||Tampa, FL||Stetson||W 2-1|
|2nd Round (Round of 32)||Akron, OH||Akron||L 0-2|
|2010||1st Round (Round of 48)||Orlando, FL||UCF||L 0-3|
|2011||2nd Round (Round of 32)||Tampa, FL||UCF||W 2-1||OT|
|3rd Round (Round of 16)||Tampa, FL||New Mexico||T 0-0||USF advances on PKs, 6-5|
|Quarterfinals||Omaha, NE||Creighton||L 0-1||OT|
|2012||1st Round (Round of 48)||Tampa, FL||Florida Gulf Coast||T 0-0||USF advances on PKs, 5-3|
|2nd Round (Round of 32)||Tampa, FL||Tulsa||L 0-1||OT|
|2013||1st Round (Round of 48)||Chapel Hill, NC||North Carolina||L 0-1|
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