South Florida Bulls men's soccer

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South Florida Bulls
men's soccer
South Florida Bullsmen's soccer athletic logo

University University of South Florida
Conference The American
Location Tampa, FL
Head Coach George Kiefer (10th year)
Stadium Corbett Soccer Stadium
(Capacity: 2,000)
Nickname Bulls
Colors Green and Gold

             

Home
Away
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.

History[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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. Mo[6]re 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.[7]

Colors and badge[edit]

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.

Stadium[edit]

USF plays in Corbett Soccer Stadium, which opened in 2011. Previous to that, they played at the USF Soccer Stadium.

Roster[edit]

As of July 22, 2014[8]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK Dallas Jaye
2 United States DF Matthew O'Neal
3
4
5
6 Trinidad and Tobago MF Duane Muckette
7 Botswana FW Edwin Moalosi
8
9
10 Brazil MF Lucas Baldin
11 Venezuela MF Gerardo Hernandez
12 South Africa MF Lindo Mfeka
13
No. Position Player
14 Ghana FW Kennedy Selorm Adablah
15 United States MF Marcus Epps
16
17 United States MF Brandon Curriston
18 The Bahamas FW Terry Delancy
19
20 United States MF Wesley Charpie
21 England DF Wayne Hall
22
23 Canada DF Nikola Paunic
28 Isle of Man DF Jackson Brown
32 United States GK Mike Mitchell
33 United States GK Drew Trautmann

Fans[edit]

The main group of student supporters are known as the Goalmouths.

Rivalries[edit]

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.[9]

Seasons[edit]

Season W L T ConfW ConfL ConfT Conference Name Postseason
1965 6 4 0
1966 10 0 1
1967 10 2 0
1968 6 2 1
1969 8 2 1 NCAA 2nd Round
1970 7 3 1 NCAA 1st Round
1971 7 3 0 NCAA 1st Round
1972 9 4 2
1973 10 3 0 NCAA 2nd Round
1974 6 6 2
1975 9 3 1 NCAA 1st Round
1976 11 6 1
1977 10 5 0
1978 7 7 1
1979 12 6 0
1980 14 1 1
1981 12 2 1
1982 13 3 3 NCAA 1st Round
1983 15 4 1
1984 13 6 2
1985 12 6 2
1986 9 8 2
1987 8 8 2
1988 9 7 2
1989 9 11 0
1990 12 3 2 5 1 1 Sun Belt Co-Champions
1991 9 5 6
1992 13 3 2 2 1 1 Metro Conference
1993 9 6 1 1 4 0 Metro Conference
1994 9 7 0 3 2 0 Metro Conference
1995 8 6 0 5 3 0 Conference USA
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
1999 10 8 0 4 4 0 Conference USA
2000 10 9 0 3 5 0 Conference USA
2001 15 7 0 7 3 0 Conference USA NCAA 2nd Round
2002 11 7 0 6 4 0 Conference USA
2003 7 8 3 4 3 2 Conference USA
2004 10 5 2 5 3 1 Conference USA
2005 13 6 2 9 2 0 BIG EAST Red Division Champions NCAA 2nd Round
2006 9 6 4 4 3 4 BIG EAST
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[edit]

USF has made 18 appearances in the NCAA Tournament and has posted an all-time record of 11-16-5.

Season Round Location Opponent Result Notes
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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