Kentucky Wildcats men's soccer

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Kentucky Wildcats
men's soccer
2018 Kentucky Wildcats men's soccer team
Kentucky Wildcats logo.svg
UniversityUniversity of Kentucky
Athletic directorMitch Barnhart
Head coachJohan Cedergren (7th season)
ConferenceConference USA
LocationLexington, KY
StadiumWendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex
(Capacity: 3,368)
ColorsBlue and White[1]
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
NCAA Tournament appearances
1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
Conference Tournament championships
1999, 2000, 2001, 2018
Conference Regular Season championships
2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2015, 2018

The Kentucky Wildcats men's soccer team is an intercollegiate varsity sports team of the University of Kentucky.

Since the Southeastern Conference (SEC) does not sponsor men's soccer (minimum four schools needed to sponsor a sport, only two offer it), the team has been associate members of other conferences. From 1995 to 2004, it was a member of the Mid-American Conference.[2] Since 2005, it and fellow SEC member, South Carolina, have been members of Conference USA. The Kentucky-South Carolina derby is colloquially known as the SEC Men’s Soccer Championship by both schools. In 2018, Kentucky went 17-1-1 with wins against #6 Louisville and #2 Indiana, both by a score of 3-0 at home. They would finish 7-1 overall in conference play with their only lose coming on the road at FIU 2-3. The Wildcats would go on to win the C-USA Regular Season and Tournament Titles. They would go on to become the #3 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, their highest ever.[3]

Notable former players[edit]

Napo Matoso (Louisville City FC; drafted by the New England Revolution of MLS)

Callum Irving (Ottawa Fury FC)

Kevin Barajas (Atlanta United FC Organization)


  1. ^ Primary Color Palette (PDF). University of Kentucky Athletics Brand Identity Guidelines. February 5, 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "Annual Standings" (PDF). 2012 MAC Men's Soccer Record Book. Mid-American Conference. Retrieved April 22, 2013.
  3. ^ [1]

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