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Posted on September 27, 2012 at 11:55 AM



Good morning and a quick update from the Syracuse University men’s soccer office as we prepare for Friday night’s home game against Niagara University at 7:00 p.m.

I hope that many of our fans, friends and family will be able to join us at the SU Soccer Stadium on Friday evening as we welcome a talented Niagara team that has enjoyed an excellent start to their own campaign. Coach Brooks has an experienced squad which returns a lot of players from their successful 2011 season (9-4-5) and the boys realize that we face another stern test. Please know that your support really makes a difference out at the SU Soccer Stadium and I hope that we will be able to create another special Syracuse Soccer atmosphere on Friday night. If you are physicallyunable to attend any of our games this year at the SU Soccer Stadium you can follow the team live at Orange All Access.

I would also like to remind everyone that we will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of our 1982 BIG EAST Championship on Friday night. Please join me in recognizing this very special team who will be walking out with our guys prior to the Niagara match. We will also individually introduce each team member at half-time to celebrate the remarkable achievements of this group who have secured a place in SU Athletics history.

Please can I ask members (players and coaches) of the 1982 team to assemble at the side of the pitch at 6:30 p.m. to meet with our SU staff members. There will be a post-game celebration with this special group of players, their families and our current players at the SU Soccer Stadium immediately following the game. On Saturday, September 1st the 1982 team will also be honored at half-time of the SU Football Home Opener against Northwestern University in the Carrier Dome.

On Tuesday evening the boys defeated Binghamton 1-0 in our first road game of the season. A Jordan Vale goal separated the two teams and I was very pleased with the resilience demonstrated by our young team. Binghamton is a very tough place to go and secure a victory and I felt that the boys managed the game very well. We realize that we still have work to do as a group this year to improve on both sides of the ball. This performance, however, will haveprovided the boys with additional confidence as we move forward. We will look to take our next positive step on Friday night and make the 1982 team (and all our SU fans) proud. 

Well that about does it for now and we are getting ready to meet up with the boys again for our final practice before Friday’s game. I look forward to chatting again soon and please remember that additional updates can be found at Inside the 18.

We truly appreciate your support of the program and please keep cheering on the boys!   




Ian McIntyre

Head Coach

Men's Soccer

Syracuse University

[email protected]


Categories: SU Men's Soccer Updates