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Men’s Soccer Hosts USAO in Exhibition Opener Tuesday

Men’s Soccer Hosts USAO in Exhibition Opener Tuesday

TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts men's soccer team will open the 2018 season against USAO in an exhibition match Tuesday, August 14 at the Case Soccer Complex. First touch is set for 7 p.m.

The match will be streamed free through the ORU Sports Network, and will also be streamed free through Facebook Live on the ORU Athletics and ORU Men's Soccer pages.

Important Links

Live Stats: vs. USAO
Free Video: vs. USAO
Stats (2017): ORU
Team Quick Facts: ORU Quick Facts

Quick Hits

  • Last season, ORU finished the year 4-11-1 and was 1-4 in The Summit League.
  • ORU returns Summit League Second Team All-League member Junior Chavez. Chavez recorded two goals for the Golden Eagles last season and made one assist.
  • Also returning from last year's team is All-Newcomer selection Dante Brigida. Brigida recorded four goals last season for eight points. He had a 43.8 percent shots-on-goal percentage with two game winning goals against Incarnate Word and SIUE.
  • Head Coach Ryan Bush is back for his sixth season at the helm for the Golden Eagles. After five seasons, Bush has a 31-44-13 record at ORU as the men's soccer coach.
  • Overall, the Golden Eagles return 11 players and add 19 newcomers to the 2018 squad.

Opponent Information

  • Last season, the Golden Eagles exhibition match against USAO was canceled due to severe weather.
  • USAO finished the 2017 season 12-5-2 overall and 6-3 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.


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