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2021 DI MEN'S COLLEGE CUP

WakeMed Soccer Park | Cary, NC | December 10-12, 2021

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Road to the Championship

National Participation
There are 202 NCAA member institutions that sponsor Division I Men’s Soccer teams and are eligible to compete in the National Championship. All 202 programs support approximately 5,700 Men’s Soccer student-athletes across the country.

Selection Process
The 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship provides for a field of 48 teams to compete in a single elimination tournament. Twenty-three conference champions qualify automatically; the balance of the field is selected at-large by the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Committee. The teams will be seeded so that 16 of the 48 teams will receive a First Round bye and automatically advance to the Second Round.

Selection Show | Monday, November 15, 2021
The 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship bracket will be announced the Monday prior to the first round of competition. 

First Round | November 18, 2021
Sixteen, two-team First Round games will be conducted at non-predetermined campus sites. The winning team from each game will advance to the Second Round.

Second Round | November 21, 2021
Sixteen, two-team Second Round games will be conducted at non-predetermined campus sites. The winning team from each game will advance to the Third Round.

Third Round | November 27 - 28, 2021
Eight, two-team Third Round games will be conducted at non-predetermined campus sites. The winning team from each game will advance to the Quarterfinals. 

Quarterfinals | December 3 - 4, 2021
Four, two-team single elimination Quarterfinals games will be conducted at non-predetermined campus sites. The winning team from each of the four Quarterfinals will advance to the championship final site in Cary, North Carolina.

Men's College Cup | December 10 and 12, 2021
The 2021 NCAA Division I Men's College Cup will be held at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. Two, two-team single elimination Semifinals games will be held December 10. The two teams winning in the semifinals will advance and compete in the single elimination National Championship game which will take place December 12.

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