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Syracuse wins the 2022 DI men's soccer championship

Syracuse's game-winning goal to advance to the Men's College Cup final
1:20 pm, December 12, 2022

Syracuse wins the 2022 DI men's soccer national championship

Syracuse men's soccer celebrates national championship win

The agony, splendor, despair and glory of a penalty shootout was on full display at WakeMed Soccer Park on Monday night, as Syracuse defeated Indiana after 110 minutes of back-and-forth soccer was followed by eight penalty rounds in the national championship game.

Here's a shot-by-shot recap of the shootout:

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Wittenbrink ✅ Boselli ✅
Henderlong ❌ Kocevski ❌
Mihalic ✅ Calov ✅
Sarver ✅ Singelmann ✅
Maher ✅ Biros ✅
Bezerra ✅ Rauch ✅
Helmer ✅ Johnson ✅
Goumballe ❌ Sinclair ✅

Both goalkeepers made their presence known early, meeting the second penalty they faced and diverting them away. What followed was several rounds of textbook penalty kicks: blasted into top corners, lashed into side nettings and rolled past keepers who guessed the wrong way. On the third sudden-death kick, Syracuse keeper and College Cup Most Outstanding Defensive Player Russell Shealy stuffed Maouloune Goumballe, setting up a decisive and championship-winning spot kick from team captain Amferny Sinclair.

A fitting way for the Orange to win the program's first national championship and a storybook end to a season that began with Syracuse picked to finish closer to the bottom of the ACC and no one even considering this team a factor in the title picture. Four months and a school-record 19 wins later, the Orange stand alone atop the men's college soccer mountain.

Forward Nathan Opoku was central to the win, once again involved in multiple goals during regulation as he was in the semifinal win over Creighton. His goal was a flash of his technical brilliance, beating two defenders with quick feet before curling one top corner with his left foot. Later he turned another defender before looping one into the path of Curt Calov who slotted home the second goal. Opoku's two goals and two assists in the College Cup earned him Most Outstanding Offensive Player honors.

The Hoosiers leave Cary, North Carolina as runners-up for the second time in three seasons. The defeat was even more agonizing after they battled back from a one-goal deficit on two occasions throughout regular time. The chances missed and defensive mistakes made will be replaying in their minds all offseason, but this team — this program — will undoubtedly be heard from again in the near future. The wait for the ninth star above the IU crest will have to wait another year.

In the meantime, the national championship trophy will be headed to a brand new home in upstate New York.

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    1:24 pm, December 3, 2022

    The 2022 Men's College Cup field is set

    Pittsburgh men's soccer celebrating win

    The quarterfinals of the DI men's soccer championship were contested on Saturday.

    Unseeded Creighton continued its unexpected run through to the College Cup with yet another upset, this time over No. 7 Duke, while Pittsburgh punched its ticket with an overtime winner. No. 3 Syracuse and No. 13 Indiana were the two seeded teams to advance. Below are Saturday's final scores: 

    Below is the TV schedule for the 2022 Men's College Cup semifinals. Both will be played on Friday, Dec. 9 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina:

    All times ET

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    1:31 pm, November 27, 2022

    Third round has concluded

    Pittsburgh men's soccer

    The third round of the 2022 DI men's soccer championship concluded Sunday with five games. Here are the results:

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    Sunday's winners advanced to the quarterfinals, which will take place Saturday, Dec. 3. Here's a look at the matchups:

    All times ET

    3:00 am, November 27, 2022

    Saturday scores in the third round

    Portland men's soccer

    The 2022 DI men's soccer championship continued with three games in the third round on Saturday, Nov. 26. Click or tap below for stats. 

    *All game times are ET

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    The remaining five third round games take place on Sunday. Here are the games to look out for:

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    First round results from Thursday

    Creighton men's soccer

    The first round of the 2022 NCAA Division I men's soccer tournament took place on Thursday with sixteen matches, the winners of which move on to play in Sunday's second round.

    Click or tap here to see the 2022 bracket

    Here are the final scores from the first round:

    Winners advance to play seeded teams on Sunday, Nov. 20. Below is the second round schedule (all times ET):


    5:59 pm, November 14, 2022

    Selections announced for DI men's soccer championship

    INDIANAPOLIS — The field and bracket for the 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship was announced today by the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Committee, which awarded the tournament’s No. 1 seed to Kentucky.  

    MORE: Click or tap here for the full 2022 DI men's soccer championship field release

    The 48-team field is made up of champions from 23 conferences, who qualified automatically, in addition to 25 teams that were selected at-large. The top 16 teams were seeded and received first-round byes. All first-round games will be played Thursday, Nov. 17, on campus sites, while all second-round action will take place Sunday, Nov. 20. The third round will be played Nov. 26 and 27, while the quarterfinals will be played Dec. 2 and 3.

    BRACKET: Click or tap here to see the 2022 DI men's soccer championship bracket

    ESPNU will provide live coverage of all three games at the Men’s College Cup on Dec. 9 and 12 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.  This will be the fourth season in a row and eighth time overall the Men’s College Cup has been to Cary with Maryland (2005), Virginia (2009, 2014), Wake Forest (2007), Georgetown (2019), Marshall (2020) and Clemson (2021) winning previously.

    12:51 am, November 10, 2022

    DI men's soccer championship history

    2021 Clemson (16-5-2)  Mike Noonan 2-0 Washington Cary, N.C. 
    2020 Marshall (13-2-3) Chris Grassie 1-0 (ot) Indiana Cary, N.C.
    2019 Georgetown (20-1-3) Brian Wiese 3-3 (2ot, pk) Virginia Cary, N.C.
    2018 Maryland (13-6-4)

    Sasho Cirovski 

    1-0 Akron Santa Barbara, Calif. 
    2017 Stanford (19-2-2) Jeremy Gunn 1-0 (2ot) Indiana Philadelphia
    2016 Stanford (15-3-5) Jeremy Gunn 0-0 (2ot, pk) Wake Forest Houston
    2015 Stanford (18-2-3) Jeremy Gunn 4-0 Clemson Kansas City, Kan.
    2014 Virginia (14-6-3) George Gelnovatch 0-0 (2ot, pk) UCLA Cary, N.C.
    2013 Notre Dame (17-1-6) Bobby Clark 2-1 Maryland Chester, Pa.
    2012 Indiana (16-5-3) Todd Yeagley 1-0 Georgetown Hoover, Ala.
    2011 North Carolina (21-2-3) Carlos Somoano 1-0 Charlotte Hoover, Ala.
    2010 Akron (22-1-2) Caleb Porter 1-0 Louisville Santa Barbara, Calif.
    2009 *Virginia (19-3-3) George Gelnovatch 0-0 (2ot, pk) Akron Cary, N.C.
    2008 Maryland (23-3) Sasho Cirovski 1-0 North Carolina Frisco, Texas
    2007 Wake Forest (22-2-2) Jay Vidovich 2-1 Ohio State Cary, N.C.
    2006 UC Santa Barbara (17-7-1) Tim Vom Steeg 2-1 UCLA St. Louis
    2005 Maryland (20-4-1) Sasho Cirovski 1-0 New Mexico Cary, N.C.
    2004 *Indiana (19-4-1) Mike Freitag 1-1 (2ot, pk) UC Santa Barbara Carson, Calif.
    2003 Indiana (17-3-5) Jerry Yeagley 2-1 St. John's (N.Y) Columbus, Ohio
    2002 UCLA (18-3-3) Tom Fitzgerald 1-0 Stanford Dallas
    2001 North Carolina (20-3-2) Elmar Bolowich 2-0 Indiana Columbus, Ohio
    2000 Connecticut (20-3-2) Ray Reid 2-0 Creighton Charlotte, N.C.
    1999 Indiana (21-3) Jerry Yeagley 1-0 Santa Clara Charlotte, N.C.
    1998 Indiana (23-2) Jerry Yeagley 3-1 Stanford Richmond
    1997 UCLA (22-2) Sigi Schmid 2-0 Virginia Richmond
    1996 St. John's (N.Y.) (22-2-2) Dave Masur 4-1 FIU Richmond
    1995 Wisconsin (20-4-1) Jim Launder 2-0 Duke Richmond
    1994 Virginia (22-3-1) Bruce Arena 1-0 Indiana Davidson
    1993 Virginia (22-3) Bruce Arena 2-0 South Carolina Davidson
    1992 Virginia (21-2-1) Bruce Arena 2-0 San Diego Davidson
    1991 *Virginia (19-1-2) Bruce Arena 0-0 (4ot, pk) Santa Clara South Florida
    1990 *UCLA (19-1-2) Sigi Schmid 0-0 (4ot, pk) Rutgers South Florida
    1989 Santa Clara (20-0-3)/Virginia (21-2-2) Steve Sampson/Bruce Arena 1-1 (2ot)   Rutgers
    1988 Indiana (19-3-3) Jerry Yeagley 1-0 Howard Indiana
    1987 Clemson (18-5-1) I.M. Ibrahim 2-0 San Diego State Clemson
    1986 Duke (18-5-1) John Rennie 1-0 Akron Tacoma, Wash.
    1985 UCLA (20-1-4) Sigi Schmid 1-0 (8ot) American Seattle
    1984 Clemson (22-4) I.M. Ibrahim 2-1 Indiana Seattle
    1983 Indiana (21-1-4) Jerry Yeagley 1-0 (2ot) Columbia Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
    1982 Indiana (21-3-2) Jerry Yeagley 2-1 (8ot) Duke Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
    1981 Connecticut (20-3-2) Joe Morrone 2-1 (ot) Alabama A&M Stanford
    1980 San Francisco (24-0-2) Steve Negoesco 4-3 (ot) Indiana Tampa, Fla.
    1979 SIU Edwardsville (19-2-3) Bob Guelker 3-2 Clemson Tampa, Fla.
    1978 San Francisco# (28-1) Steve Negoesco 2-0 Indiana Tampa, Fla.
    1977 Hartwick (16-0-2) Jim Lennox 2-1 San Francisco California
    1976 San Francisco (20-2-3) Steve Negoesco 1-0 Indiana Penn
    1975 San Francisco (21-1-2) Steve Negoesco 4-1 SIU Edwardsville SIU Edwardsville
    1974 Howard (19-0) Lincoln Phillips 2-1 (4ot) St. Louis St. Louis
    1973 St. Louis (15-2-3) Harry Keough 2-1 (ot) UCLA Miami, Fla.
    1972 St. Louis (15-2-3) Harry Keough 4-2 UCLA Miami, Fla.
    1971 Howard# (15-0) Lincoln Phillips 3-2 St. Louis Miami, Fla.
    1970 St. Louis (14-0-1) Harry Keough 1-0 UCLA SIU Edwardsville
    1969 St. Louis (13-0) Harry Keough 4-0 San Francisco San Jose State
    1968 Maryland (14-0-1)/Michigan State (11-1-3) Doyle Royal/Gene Kenney 2-2 (2ot)   Georgia Tech-Emory
    1967 Michigan State (12-0-2)/St. Louis (8-3-2) Gene Kenney/Harry Keough 0-0 (Game called due to weather St. Louis
    1966 San Francisco (11-0-1) Steve Negoesco 5-2 Long Island California
    1965 St. Louis (14-0) Bob Guelker 1-0 Michigan State St. Louis
    1964 Navy (15-0) F.H. Warner 1-0 Michigan State Brown
    1963 St. Louis (13-1) Bob Guelker 3-0 Navy Rutgers
    1962 St. Louis (12-0-1) Bob Guelker 4-3 Maryland St. Louis
    1961 West Chester (12-0) Mel Lorback 2-0 St. Louis St. Louis
    1960 St. Louis (14-1) Bob Guelker 3-2 Maryland Brooklyn
    1959 St. Louis (11-1) Bob Guelker 5-2 Bridgeport Connecticut

    *Penalty kicks

    #Later vacated 

    12:39 am, November 10, 2022

    How to watch the 2022 DI men's soccer selection show

    A DI men's soccer College Cup ball.

    The 2022 DI men's soccer selection show is Monday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. ET on We'll have the official bracket for the 2022 DI men's soccer championship shortly after. This will be the sport's 62nd year of crowning an NCAA champion. Here's how to watch the selection show.  

    When: Monday, Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. ET 

    Where: Live here on

    The 2022 championship field will consist of 48 teams with the tournament running from Nov. 17 through Dec. 12. The College Cup, consisting of the national semifinals and finals will be held in Cary, North Carolina.