National Signing Day was Wednesday and the Michigan State men’s soccer program received National Letters of Intent from seven high school seniors. Head coach Damon Rensing was in studio to publicly unveil all seven student-athletes to Spartan Nation and discuss his feeling towards this year’s class, his expectations for each individual and explain this past season’s recruiting process.
National Signing Day for men’s soccer is upon us. Wednesday, February 5th is the day high school seniors will put the pen to the paper and officially declare themselves Spartans.
Assistant coach Kylie Stannard reveals what the Michigan State soccer program looks for in a recruit, what his role as recruiter involves and how college soccer recruiting has changed over the past 20 years.
Former Michigan State men’s soccer defender Kevin Cope was selected 25th overall by the Philadelphia Union in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft on Thursday. Today, Kevin joins Corner Kick reporter, Brooks Laimbeer, in an exclusive post-draft audio interview. Former Spartan standout and current member of the MLS’ Portland Timbers, Rauwshan McKenzie, as well as Michigan State men’s soccer assistant coach Ben Pirmann join in on the post-draft conversations.
In the fifth edition of Corner Kick Roundtable, co-host, Brooks Laimbeer interviews Matt Doyle, news media editor at MLSsoccer.com, about the 2014 MLS Combine and the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.
In the fourth edition of Corner Kick Roundtable, host, Jonathan Yales, invites Impact Sports reporter, Brooks Laimbeer, to discuss the Michigan State men’s soccer season which recently concluded with an Elite Eight loss to Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament. Laimbeer expands on what he saw live from the Spartans in South Bend, Ind. and MSU head coach Damon Rensing joins the conversation.
Lansing United’s first signing has quite a story behind him.
From South Africa to the MLS to Lansing, 33-year-old Thabiso “Boyzzz” Khumalo was revealed as Lansing United’s first-ever signing and the key building block that the team’s predicted success will be built around.
Eric Rudland will be in charge of constructing Lansing United’s roster as well as all the coaching duties throughout the team’s upcoming summer season.
“When I sat down with (Jeremy Sampson) it was very apparent that he’s passionate about this organization,” Rudland said. “He wanted to do things the right way and that made my decision to get involved very easy.”
Lansing United is officially a reality.
The City of Lansing now has its first amateur soccer team in city history. Former local WILX sports anchor and first-time owner, Jeremy Sampson, envisioned the idea of a local amateur soccer team three years ago, and has been building upon his vision ever since.
Can you smell the roses?
The Pact can, and they bring you their opinions on MSU’s Big Ten win. Tune in for an exclusive interview with Becky Dantonio, wife of Big Ten Coach of the Year, Mark Dantonio, as she shares her opinions on Coach D’s dance moves.
South Bend, Ind. – Battling the cold weather and a frozen field, the Spartans fought all the way to the end, but the Fighting Irish held strong and came away with the win.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State football may be playing in the Big Ten Championship on Saturday and MSU volleyball may have just begun their NCAA tournament run, but MSU men’s soccer is well on its way to history with a chance to become one of the best men’s teams in the program’s 57-year history.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – On Sunday, the Spartans will take the pitch against a Georgetown University team who is looking to get back to the Men’s College Cup final, after losing to Indiana University in 2012.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – All season long, head coach Damon Rensing has emphasized unity and the toughness of his 27 players, and the Spartans showed that on Sunday against the University of Louisville.
On a cold day with high winds, and a field that players could hardly get a good footing on, the Spartans found themselves locked in a tight game with the Cardinals.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State Spartans and Louisville Cardinals will meet on the pitch at DeMartin Stadium, Sunday, for the second round of the NCAA tournament.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – As the clock struck noon on Monday, 27 men’s soccer players and their head coach eagerly waited to see where their 12-5-3 record would place them in the NCAA tournament.
It took nine minutes for the Spartans to get that answer, but that eagerness quickly turned into cheers as they saw that they earned an 11 seed.
Michigan State (12-4-3, 4-2-1 Big Ten) and Indiana (7-11-2, 2-4-0) played as two equivalent teams Sunday, as expected in the Big Ten Tournament finale.
What was not expected was that something as trivial as the wind ended up becoming a substantial part of the game and dictated the final score.
EAST LANSING, Mich. – It wouldn’t be a rivalry game between Michigan and Michigan State without drama, and there was plenty of drama on the pitch Saturday.