The Ramblers are 3-11-2 all-time against the Spartans and have only won once when playing in East Lansing.
Seven months have passed since the Michigan State men’s soccer team played their last soccer game against defending national champs, Notre Dame, in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.
The Spartans are looking to get back to the Elite Eight this season, but first they will have to make it through the new Big Ten and a few tough non-conference opponents early in the season.
Although the United States soccer team was unable to defeat Belgium in the Round of 16 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the eight remaining teams are about to kick off four of the most intriguing international football matches one could ever imagine.
Dan Krier and Brooks Laimbeer preview the Quarterfinal Round and give their picks on who will survive and who will go home. Does Brazil have what it takes to tackle the upstart Colombian squad? Will Belgium be able to shut down Argentina and Lionel Messi? Read More…
Impact Sports presents an in-depth preview of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Dan Krier and Brooks Laimbeer break down each of the eight groups for this year’s big soccer tournament in Brazil and make picks on the final game.
From the opening minute of the match, Lansing United constantly put pressure on the AFC Cleveland defense.
United midfielder, Brendan Finnerty, started the pressure in the 9th minute by hitting a shot from 25 yards out. The shot was deflected out-of-bounds for a corner kick, which was only the beginning of the amount of corners United would receive.
In a physical game in which the flow of play went back and forth, Lansing United could not find the back of the net.
“I was proud of the guys’ effort. First half, I thought it took us a while to settle in to the game, the environment and the opponent.,” United head coach Eric Rudland said. “Made some changes at halftime, I thought in the second half, I was really proud of our effort, creating some phenomenal opportunities.”
After scoring zero goals in their home opener, Lansing United seemed to have no trouble finding the back of the net on Sunday night against the Michigan Stars, especially their captain, Matt Brown.
Brown traveled 3,696 miles from his hometown of Dordon, England to play soccer for United, and he showed the crowd why team owner, Jeremy Sampson, and manager, Eric Rudland, wanted him on the team.
In front of a crowd of 975 fans on Friday night, Lansing United opened up their first National Premier Soccer League season against the Indiana Fire at East Lansing Soccer Complex.
“It definitely was a good surprise,” Michigan State University starting goalkeeper Zach Bennett said. “I didn’t know 900-some were going to come out tonight, so it was really awesome to see the support.”
At Michigan State, the student sections for football, men’s basketball and hockey are filled to the brim with die-hard fans.
Over the past two years, a new student section has grown and can be heard banging a drum and chanting from the Sparty statue all the way to DeMartin Stadium.
We had the honor of hosting some of the men’s soccer players in studio, but now it is time to dig into the women’s team.
Paul Gilbert, the new volunteer assistant coach for the MSU men’s soccer team, stops by the studio to talk about his new role with the team. Starting goalie Zach Bennett and backup goalie Quinn McAnaney also stopped in to talk about goalkeeping and what it is like to work with Paul.
Zach and Quinn also tackle the challenging, but always entertaining, player questionnaire. What teammate do they never want to score on them during practice? Who is the most athletic person on the team? What women’s soccer player do they believe can score on them?
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 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.
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.