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Senior midfielder Tyler McCarroll prepares to send the ball down field during the Hoosier's 3-1 victory against St. Louis on Friday at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Undefeated team to face former head coach Freitag

After two wins last weekend in the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic against St. Louis and Dayton, the No. 10-ranked men’s soccer team is back in action this weekend in South Bend for the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament. They will face Bucknell and Denver.


Freshman Kerel Bradford makes an attempt on the goal against the Evansville Purple Aces April 9 at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

IU opens at home after Notre Dame

The IU men’s soccer team returns to the field this weekend for two games as part of the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic at Bill Armstrong Stadium.


Offense necessary for soccer success

Surely the Hoosier soccer team will score goals, lots of them. But the void of 2010 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Will Bruin and the lack of offense thus far this season has left lingering questions about whether or not the 2011 Hoosiers will repeat as Big Ten Champions under second-year coach Todd Yeagley.


Junior forward Will Bruin celebrates his hat trick during IU's 5-1 victory against UCLA on Sunday at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Hoosiers work to overcome loss of Bruin to Houston Dynamo

IU men’s soccer’s hopes of defending their Big Ten championship took a sizable hit Dec. 29, 2010, when their leading scorer, junior Will Bruin, decided to forego his senior season and pursue a career in Major League Soccer.



Junior forward Will Bruin celebrates his hat trick during IU's 5-1 victory against UCLA on Sunday at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

IUSA platforms advance, solidify during summer

IU men’s soccer’s hopes of defending their Big Ten championship took a sizable hit Dec. 29, 2010, when their leading scorer, junior Will Bruin, decided to forego his senior season and pursue a career in Major League Soccer.


Men's soccer coach Todd Yeagley speaks to his team after winning 5-1 against Tulsa in the NCAA Championship on Nov. 29 at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Men’s soccer travels to South Bend for opener

The No. 17 IU men’s soccer team will open their season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in South Bend with renewed expectations. They’ll take on No. 12 Notre Dame in the team’s first season opener on the road since 2006.


Despite Indiana-Akron ties, Yeagley doesn’t see a rivalry

Assistant coaches under famed former Indiana Coach Jerry Yeagley helped the Indiana men’s soccer program hoist the national championship trophy in both 2003 and 2004. Coaches Todd Yeagley and Caleb Porter returned only a few years after graduating to help their alma mater capture College Cup titles, which had eluded both men during their stints as leaders of the Hoosier soccer team.


Junior forward Alec Purdie moves the ball against the Evansville Purple Aces on Friday at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Hoosiers find new scoring options in 5-2 win

Will Bruin no longer charged down the field with the ball at his feet. Rich Balchan no longer defended the backfield. Andy Adlard no longer flipped after the goals. Three IU men’s soccer players from last season were gone, now playing on their respective Major League Soccer teams. However, that didn’t stop the post-Bruin squad from scoring five goals in a lopsided 5-2 win against Evansville, its first of two spring season home games on Jerry Yeagley Field.



Senior forward Will Bruin celebrates his goal during IU's meet against Notre Dame on Oct. 6 at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Bruin to forgo senior year for MLS

Will Bruin has withdrawn from all his spring semester classes and will forgo his senior season ­— all in the name of Major League Soccer.


Junior forward Will Bruin high fives students in The Cage celebrating the Hoosiers' 5-1 win against Tulsa in the second round of the NCAA Division I Championship on Sunday at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Junior forward Bruin confirms decision to turn pro

Junior forward Will Bruin said leaving college soccer behind will be difficult, but he will skip his senior season for an opportunity to play Major League Soccer. While IU coach Todd Yeagley backed Bruin's decision, the move also alters the makeup of IU in 2011.


Junior forward Will Bruin jumps over Northwestern goalkeeper Jonathan Harris during IU's 3-2 win against the Wildcats on Sunday at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Soccer's Bruin forgoes senior season for MLS

The junior striker is one of seven soccer stars across the nation who signed a Generation adidas contract, according to Foxsoccer.com’s Ives Galarcep.


Akron now a soccer power under Porter

After former IU player and assistant coach Caleb Porter led the Akron men's soccer team to its first national championship Sunday, former IU coach Jerry Yeagley said the Zips, not the traditionally powerful Hoosiers, are the now the standard for college soccer in the Midwest.



Senior midfielder Rich Balchan fights to get control of the ball from Akron freshman striker Darren Mattocks during the IU vs. Akron soccer game on Sunday in Akron, Ohio. The Hoosiers fell to the Zips 1-2, officially ending the men's soccer season. (Photo by Mike Wise, Akron Athletics)

Men's soccer falls 2-1 at Akron in NCAA Tournament

Akron scored two early second-half goals in a two-minute span and the Hoosiers could not recover, as the Zips eliminated the IU soccer team from the NCAA Tournament in a 2-1 final.


Men's soccer coach Todd Yeagley speaks to his team after winning 5-1 against Tulsa in the second round of the NCAA Division I Championship on Sunday at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Former IU soccer teammates set to coach against each other

Todd Yeagley and Caleb Porter - former assistant coaches, former teammates and former roommates will meet as head coaches for the first time in the postseason when IU travels to Akron for a 4 p.m. Sunday third-round NCAA Tournament game.


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