Spartan Men’s Soccer Announces 2022 Schedule

EAST LANSING, Michigan- Michigan State Head Coach Damon Rensing announced the Spartans’ 2022 schedule on Thursday.

MSU will face seven teams that reached the NCAA Tournament last season, including Notre Dame, Akron, Bowling Green, Washington, Indiana, Maryland and Penn State. Notre Dame and Washington both reached the College Cup, with the Huskies advancing to the College Cup Finals, falling to eventual champion Clemson.

“We are really excited about our 2022 schedule,” Rensing said. “Year after year we have one of the best schedules in the country. This year will be no different with two NCAA College Cup entrants plus the Big Ten schedule, which is still one of the best football conferences in the nation. .

“What I really love about this program is that it has a bit of everything. We have our non-conference regional rivalries with Akron, Notre Dame, Western Michigan and Bowling Green, which are tough competitive games. We also welcome Army and Saint Mary’s from each coast. They are well trained teams with different styles that we don’t normally play. We also have a cool experience traveling to Seattle to face national runners-up Washington on Friday night before our football team doesn’t play UW on Saturday, so there should be a lot of Spartan fans on the West Coast.”

After a trio of exhibitions, Michigan State opens the season with three straight home games against Army (August 26), Notre Dame (August 29) and Western Michigan (September 1). The Spartans next face regional rivals Akron (September 5) and Bowling Green (September 9) on the road. Michigan State will make the trip to the Pacific Northwest to face Washington (Sept. 16), which is a day ahead of the Spartan Football Team’s matchup with the Huskies.

The Green & Whites open Big Ten road action against Indiana on September 23. The Spartans end September against rival Michigan State as the Big Bear Trophy battle returns to East Lansing on September 27.

As the schedule changes in October, MSU will host Wisconsin (October 2), before heading to defending Big Ten champion Penn State (October 7). In their final non-conference game, MSU will take on Saint Mary’s (October 11), before returning to B1G play to take on Rutgers (October 16), both of these battles will take place within the friendly confines of DeMartin Stadium. Michigan State will shut down the road portion of the regular season at Maryland (October 21) and Ohio State (October 25). The Spartans will celebrate Senior Day against Northwestern (October 30), ending the regular season.

The Big Ten tournament will begin on November 6.

“The conference and non-conference home program will be great games for our local community and our Red Cedar Rowdies to take full advantage of. The Rowdies are a special student section and they are a great part of the fun environment that the stadium DeMartin produces,” Rensing said.