CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia men’s soccer will be home for its final exhibition match on Saturday night (Aug. 21) at 7 p.m. against Radford. The match is scheduled to be broadcast on ACCNX and admission to the preseason contest is free.
Match Coverage: ACCNX is available to authenticated subscribers of ACC Network via the ESPN App. Links for the broadcast and in-game live stats are available on VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also follow the Virginia men’s soccer official twitter account (@UVAMenSoccer) for in-game updates.
Admission: Admission to all Virginia men’s soccer preseason matches is free. Please note that concessions stands will not be open for preseason matches.
- Saturday will be Virginia’s final tune-up before opening up its 2021 regular season on Thursday, August 26 at home against Western Michigan.
- Both Radford and UVA come into the match with wins in their first exhibition matches of the year. Radford topped Patrick Henry CC, 3-0 at home last Sunday.
- The two commonwealth foes last squared off in the regular season in 2019, a 1-0 Cavalier victory at Klöckner Stadium. Virginia is 13-1-1 all-time against the Highlanders in regular season action, its only blemish coming in 2017.
- Virginia erased an early 1-0 deficit in an exhibition against Longwood on Tuesday (Aug. 17) with two first half goals by sophomore Leo Afonso. The Cavaliers did not register a come-from-behind victory during the 2020 season.
- 22 Cavaliers saw action in the contest, Kaya Ignacio and Andreas Ueland each played a team-high 67 minutes.
- Virginia held a 25-12 advantage in shots and attempted 14 of the game’s 17 corner kicks. In 16 games last season Virginia highest shot total was 13.
- In goal, Holden Brown and Antonio Rodriguez each made three saves. Brown played the first 76 minutes of the match.
- Junior captain Andreas Ueland was on the 12-member ACC preseason watch list announced earlier this week. The Cavalier defender was a third-team All-ACC selection in each of his first two seasons in Charlottesville.
- In the preseason coaches poll, the Cavaliers were picked to finish fourth in the Coastal Division. Coming off its first College Cup appearance, Pitt was picked to win the league and is currently ranked third in the country in the United Soccer Coaches preseason poll.
Regular Season Ticket Information
Season Tickets: 2019 season ticket holders with reserved seats can renew their seat location for $50. General admission season tickets are on sale for just $25.
Single-game tickets: Fans can purchase them online at UVATix.com for $5. UVA athletics strongly encourages fans to avoid lines on game day and purchase their tickets online in advance, there are no fees when buying online. Single game tickets will be $10 at the window on game day. Group packages for parties of 20 or more are just $4 per ticket and are available online or over the phone in advance only.