CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s soccer team (4-3, 1-1 ACC) is set to take on American (2-2-2, 0-1 Patriot League) in non-conference action Tuesday night (Sept. 20) at Klöckner Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Tuesday night’s match against American will be streamed on ACCNX which is available through the ESPN app and at WatchESPN.com for customers who have the ACC Network as a part of their television subscription. Live stats are also available and links to both the live stats and broadcast are available at VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also get updates by following the program’s official Twitter account (@UVAMenSoccer).
Tickets are available for Tuesday night’s game and fans can purchase single-game tickets in advance online at UVATix.com. Reserved seats purchased in advance are $12 and general admission tickets are $8. UVA athletics strongly encourages fans to avoid lines on game day and purchase their tickets online in advance. Single-game tickets will be $15 at the gate on game day for reserved seats if available and $10 for general admission seats. Group packages for parties of 20 or more are $6 and are available for purchase over the phone in advance only.
- The Cavaliers currently lead the ACC in goals scored with 18, a mark that is tied for the sixth-highest total in the country
- A total of 10 different Cavaliers have registered a goal on the year, a number which is tied with Wake Forest for second in the ACC behind Syracuse (11)
- No Virginia player has scored more than once in a single game this season
- Afonso and Kome Ubogu lead the Cavaliers in goals this season with four each
- Leo Afonso leads the ACC in shots with 32
- A total of 11 different Cavaliers have tallied an assist this season, Moritz Kappelsberger and Daniel Mangarov lead the team with two each
- The Cavaliers have outshot their opponents by a staggering margin of 122-53 registering 17.4 per game
- Virginia’s total of 56 shots on goal ranks third in the NCAA and first in the ACC
- The Cavaliers have conceded just 15 total shots in the first half of games this season
AGAINST THE EAGLES
- Tuesday’s match will be the 22nd meeting between Virginia and American
- Of the 21 prior matchups between the two schools, 16 of them have been played in Charlottesville
- The Cavaliers are 13-3 against the Eagles at home and 11-2 at Klöckner
- Virginia has met American in the NCAA tournament on two occasions (1997, 2004); the Cavaliers advanced on both occasions with one-goal victories
- American enters the match with an overall record of 2-2-2
- After a 4-0 defeat at Leghigh, American is 0-1 in Patriot League play
- American is 1-2 away from home this season
- The Eagles are led in goals by Robert Matei and Zemi Rodriguez with two each
- Matei leads the team in points with nine
ON THE HORIZON
Virginia will hit the road for a true away game for the first time this season when the team travels to take on No. 16 Syracuse on Saturday (Sept. 24). Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.