UMBC men’s soccer once again finished the season in the top 20 nationally in both total and average attendance, the sixth time since 2012, proving once again that Retriever Soccer Park is one of the top places to watch college soccer in the country. The Retrievers reached the America East title game for the first time since their magical 2014 run, winning road games at Vermont and Stony Brook before ultimately falling to New Hampshire in the finals.
UMBC men’s soccer head coach Pete Caringi Jr. announced the team’s spring schedule, that features four dates at Retriever Soccer Park, highlighted by the seventh annual “Kicks for Chase” game on April 13. The Retrievers are coming off a 10-6-4, 4-3-1 AE season that saw the team reach the America East Championship game, ultimately falling to New Hampshire 5-0.
Former UMBC men’s soccer standout Sammy Kahsai has signed a one year deal with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL on Monday. Kahsai played three years for head coach Pete Caringi Jr. at UMBC, earning America East All-Conference First Team honors his senior campaign.
UMBC men’s soccer honored assistant coach Sam DeBone, who retired from coaching the Retrievers after 23 years on the sidelines at UMBC. Coach DeBone left his mark on the program, mentoring numerous goalies who earned all-conference honors and some that went on to play professionally and coach in the college ranks.
UMBC men’s soccer had a banner year in 2018, making their first appearance in the America East Championship game since their 2014 run to the College Cup. The Retrievers finished the season at 10-6-4, 4-3-1 AE, earning the five seed in the conference tournament. Several Retrievers earned all-conference honors, as once again, Retriever Soccer Park proved to be one of the toughest venues in all of college soccer.
UMBC men’s soccer junior Jon Bell (Silver Spring, Md./Richard Montgomery was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Northeast Region First Team, as announced on Wednesday. Bell joined six fellow America East athletes on the first team.
UMBC men’s soccer looks to cap their strong second half of the season with their fifth America East Championship at No. 2 New Hampshire on Sunday on ESPN3. The Retrievers are 6-1-3 since the start of October, and have advance to the title game after playing the first two rounds on the road. Most recently UMBC knocked off No. 1 and regular season champ Stony Brook on Wednesday night. Junior Jordan Dove (Gambrills, Md./DeMatha) netted the game winner in the 60th minute.
Jordan Dove (Gambrill, Md./DeMatha) netted the game winner in the 60th minute to send UMBC men’s soccer to their first America East Tournament Championship game since 2014. The Retrievers held the Seawolves to no shots on goal during the second half in the win.
No. 5 UMBC men’s soccer continues their America East title hopes against top seeded Stony Brook on Wednesday night. The winner will face the winner of No. 2 New Hampshire and No. 3 UMass Lowell on Sunday, Nov. 11 on ESPN3. The Retrievers advanced to the semifinals with a 1-1 draw against No. 4 Vermont, advancing 5-4 on penalty kicks.
UMBC men’s soccer needed penalty kicks, but they advance to the semifinals of the America East Tournament, 1-1 (5-4 PK) over Vermont on Saturday. The Retrievers advances to the semifinals for the first time since 2015.
UMBC men’s soccer heads to Vermont to take on the Catamounts in the America East Tournament Quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon. UMBC earned the five seed in the tournament after a 2-2 draw with regular season champ Stony Brook on Wednesday. UMBC is in the tournament for the ninth time in ten years, sitting at 9-5-3 on the year.
Sophomore Cesare Marconi (Loano, Italy) and junior Jon Bell (Silver Spring, Md./Richard Montgomery) earned America East All-Conference Second Team, leading a team of five Retrievers to earn all-conference honors, the America East announced on Friday.
UMBC men’s soccer fell behind 2-0 early in the second half, but rallied for a 2-2 draw on Wednesday night against Stony Brook. Senior James Gielen (Edgewater, Md./DeMatha) and junior Nick Gumbs (Clarksburg, Md./Damascus) netted the Retriever goals. The Retrievers will be the five seed in the upcoming #AEMSOC Tournament, traveling to #4 Vermont on Saturday.
UMBC men’s soccer will close out the regular season at first place Stony Brook on Wednesday night. The Retrievers clinched a spot in the upcoming #AEMSOC Tournament despite a 2-0 loss to UAlbany on Saturday. The Retrievers can still reach as high as third place with a win on the final day of conference play.
UMBC men’s soccer begins the home stretch of the #AEMSOC season at UAlbany on Saturday night. The Retrievers are coming off a 3-1 win against George Washington on Tuesday night to keep their unbeaten streak alive six games, going 5-0-1 during that stretch. UMBC is 9-4-2, 3-2 AE on the year, in a three-way tie for second place, just one game out of first place with two to go.
UMBC men’s soccer sent off their senior class in style with a 3-1 win against the Colonials on Tuesday night. Three different Retrievers scored in the match, capped by senior James Gielen (Edgewater, Md./DeMatha) who netted a penalty kick late in the second half.
UMBC men’s soccer will host the Colonials in the final non-conference match of the year on Tuesday. The team will honor six seniors making their final home appearance pregame. The Retrievers are 8-4-2 on the year, unbeaten in their last five matches and sit just one game back of first in the America East.
UMBC men’s soccer only needed a first half goal from Matt Bailey (Stevensville, Md./Saints Peter and Paul) to down Binghamton 1-0 on Saturday. The Retrievers extend their unbeaten streak to five games, and move to 8-4-2, 3-2 AE on the year.
UMBC men’s soccer hosts the Bearcats in the team’s annual “Pink Game” on Saturday night. Both the Bearcats and the Retrievers are in a five-way tie for second place in the America East at 2-2 in conference play. The Retrievers are unbeaten in their last four games, going 3-0-1 in that stretch.
Sophomore Dylan Poetzel (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) tied it in the second half, with junior Nick Gumbs (Clarksburg, Md./Damascus) providing the heroics in double overtime to give UMBC a 2-1 win on Tuesday. Both Gumbs and Poetzel scored their first career goals in the match.
UMBC men’s soccer, unbeaten in their last three, continue their four-game home stand against the Wildcats on Tuesday night. The Retrievers took down Hartford on Saturday in overtime on a Cesare Marconi (Loano, Italy) goal just minutes into the extra frame. UMBC is 2-0-1 in their last three, and are 6-4-2, 2-2-0 AE on the year in a five-way tie for second in the conference.
Sophomore forward Cesare Marconi (Loano, Italy) scored his team best fourth goal of the year when it counted most, propelling UMBC to a 1-0 win against Hartford on Saturday night. The Retrievers had several chances throughout the contest, but could not find the net in regulation.
UMBC men’s soccer welcomes Hartford to Retriever Soccer Park on Saturday, looking to build upon their two game unbeaten streak. The match with the Hawks starts a string of four straight home matches. Most recently the Retrievers battled Penn to a scoreless draw on Tuesday night to move to 5-4-2, 1-2-0 AE on the year. The team will honor the 2003 and 2013 teams during halftime on Saturday.
UMBC men’s soccer heads to the City of Brotherly Love to face the Quakers on ESPN+ on Tuesday night. The Retrievers are coming off a big 3-1 victory against UMass Lowell on Saturday night. Sophomore Matt Bailey (Stevensville, Md./Saints Peter and Paul) scored his first two collegiate goals in the match to propel the Retrievers to victory.
UMBC men’s soccer picked up their first win in conference play, and fifth overall in a 3-1 win on Saturday night against the River Hawks. Sophomore Matt Bailey (Stevensville, Md./Saints Peter and Paul) scored twice to lead UMBC to the victory. The goals were the first of his collegiate career.
UMBC men’s soccer closes out their home stand with a key America East match against UMass Lowell on Saturday night on ESPN+. The Retrievers are coming off a 3-0 loss the Vermont last Saturday and are currently 4-4-1, 0-2-0 AE on the year.