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From Amsterdam to Chicago: Get to know DePaul’s De Bruijne off the pitch

From Amsterdam to Chicago: Get to know DePaul’s De Bruijne off the pitch

Bella Michaels, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2019


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

Imagine leaving everything you’ve ever known and taking on a new cultural journey in a foreign country at 18 years old. Alone. Adjusting to a city bigger than any you’ve seen before. In the Netherlands, you either play soccer or you study. In the United States, you can do both. That’s why 6-foot...

Wish Field struggles with attendance due to lack of soccer culture

Wish Field struggles with attendance due to lack of soccer culture

Bella Michaels, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019


Filed under Soccer, Sports

A late, brilliant goal is blasted into the upright corner net. As the player celebrates his winning goal, his teammates rush over to him one by one and he pauses. He looks over to the sunlit stands, as sweat drips down his face and sees emptiness. He wondered, who was he playing for? In a field that ...

COMMENTARY: Moving to Soldier Field will make or break the Fire

COMMENTARY: Moving to Soldier Field will make or break the Fire

Connor McEleney, Contributing Writer

April 22, 2019


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The Chicago Fire are irrelevant in the greater Chicago sports landscape. If the Bears and Cubs are garish hydrangeas, the Fire are dead tulips in the back corner of the garden. They haven’t bloomed in two decades. The gardener gave up on the tulips and now focuses solely on cultivating the healthiest,...

DePaul men’s soccer use spring to gear up for fall season

DePaul men’s soccer use spring to gear up for fall season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

April 22, 2019


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Being able to play in noncompetitive games that don’t matter if your team wins or loses is pretty much nonexistent in today’s sports landscape. What’s even more uncommon is being able to play games in the offseason against good opponents to prepare for the upcoming season, because teams are hes...

DePaul sweeps season series against Seton Hall with 97-93 victory

DePaul sweeps season series against Seton Hall with 97-93 victory

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

January 19, 2019


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

Continuing their road back to being respected in the Big East, DePaul took another step to completing that mission with a season sweep over Seton Hall on Saturday. The Blue Demons accomplished a couple milestones with a 97-93 win over the Pirates at the Prudential Center Saturday night including winnin...

Men’s soccer looks forward to brighter future

Men’s soccer looks forward to brighter future

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

After big losses and minimal tournament appearances since 2011, the Blue Demons brought back in former DePaul player to get the team back on track. Since Mark Plotkin has taken over he has been trying to lead a resurgent group of players to more conference victories. However, the process of getti...

DePaul drops senior day contest to Creighton

DePaul drops senior day contest to Creighton

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

October 28, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

In the penultimate game of regular season play, DePaul (5-8-3; 2-4-2 Big East)  hosted the 19th ranked Creighton Blue Jays on senior day. After a hard fought game between the two Big East rivals, Creighton came away victorious 2-1, clinching the Big East regular season title. Throughout the entire...

Overtime not kind to women’s soccer

Overtime not kind to women’s soccer

Andrew Hattersly, Sports Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

The trip up I-94 to Valley Fields, home of Marquette women’s soccer, has traditionally been challenging for DePaul (6-5-3; 2-2-1 Big East), and Thursday night was another grind as they battled to a 0-0 draw with the Golden Eagles. While disappointed to only walk away with one point instea...

DePaul snaps three-game losing streak with tie against Seton Hall

DePaul snaps three-game losing streak with tie against Seton Hall

Cristhian Plasencia, Staff Writer

October 7, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

The Blue Demons men’s soccer team find themselves in seventh place, holding an identical 1-2-1 record as their rival Seton Hall after tying the Pirates 1-1 in a physical match on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Wish Field. DePaul leads the all-time series with the Pirates, 5-2-1. "Very happy with...

DePaul opens conference with double OT victory

DePaul opens conference with double OT victory

Lawrence Kreymer, Asst. Sports Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

In the 35th edition of Big East soccer, DePaul kicked of conference play with a dramatic 2-1 win over Providence in double overtime. For the second straight season these conference rivals met in the Big East opener and just like last season double overtime was needed to find a winner. However, unlike...

DePaul drops non-conference finale to UIC

DePaul drops non-conference finale to UIC

Cristhian Plasencia, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports

In their last rehearsal before beginning conference play, the Blue Demons (3-3) fell to UIC 2-0, on Tuesday afternoon at Wish Field. DePaul earned six corner kicks but couldn’t convert on their set pieces. After falling behind 1-0, Harry Hilling took back-to-back corners but three minutes after that se...

DePaul drops final non-conference game to UIC

DePaul drops final non-conference game to UIC

Cristhian Plasencia, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports

In their last rehearsal before beginning conference play, the Blue Demons (3-3) fell to UIC 2-0, on Tuesday afternoon at Wish Field. DePaul earned six corner kicks but couldn’t convert on their set pieces. After falling behind 1-0, Harry Hilling took back-to-back corners but three minutes after t...

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