From OMAVS.com – For the second straight season, Omaha Men's Soccer will begin the 2014 slate with the South Omaha Classic at Omaha South High School on Saturday, Aug. 16. The Mavs will welcome the Nebraska men's club team for the exhibition match at 7:30 p.m.
The match will be played at Omaha South High School to showcase the squad to the South Omaha community.
UNO then travels to face UCLA in an exhibition on Tuesday, Aug. 19. The Bruins earned the No. 1 overall seed in last year's NCAA Tournament and finished No. 9 in the College Soccer News Top 30 poll after falling in penalty kicks to Connecticut in the round of 16. UCLA has the top-ranked recruiting class in the nation according to College Soccer News.
The Mavs will open Caniglia Field for the first time in the fall with a Red-Black Scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. Following the intrasquad game there will be a Meet-And-Greet with the Mavs on the field with autographs and picture opportunities with the players.
The 17-game regular season begins with four straight home games at Caniglia Field, starting on Friday, Aug. 29 against Santa Clara at 7:30 p.m. Santa Clara is a five-time College Cup final four participant and won the national championship in 1989.
Two days later UNO hosts Stanford on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. The Cardinal, three-time College Cup participants, finished 19th in last year's College Soccer News Top 30 after going 10-7-4 and reaching the NCAA round of 16. They bring back seven starters and their top two scorers.
For just $30 Maverick soccer fans can purchase an official game scarf, and with that comes admission to every home men's and women's soccer game in 2014.
The scarves are for sale at the UNO ticket office inside the Sapp Fieldhouse. One side of the black and red scarf reads "OMAHA SOCCER" and the other says "OMAHA FÚTBOL."
Each scarf costs $30, and it must be presented at each game for free admission. The Maverick women are scheduled to play seven home games, while the men have 10 home matches.