From OMAVS.com – The Omaha men’s soccer team gets an early start to competition with an upcoming nine-day trip to Costa Rica.
The Mavericks will play four exhibition matches against first- and second-division professional club teams while there and take part in a community service project during their trip from July 2-11.
“We get to train and play four quality games against professional teams,” said Mims. “For us to have a training camp experience in a foreign country for a couple weeks is a huge advantage. We get to see our guys play against international competition and see what type of shape we are in.”
Aside from spending time on the soccer pitch, the Mavericks will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Costa Rican culture. Activities planned on the trip include a visit to the National Theater and Museum, a rafting excursion, zip lining through the rain forest, and time on the beautiful Costa Rican beaches.
Blog from Players and Coaches
During the trip, OMAVS.com will have a daily blog from the players and coaches.
Last season, Omaha finished the regular season 10-5-2 overall and 3-2-1 in the Summit League.
The Mavericks earned a share of its first Summit League regular season title.
UNO opens the 2015 season with the Black/White Scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 7 P.M., before hosting the University of Washington in the South Omaha Classic at Caniglia Field on August 22 at 7 P.M.
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4 Exhibitions (vs. Juventud Escazucena (second division), 7/3; vs. Belen FC (first division), 7/5; vs. Belen FC, 7/8; vs. C.S. Cartagines (first division), 7/9)
Rafting excursion and Zip lining expedition
Visit to the National Theater and Museum
Local community service project