You know the old saying, “new year, new me?”
Well, Penn men’s soccer is taking that to heart this brand new season.
Flip back the calendar a year, and the Quakers limped out of a 4-0 loss to high-power American University team.
For those of you who were watching, and/or mesmerized by, the Copa America Centanario, you’ll have noticed a few things.
The Copa America is now in knockout mode, with the preliminary stages of the competition now finished.
But last weekend, the tournament certainly had knockout vibes running throughout Philly as three teams said goodbye to their Copa America dreams.
As William Shakespeare once said, “All’s well that ends well.” Butor Penn men’s soccer, there would be no such redemption.
It's been a rough season for the Quakers, but they'll certainly be entering their final home game of the year on a high note.
Country roads are taking the Quakers away from home down to West Virginia.
For Penn men’s soccer, missing out on the Ivy League championship does not mean the season is over.
Unfortunately, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, not soccer.
As noted poet Rocky Balboa once said: “When you get knocked down, get back up and keep moving forward.”
Responding to failure is a vital process in sports at all levels.
Two Penn freshman – football’s Christian Pearson and women’s soccer’s Sasha Stevens – were named the Ivy League’s Rookie of the Week in their respective sports Monday.
Even if you were at yesterday’s game supporting the Big Green, you felt the disappointment and saw the frustration on the faces of Penn men’s soccer after 88 solid minutes of play without a score on either side ultimately gave way to a 1-0 Red and Blue defeat.
Soccer is without doubt the world’s sport.
Outside the United States, the majority of athletes grow up playing soccer at some point in their lives.
A lapse in concentration and a few wasted opportunities.
For Penn men’s soccer, 2015 has been a tale of two seasons.
As Penn men's soccer prepares to take on Columbia in New York over fall break this weekend, the team finds itself in an eerily familiar situation.
The floodgates have opened.
Six days ago, Penn men’s soccer was in dire straits. The team had failed to score a goal in five of its six matches in 2015, and found itself winless with Ivy play looming.
Consider the script flipped.
Penn football’s recent upset victory over Villanova — the program’s first in more than 100 years — has sent tremors throughout the Penn Athletics community.
Will the residual holiness of the papal visit bless Penn men’s soccer with its first win of the season?
For Penn men’s soccer, Wednesday's game was about a lot more than the score. In a game where the squad did most things right, the Quakers (0-5-1) could not come away with a win over No.