ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis University released its 2019 men’s soccer schedule today.
The 19-match slate includes 17 regular-season games, seven of which will take place at Robert R. Hermann Stadium. The Billikens will face five foes who advanced to the NCAA Championship a season ago.
"As we approach the upcoming fall season, we look forward to having the opportunity to play in front of our incredible fans at Hermann Stadium,” SLU head coach Kevin Kalish said. “The energy, knowledge and enthusiasm that Saint Louis fans bring consistently makes them some of the best in the country. As a program, we look forward to creating an incredible atmosphere for our fans at home. Having a tradition for being a top-10 program for home attendance, we are eager to get things kicked off with our home opener against Notre Dame on Saturday, Aug. 31. We will continue to play a challenging schedule, and we are excited to host a number of top teams from conferences such as the ACC, Big 10, and AAC at Hermann Stadium this upcoming season."
The complete schedule can be found here. From now until June 7, season tickets are available for just $50 (adults) and $25, discounted from the regular price of $75 and $65. Season tickets can be purchased by visiting SLUBillikens.com or by contacting the Billiken Ticket Office at 314-977-4SLU or firstname.lastname@example.org. Single-game tickets will be on sale later this summer.
The home opener against Notre Dame on Saturday, Aug. 31, is a rematch of last year’s opener in South Bend that saw the teams play to a 1-1 draw. Last season, Notre Dame reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship.
SLU faces another NCAA Tournament opponent in SMU as the Billikens head to Texas to face the Mustangs on Friday, Sept. 6. The two teams played to a 1-1 draw a season ago, and SMU reached the NCAA Tournament.
On Friday, Sept. 13, the Billikens head to SIUE for the Bronze Boot game at Korte Stadium in Edwardsville, Ill. The Billikens retained the Bronze Boot in last year’s affair – the first of the rivalry in 20 years – with a 1-1 tie.
Saint Louis welcomes Tulsa to Hermann Stadium on Tuesday, Sept. 17, then hits the road for two more contests. SLU’s first Atlantic 10 Conference game comes against Davidsion in North Carolina on Saturday, Sept. 21. The Billikens then travel to Memphis to face the Memphis Tigers on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
The defending A-10 champion Rhode Island Rams come to town for Homecoming and Family Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 28. The game will kick at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the return of the traditional fireworks display at halftime.
The Billikens are at Marquette on Tuesday, Oct. 1, before a stretch of three consecutive A-10 games at Massachusetts (Saturday, Oct. 5), at home against George Mason (Wednesday, Oct. 9) and at La Salle (Saturday, Oct. 12).
Denver, which reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season, comes to Hermann Stadium for a matchup on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Dayton is the opponent on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Hermann Stadium.
The Billikens are on the road for their next two – playing at Virginia on Tuesday, Oct. 22, and at Duquesne on Saturday, Oct. 26. Virginia reached the third round of last season’s NCAA Tournament.
SLU concludes the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 2, at home against Fordham.
The opening round of the A-10 Men’s Soccer Championship takes place Saturday, Nov. 9, on campus sites. The A-10 semifinals and final is slated for Nov. 15-17 at Fordham in the Bronx, N.Y.
The Billikens will play three games during the preseason, all at Hermann Stadium, starting with Wisconsin on Sunday, Aug. 18. The next day, SLU welcomes Eastern Illinois for a friendly on Monday, Aug. 19. The preseason schedule concludes on Saturday, Aug. 24, against Missouri State for the SLU Student Welcome game, which is attended by the incoming SLU freshman class where they take part in spirit contests throughout the game.
All dates and times are subject to change. For the most up-to-date schedule, visit SLUBillikens.com.