DURHAM – The Duke men’s soccer program returns to the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2018, having been selected as the favorite team in this year’s tournament.
48 teams were selected from the knockout squad, with the country’s top 16 teams winning a seed and a second-round pass.
The Blue Devils (13-4-1, 5-2-1 ACC) received a first-round pass and will face the winner of UCLA (10-6-1, 5-4-1 Pac-12) and UC Santa Barbara (12-4-4, 6-1-2 Big West) on Sunday, November 21 at 1 p.m., at Koskinen Stadium.
The winner of Sunday’s game will face 10th seeded Saint Louis, Maryland or Long Island in the third round.
The Blue Devils enter the NCAA Championship on the heels of the program’s first ACC Championship Final appearance since 2006. The team owns the 2021 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Thorleifur Ulfarsson, Midfielder of the Year, Pierre Stroud, and first year student of the year, Shakur Mohammed.
Men’s football Duke is 31-25-2 all-time in the NCAA Championship, headlining the program’s national title in 1986. The Blue Devils are heading to their seventh NCAA Championship under leadership from the head coach. John kerr.
The first round matches will begin on November 18, followed by all second round matches on November 21. The third round matches will take place on November 27-28, with the quarter-finals scheduled for December 3-4. The 2021 NCAA College Cup takes place December 10-12 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC.
Tickets will be available at goduke.com/tickets at a later date.
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