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ATLANTA, GEORGIA– It would not be a big surprise if the Georgia State Panthers men’s soccer team will perform well this NCAA soccer season.
Panthers head coach Brett Surrency revealed his team is energized with their new football practice facility.
According to reports, the Panthers have a new complex this season at the former Georgia State football practice facility site (188 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive) which has now been converted into a complex for the soccer teams, as well as track & field.
Georgia State will also begin to play in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) this fall, playing a six-game conference schedule that will get underway in October.
The Panthers will play three exhibition matches before the start of the regular season hosting Clayton State (Aug. 14), traveling to Presbyterian College (Aug. 18), and hosting Clemson (Aug. 21) before the regular season gets underway Aug. 26 hosting UNF.
Five of the Panthers’ next six games will be on the road with just a lone home date hosting UNC Asheville on Sept. 7. GSU will face road contests at Mercer (Aug. 29), USC Upstate (Sept. 4), Belmont (Sept. 10), Winthrop (Sept. 18), and Davidson (Sept. 21), before another home match with Wofford on Sept. 25.
Following a road game at UAB on Sept. 28, the Panthers will open conference play at Bowling Green on Oct. 7, followed by a road game at Akron on Oct. 9.
After the final non-conference match of the year hosting ETSU on Oct. 12, the Panthers will host Western Michigan on Oct. 21, and Northern Illinois on Oct. 23, in MAC action.
Georgia State will close out the road portion of the conference schedule at West Virginia on Oct. 28, before hosting in-state rival and conference foe Georgia Southern on Nov. 4.
The 2021 MAC Championship is scheduled for Nov. 10-13, at the home of the regular-season champion.
The team reports back to campus on August 9 to start preparations for the season. Fans are admitted for free to all soccer matches this season.

By bob

A veteran soccer journalist who is an avid fan of Atlanta United and Lionel Messi.

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