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Duquesne men’s soccer releases 2021 schedule

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From Duquesne University Athletic Department report 

Nonconference matchups against a trio of Power 5 schools highlight the 2021 Duquesne men’s soccer schedule released today.

The Dukes, who are in their ninth year under head coach Chase Brooks, open on Thursday, August 26 at Pitt at 8:00 p.m.

The Panthers, who finished last season ranked No. 3 in the United Soccer Coaches Top 25, advanced to the NCAA College Cup semifinal last season in representing the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Southeastern Conference member Kentucky, who advanced to the third round of last year’s College Cup on the way to earning a No. 16 national ranking, will host the Dukes on Sept. 12, while Big Ten member Michigan State, which will host Duquesne on Sept. 21, will be the final Power 5 member on the 2021 schedule.

This is the first time since 2010 (Pitt, Michigan State and West Virginia) that Dukes will play three Power 5 schools in the same season.

Following the Pitt game, DU will play a pair of home matches against local rivals Robert Morris (Aug. 29) and Saint Francis U (Aug. 31) before heading to Washington, D.C. to face Howard (Sept. 5).

DU will host Canisius (Sept. 15) after its trip to Kentucky.

Duquesne will open Atlantic 10 play at home vs. George Washington on Sept. 18.

Additional A-10 home opponents include La Salle (Sept. 25), St. Bonaventure (Oct. 20) and Massachusetts (Oct. 23).

DU will face Davidson (Oct. 2), VCU (Oct. 6), Saint Joseph’s (Oct. 16) and Dayton (Oct. 30) on the road in conference play.

The Dukes will play a final nonconference match at home vs. Wright State on Oct. 26.

The top eight regular-season finishers will compete at the Atlantic 10 Championship with opening round games at the sites of the top four finishers on Nov. 6 & 7. The championship will conclude with semifinal and final games on the campus of the team with the highest remaining seed on Nov. 12 & 14.

Duquesne will play three exhibition matches prior to the season: at West Virginia (Aug. 13) and home vs. Detroit   Mercy (Aug. 19) and Cal U. (Aug. 22).


  • Duquesne will play eight matches at home and eight on the road. All eight home games will start at 7:00 p.m. on Rooney Field.
  • The Dukes will play eight nonconference and eight Atlantic 10 Conference games as part of the 16-game schedule.
  • DU will face members of six conferences – including Power 5 members Pitt, Michigan State & Kentucky – in non-league play: Robert Morris & Wright State (Horizon), Howard & Saint Francis U (Northeast), Canisius (Metro Atlantic), Pitt (Atlantic Coast), Michigan State (Big 10) and Kentucky (Southeastern).
  • This is the first time since 2010 (Pitt, Michigan State & West Virginia) that Duquesne will be facing three Power 5 schools in the same season.
  • The 13-team Atlantic 10 will maintain an eight-game schedule. The top eight teams will qualify for the Atlantic 10 Championship with first round games at the campus site of the highest seed on Nov. 6 & 7, with the highest remaining seed hosting the semifinal and final on Nov. 12 & 14.


Aug. 135pmAwayWest Virginia (exhib.)Morgantown, WV
Aug. 191pmHomeDetroit Mercy (exhib.)
Aug. 2211amHomeCal U (exhib.)
Aug. 268pmAwayPittPittsburgh, PA
Aug. 297pmHomeRobert Morris
Aug. 317pmHomeSaint Francis U
Sept. 5TBAAwayHowardWashington, DC
Sept. 127:30pmAwayKentuckyLexington, KY
Sept. 157pmHomeCanisius
Sept.187pmHomeGeorge Washington
Sept. 217pmAwayMichigan StateEast Lansing, MI
Sept. 257pmHomeLa Salle
Oct. 26pmAwayDavidsonDavidson, NC
Oct. 67pmAwayVCURichmond, VA
Oct. 165pmAwaySaint Joseph'sPhiladelphia, PA
Oct. 207pmHomeSt. Bonaventure
Oct. 237pmHomeMassachusetts
Oct. 267pmHomeWright State
Oct. 307pmAwayDaytonDayton, OH
Nov. 6Atlantic 10 Quarterfinals (top 4 teams)
Nov. 12 & 14 Atlantic 10 Semis/Final

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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