The Daily Update: Monday, Nov. 22

November 22, 2010 by · Comments Off 

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The Daily Mustang: Monday, Nov 8

November 8, 2010 by · Comments Off 

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You might be surprised how many people are driving drowsy, the National Sleep Foundation is trying to put a stop to it, and find out which of your Mustang sports teams came home with a win.

Former SMU Men’s Soccer Coach: Where he is Now

September 8, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Kimmy Ryan, Brad Namdar
kryan@smu.edu, bradnamdar@yahoo.com

FC Dallas intern Brad Namdar, an SMU journalism major, sat down with FC Dallas Major League Soccer (MLS) Head Coach Schellas Hyndman to ask him some questions.

Hyndman was the SMU men’s soccer coach from 1984-2008. Over his 24 years at SMU, he had a 368-96-38 record, earning eight League Coach of the Year Honors, five Regional Coach of the Year Honors, and many other awards.

Currently, Hyndman is the head coach of FC Dallas. The team is having a record-breaking season with only two losses thus far. FC Dallas tied the World Champions, Inter Milan, in August (final score 2-2). FC Dallas is currently one of the hottest teams in Major League Soccer, and their leader is one of our own.

Interview:

Namdar: If you weren’t a coach or involved in soccer, what would you do?

Hyndman: I think I would be involved in martial arts, sense that’s where my developments been and it’s something I’m very passionate about..

Namdar: Schellas, you served an Estagio (internship) at Sau Paulo FC in Brazil. Tell us a little about your Estagio, and what advice do you have for young players/coaches that aspire to make it to the professional level?

Hyndman: I think the big thing is to continue to keep the passion. And, stay focused on what you really want in your life. When you’re given an opportunity like this “Estagio,” you have to really be able to embrace it and understand that these opportunities are not for everyone. If you want to coach at whatever level, it is important you go through the coaching education courses so at least you have the foundations and principles about coaching.

Namdar: Where do you see the future of FC Dallas Soccer?

Hyndman: I would hope the future of FC Dallas Soccer is competing for a MLS championship, and to have a stadium packed with loud and passionate fans. Also, to have the community very supportive and energized about their home-town team.

Namdar: Do you ever miss SMU? What are some of your favorite memories?

Hyndman: Everyday I think about SMU. I have so many wonderful memories of the Hilltop and will always be a Mustang. There are so many great things that come to mind when I think of SMU.

SMU Men’s Soccer: Freshmen Stars Shine Against Seattle

September 7, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Johnathan Richter
jkrichter@smu.edu

The SMU men’s soccer team finished the SMU Classic tournament with a victory on Monday afternoon, shutting out Seattle 3-0 at Westscott Field. Freshmen Juan Castillo, Ben Hill and Chris Sendejas scored goals for the Mustangs.

Freshman Chris Sendejas had a successful night for the Mustangs, scoring one goal and leading SMU to victory. (PHOTO BY MARISSA BELSKE / SMU DAILY MUSTANG)

Castillo led the way with a laser strike to score the first goal in the 14th minute. Hill scored his first collegiate goal on a header in the 44th minute taking the Mustangs 2-0 into the half.

In the second half of play, the Mustangs showed no signs of backing down. Sendejas scored in the 78th minute from a rebound off a corner kick. He was also credited with an assist on Hill’s earlier goal.

Late in the 85th minute, Seattle’s Sean Morris came inches away from scoring on a free kick at the top of the penalty box. The rocket shot was halted on a diving save by goalkeeper Craig Hill which gave SMU the shutout.

Freshman AJ Corrado shoots the ball for a Mustang victory. (PHOTO BY MARISSA BELSKE / SMU DAILY MUSTANG)

This victory moves SMU to 3-0-0 on the season and they will aim to stay undefeated as they travel to Tulsa for the Hurricane Classic this weekend. The Mustangs will face SIU-Edwardsville in their first match of the tournament Friday at 5 p.m.

SMUmustangs.com has a post-game interview with head coach Tim McClements.

Mustang Soccer Loses Tournament Bid

November 5, 2009 by · Comments Off 

With two games remaining on the 2009 schedule, the SMU men’s soccer team needed a win or tie against Kentucky to keep their postseason hopes alive, but fell short 1-0 Wednesday.

The Wildcat’s goal in the 65th minute proved to be the winning score and shot down SMU’s hope to play in the Conference USA Championship. SMU trailed 16-13 shots on goal.

The Mustangs have one game remaining Saturday at 7p.m. at Wescott Field against Florida International, who they have beaten 13 of the last 14 games. The team will also say goodbye to four seniors before the game.

SMU’s 95-yard Goal Earns ESPN Top Play

October 22, 2009 by · Comments Off 

By Robby Gillespie
rgillespie@smu.edu

With only three regular season games left, the SMU men’s soccer team moved to fourth in the C-USA standings after outlasting No. 16 Tulsa Wednesday at the Hurricane Track and Soccer Stadium.

Tulsa (8-4-2, 3-1-1) lost its first C-USA game but still owns the top conference spot. SMU’s Pana Vasquez and Ryan Rosenbaum scored their first career goals in the win. Rosenbaum’s goal from 95 yards out proved to be the winning goal. Rosenbaum earned the No. 3 play on ESPN’s Sportscenter’s Not Top 10 Plays of the Week. Here’s the amazing video on Youtube:

Kevin McMullen celebrated his first career start in net by making nine saves, the most by any mustang this season.

SMU (6-6-1, 2-2-1) takes on Kentucky in Lexington Sunday at noon, then returns home for two final home games against UCF and Florida International.

Men’s soccer ties South Carolina 1-1

October 10, 2008 by · Comments Off 

The SMU men’s soccer team faced off against the University of South Carolina on Wednesday night. Both teams were fighting for the top record in Conference USA.

The game was a defensive struggle and was tied at zero throughout the entire first half. At the start of the second half, both teams continued to struggle offensively. The Gamecocks struck first to end the offensive drought. Sophmore forward Blake Brettschneider scored the first goal of the game at 65:02.

Just 55 seconds later, junior forward Manuel Mariel tied the game on a penalty kick. This was Mariel’s third goal of the season.

The game went into double overtime and ended in a draw. SMU and USC are now tied for the top overall record in Conference USA with both teams standing at 6-3-2. The Mustangs next game will be Sunday night at 7 p.m. at Westcott Field, where they will face the University of Central Arkansas.