Last Updated 1:00 AM, November 17, 2023

Live updates: 2023 DI men's soccer championship

Max Rogers' midfield goal lifts Yale past Bryant in 2023 NCAA men's soccer first round
4:58 am, November 17, 2023

More action awaits... Second round coming 🔜

OSU men's soccer 2023

The 2023 DI men's soccer tournament kicked off on Thursday, Nov. 16 with 16 first-round matches that delivered unthinkable game-winners, three-minute comebacks, historic wins and more. Those highlights are down below. The winners of Thursday's games advance to face the 16 national seeds on Sunday, Nov. 19 in the second round. See the full schedule of second round matches below.

➡️ BRACKET: Printable and interactive

*All times ET

Sunday, Nov. 19 | Second round

James Madison at No. 4 Georgetown | Noon
Cal Baptist at No. 1 Marshall | 1 p.m.
FIU at No. 7 Virginia | 1 p.m.
Western Michigan at No. 15 Duke | 1 p.m.
Louisville at No. 5 West Virginia | 2 p.m.
Syracuse at No. 8 New Hampshire | 2 p.m.
Kentucky at No. 2 Notre Dame | 5 p.m.
Memphis at No. 3 North Carolina | 5 p.m.
Indiana at No. 10 Wake Forest | 6 p.m.
Vermont at No. 12 UCF | 6 p.m.
Yale at No. 14 Hofstra | 6 p.m.
Charlotte at No. 9 Clemson | 6:30 p.m.
Denver at No. 6 SMU | 8 p.m.
Oregon State at No. 11 Portland | 8 p.m.
LMU (CA) at No. 13 UCLA | 8 p.m.
Missouri State at No. 16 Stanford | 8 p.m.

First round outcomes

Tap or click the first-round matchups below for a look at the goal-scorers and stats that made it happen. 
Western Michigan 3, Green Bay 0
Denver 2, LIU 1 
Yale 1, Bryant 0
Indiana 2, Lipscomb 1
Syracuse 3, Boston U. 1
Vermont 3, Rider 1
Charlotte 1, High Point 0
Florida International 1, Mercer 0
Louisville 4, Dayton 3
James Madison 3, Pittsburgh 2 
Kentucky 2, Xavier 0
Missouri State 1, Omaha 0
Memphis 2, SIUE 1
Oregon State 2, Seattle U. 1 (2OT) 
LMU 4, UC Irvine 2
Cal Baptist 1, San Diego 1 (PK 3-2)

1:48 am, November 17, 2023

More wild moments from opening night 🤩

Memphis claims first NCAA Tournament win

Memphis gets its first NCAA tournament win in program history on a brace from captain, Lineker Rodrigues dos Santos
who's propeled the Tigers to a 2-1 win over the only undefeated team in the field, SIU Edwardsville. The two goals extend dos Santos's season total to 14 in the team's first back-to-back tournament appearance. 

The goal-fest award goes to Louisville vs. Dayton (4-3)🏅

Talk about a high-scoring thriller. Three-all at the half, a Louisville diving header to cap it off and four players earning their first goal of the season. Both teams racked up points in shameless fashion with Dayton's Logan Brown delivering this showstopper to level the score early on and earn his first goal of the season.

Louisville senior Bryce Lebel claimed his first of the season to give the Cards the equalizer before heading into the locker rooms at the half. It was Brandon McManus who gave Louisville the final lead early in the second period to solidify a spot in the second round against No. 5 seed West Virginia. 

Yale's last-minute game-winner— from the HALF

Yale earned its first NCAA tournament win since 1999 in the very last minutes of an otherwise scoreless match against Bryant. Junior Max Rogers launched this rocket of a shot from the half, catching the Bryant goalkeeper off his line and boosting the Bulldogs to victory. 

Denver's 3-minute turnaround 🤯

Moments lead to goals, lead to equalizers that lead to wins. It took Denver three minutes to turn the game on its head and beat Long Island 2-1 to earn a chance to face No. 6 seed SMU in the second round.

12:10 am, November 17, 2023

An unbelievable first half from the defending champs 🍊

Syracuse is BACK and the lads are using their heads. After going down 1-0 to Boston U. early in the match, the Orange turned around to deliver three header goals before the halftime whistle — two of them in the span of a minute. This set-piece set up sophomore Nicholas Kaloukian to nod in the equalizer and kick the defending champs in motion. 

Ten minutes later, it was Josh Belluz's head connecting with the ball to earn the go-ahead goal, and under a minute later, Kaloukian jumped for a second time giving Syracuse a 3-1 lead after a remarkable first-half turnaround. 

The Orange defended well in the second half sticking out the 3-1 lead to advance to the second round where they'll face No. 8 seed New Hampshire.

8:25 pm, November 16, 2023

WMU wins tournament opener behind Sharp hat trick 🎩

Western Michigan opened up the DI men's soccer tournament with a 3-0 win over Green Bay to advance to play No. 15 seed Duke in Saturday's second round. The nation's leading goal scorer Charlie Sharp played up to his title, netting all three of the game's goals.

Follow the rest of Thursday's first-round scores here and catch every game live on ESPN+.

6:18 pm, November 13, 2023

Championship field revealed 🚨

The 48-team field and bracket for the 2023 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship were announced today by the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Committee, which awarded the tournament’s No. 1 seed to Marshall (17-2).

The No. 2 seed is 2013 national champion Notre Dame (11-2-4), while two-time national champion North Carolina (10-3-6) and 2019 national champion Georgetown (13-2-3) are the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds.

Indiana (12-4-4) and UCLA (9-3-5) will both be making their 48th appearance as the Hoosiers extend their streak to 37 consecutive tournament berths. Only one school will be making its tournament debut as Bryant (16-1-2) earns its first championship appearance as the winner of the America East Conference.

Last season’s national champion, Syracuse (8-4-7), returns to the tournament for the ninth time as its bid to repeat opens at home with a first-round match-up against Boston U. (12-3-4).

➡️ BRACKET: Printable and interactive

➡️ Click or tap here to see the full list of qualifiers

6:11 pm, November 10, 2023

Selection show: How to watch 🔜

College Cup Ball

The 2023 DI men's soccer selection show will air Monday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. ET here, live on The complete tournament field will be posted here shortly after it is unveiled.

🗓️ When: Monday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. ET
📺 Where: show will be streamed on and at the top of this page.
Click for confirmed automatic qualifiers

The first round of the tournament is set to start on Thursday, Nov. 16 across multiple locations, while the championship game will be Monday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. ET in Louisville, KY. 

6:20 pm, November 10, 2023

Road to the College Cup, explained 🛣️

The College Cup is made up of the last two rounds of the NCAA Division I tournament, consisting of two semifinals and one final to determine the ultimate national champion. 

There are 202 Division I men's soccer teams in the 2023 season and only 48 of them will earn a spot in the single-elimination NCAA tournament. Twenty-three teams will earn automatic bids for winning their conference championship and 25 teams will be selected at large by the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Committee. The teams will be seeded so that 16 of the 48 teams will receive a first-round bye and automatically advance to the second round. 

The tournament field will be announced during the live selection show on Monday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. ET. Streamed live on and at the top of this page.

6:04 pm, November 10, 2023

Championship History 📚

The reigning national champs are Syracuse, which claimed last year's title in a thrilling match against Indiana that went into double overtime and was ultimately determined by a PK shootout. 

Here is every DI men's soccer champion dating back to 1959. Who will be next..?

2023 ? ? ? ? Louisville, K.Y.
2022 Syracuse (19-2-4) Ian McIntyre 2-2 (PK) Indiana Cary, N.C.
2021 Clemson (16-5-2) Mike Noonan 2-0 Washington Cary, N.C.
2020 Marshall (13-2-3) Chris Grassie 1-0 (ot) Indiana Cary, N.C.
2019 Georgetown (20-1-3) Brian Wiese 3-3 (2ot, pk) Virginia Cary, N.C.
2018 Maryland (13-6-4) Sasho Cirovski 1-0 Akron Santa Barbara, Calif.
2017 Stanford (19-2-2) Jeremy Gunn 1-0 (2ot) Indiana Philadelphia
2016 Stanford (15-3-5) Jeremy Gunn 0-0 (2ot, pk) Wake Forest Houston
2015 Stanford (18-2-3) Jeremy Gunn 4-0 Clemson Kansas City, Kan.
2014 Virginia (14-6-3) George Gelnovatch 0-0 (2ot, pk) UCLA Cary, N.C.
2013 Notre Dame (17-1-6) Bobby Clark 2-1 Maryland Chester, Pa.
2012 Indiana (16-5-3) Todd Yeagley 1-0 Georgetown Hoover, Ala.
2011 North Carolina (21-2-3) Carlos Somoano 1-0 Charlotte Hoover, Ala.
2010 Akron (22-1-2) Caleb Porter 1-0 Louisville Santa Barbara, Calif.
2009 *Virginia (19-3-3) George Gelnovatch 0-0 (2ot, pk) Akron Cary, N.C.
2008 Maryland (23-3) Sasho Cirovski 1-0 North Carolina Frisco, Texas
2007 Wake Forest (22-2-2) Jay Vidovich 2-1 Ohio State Cary, N.C.
2006 UC Santa Barbara (17-7-1) Tim Vom Steeg 2-1 UCLA St. Louis
2005 Maryland (20-4-1) Sasho Cirovski 1-0 New Mexico Cary, N.C.
2004 *Indiana (19-4-1) Mike Freitag 1-1 (2ot, pk) UC Santa Barbara Carson, Calif.
2003 Indiana (17-3-5) Jerry Yeagley 2-1 St. John's (N.Y) Columbus, Ohio
2002 UCLA (18-3-3) Tom Fitzgerald 1-0 Stanford Dallas
2001 North Carolina (20-3-2) Elmar Bolowich 2-0 Indiana Columbus, Ohio
2000 Connecticut (20-3-2) Ray Reid 2-0 Creighton Charlotte, N.C.
1999 Indiana (21-3) Jerry Yeagley 1-0 Santa Clara Charlotte, N.C.
1998 Indiana (23-2) Jerry Yeagley 3-1 Stanford Richmond
1997 UCLA (22-2) Sigi Schmid 2-0 Virginia Richmond
1996 St. John's (N.Y.) (22-2-2) Dave Masur 4-1 FIU Richmond
1995 Wisconsin (20-4-1) Jim Launder 2-0 Duke Richmond
1994 Virginia (22-3-1) Bruce Arena 1-0 Indiana Davidson
1993 Virginia (22-3) Bruce Arena 2-0 South Carolina Davidson
1992 Virginia (21-2-1) Bruce Arena 2-0 San Diego Davidson
1991 *Virginia (19-1-2) Bruce Arena 0-0 (4ot, pk) Santa Clara South Florida
1990 *UCLA (19-1-2) Sigi Schmid 0-0 (4ot, pk) Rutgers South Florida
1989 Santa Clara (20-0-3)/Virginia (21-2-2) Steve Sampson/Bruce Arena 1-1 (2ot) Rutgers  
1988 Indiana (19-3-3) Jerry Yeagley 1-0 Howard Indiana
1987 Clemson (18-5-1) I.M. Ibrahim 2-0 San Diego State Clemson
1986 Duke (18-5-1) John Rennie 1-0 Akron Tacoma, Wash.
1985 UCLA (20-1-4) Sigi Schmid 1-0 (8ot) American Seattle
1984 Clemson (22-4) I.M. Ibrahim 2-1 Indiana Seattle
1983 Indiana (21-1-4) Jerry Yeagley 1-0 (2ot) Columbia Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
1982 Indiana (21-3-2) Jerry Yeagley 2-1 (8ot) Duke Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
1981 Connecticut (20-3-2) Joe Morrone 2-1 (ot) Alabama A&M Stanford
1980 San Francisco (24-0-2) Steve Negoesco 4-3 (ot) Indiana Tampa, Fla.
1979 SIU Edwardsville (19-2-3) Bob Guelker 3-2 Clemson Tampa, Fla.
1978 San Francisco# (28-1) Steve Negoesco 2-0 Indiana Tampa, Fla.
1977 Hartwick (16-0-2) Jim Lennox 2-1 San Francisco California
1976 San Francisco (20-2-3) Steve Negoesco 1-0 Indiana Penn
1975 San Francisco (21-1-2) Steve Negoesco 4-1 SIU Edwardsville SIU Edwardsville
1974 Howard (19-0) Lincoln Phillips 2-1 (4ot) St. Louis St. Louis
1973 St. Louis (15-2-3) Harry Keough 2-1 (ot) UCLA Miami, Fla.
1972 St. Louis (15-2-3) Harry Keough 4-2 UCLA Miami, Fla.
1971 Howard# (15-0) Lincoln Phillips 3-2 St. Louis Miami, Fla.
1970 St. Louis (14-0-1) Harry Keough 1-0 UCLA SIU Edwardsville
1969 St. Louis (13-0) Harry Keough 4-0 San Francisco San Jose State
1968 Maryland (14-0-1)/Michigan State (11-1-3) Doyle Royal/Gene Kenney 2-2 (2ot) Georgia Tech-Emory  
1967 Michigan State (12-0-2)/St. Louis (8-3-2) Gene Kenney/Harry Keough 0-0 (Game called due to weather) St. Louis
1966 San Francisco (11-0-1) Steve Negoesco 5-2 Long Island California
1965 St. Louis (14-0) Bob Guelker 1-0 Michigan State St. Louis
1964 Navy (15-0) F.H. Warner 1-0 Michigan State Brown
1963 St. Louis (13-1) Bob Guelker 3-0 Navy Rutgers
1962 St. Louis (12-0-1) Bob Guelker 4-3 Maryland St. Louis
1961 West Chester (12-0) Mel Lorback 2-0 St. Louis St. Louis
1960 St. Louis (14-1) Bob Guelker 3-2 Maryland Brooklyn
1959 St. Louis (11-1) Bob Guelker 5-2 Bridgeport Connecticut

*Penalty kicks
#Later vacated