June 27, 2014
HOUSTON — Houston Soccer and third-year head coach Chris Pfau have announced the Cougars’ 2014 schedule Friday afternoon, highlighted by nine regular-season home games, five of which will be played representing the American Athletic Conference.
Of the 10 home games to be played on campus at Carl Lewis Field, nine will fall during regular-season play with one as an exhibition game on August 17 vs. Sam Houston State.
Houston will kick off the year with back-to-back exhibition games as the Cougars will travel to Fort Worth, Texas to take on TCU at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13. They will then host Sam Houston State on Sunday, August 17 at 7 p.m. – both as tune-up matches in preparation for the season opener vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.
A quick trip to Lake Charles, La. to face McNeese State on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. will lead into a 1 p.m. kickoff vs. North Texas on Friday, August 29, allowing Houston fans the opportunity to attend the Cougars’ first game in the Houston Football Stadium, slated for 8 p.m. vs. UTSA.
September will open with a trip to the state of Georgia to play back-to-back, non-conference road matches against Georgia (Athens, Ga. - Friday, Sept. 5 – 6 pm CT) and Mercer (Macon, Ga. – Sunday, Sept. 7 – 12 pm CT).
Following that trip, the Cougars will return home to Carl Lewis Field for the final two non-conference home games, which will fall on Friday, Sept. 12 (vs. Houston Baptist – 7 pm) and Sunday, Sept. 14 (vs. Utah State – 1 pm). The Houston-Utah State game will serve as Senior Day.
The Cougars will take on Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. in Lafayette, La. before opening American Athletic Conference play the next week at home.
Houston, in just its second season in The American, will begin league action with SMU on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at home. Moving into October, Houston will travel to USF (Friday, Oct. 3 – 6:30 pm CT) and UCF (Sunday, Oct. 6 – 12 pm CT) and then will welcome UConn (Thursday, Oct. 9 – 7 pm) and Temple (Sunday, Oct. 12 – 1 pm) to Houston.
The final month of regular-season play will continue with trips to East Carolina (Thursday, Oct. 16 – 6 pm CT) and Cincinnati (Sunday, Oct. 19 – 12 pm CT), before wrapping up the final two games by hosting Memphis (Thursday, Oct. 23 – 7 pm) and Tulsa (Sunday, Oct. 26 – 1 pm).
The American Athletic Conference Soccer Championship will begin with the First Round on Oct. 31, followed by the Quarterfinals on Nov. 2 at select sites. The Semifinals round and the Championship game will be played in Tampa, Fla.
SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION
By visiting the Official Houston Soccer Camp site (houstonsportcamps.com/womenssoccer) and clicking here, you can continue registering for the remaining summer soccer camps.
SEASON TICKET INFORMATION
For just $50, fans can begin purchasing season tickets for the 2014 Houston Soccer season at Carl Lewis Field. By clicking here or following the appropriate links on the Tickets tab of UHCougars.com, you can purchase your tickets for the nine regular-season home games.
The tickets are also available as a flexible ticket package. With this option, fans are given the opportunity to either use one ticket for each home game or multiple tickets to a few games.
Tickets can be purchased at the Houston Athletics Ticket Office in the Athletics/Alumni Center or on the phone at 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or online at www.UHCougars.com.