Temple has announced the 2013 schedule for the men’s soccer team.
2013 marks the first season in the new American Athletic Conference. Temple will play eight conference matches, hosting Connecticut, South Florida, Memphis and Cincinnati and traveling to Louisville, Southern Methodist, Rutgers and Central Florida.
Temple went 10-6-3 in 2012, ending the regular season on a three-match win streak before falling to Virginia Commonwealth 1-0 in the Atlantic 10 Conference playoffs.
The Owls will play 17 regular season matches in 2013, nine of which are at home at the Ambler Soccer Field on Temple’s Ambler Campus. They will play two exhibition games at home before the season starts against Lafayette and Iona.
Temple will face three city rivals during the season, traveling to St. Joseph’s on September 14, hosting Villanova on September 21 and heading to Drexel on October 5.
Despite having to travel 30 minutes to play a home match, the Owls have only scheduled three regular season match more than a two hour drive from Philadelphia. They head to Louisville on September 28 to battle the Cardinals, to Dallas on October 9 to face SMU and to Orlando on October 27 to play UCF.