QUEENS, N.Y. – St. John’s University men’s head coach Dr. David Masur Tuesday released his team’s exhibition schedule for this spring.
The Red Storm, which went 14-5-1 and rose as high as fourth in the United Soccer Coaches poll and first in the RPI in 2019, will play six games in March and April.
The Johnnies will compete in U.S. Soccer’s Spring College Development Program, which will pit the Johnnies against several other top-tier Division I teams in the region, culminating in a series of matches at the Red Bulls Training Facility.
The program features two four-team groups that will play each other throughout the spring before facing a squad from the other contingent in the finals at the Red Bulls Training Facility. St. John’s group features Rutgers University, Seton Hall University and Colgate University while Boston College, Providence College, University of Connecticut and University of New Hampshire comprise the other.
Admission to all spring matches for St. John’s is free.
The Johnnies will open the spring season with a match against Canadian club Sigma FC on March 15 at Belson Stadium at 11 a.m.
The Red Storm will play twice against teams in the U.S. Soccer SCDP group, welcoming Big East rival Seton Hall to Belson on March 21 at 11 a.m. before heading to Rutgers two weeks later on April 4. A start time for the match at Rutgers has yet to be determined.
St. John’s will host defending Ivy League champion Yale to Belson Stadium on Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. before resuming SCDP play on April 11 against Colgate at Belson at 1 p.m.
The Johnnies will wrap their spring season with the U.S. Soccer SCDP finals on April 25. The will play a corresponding team from the other regional group depending on their finish in the first three games. The traditional point system of three for a win, one for a draw and no points for a loss will be used to determine the match-up.