Gators Announces Fall Soccer Schedule

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It’s just a month until Gator soccer starts the University of Florida’s 2020-21 athletic season.

Florida Head Coach Tony Amato begins his first season with the Gators in 2021. It is a challenging schedule, with six opponents advancing to the pandemic-reduced NCAA Tournament bracket, which was played in the spring of 2021. The six NCAA teams all appeared in at least the second round of the 48-team field, with two advancing to the NCAA College Cup.

“The fall schedule provides a lot of great challenges and tests for us,” Amato said. “It will prepare us for SEC play that starts in September and we’re excited to get it started.”

Florida’s 2021 Schedule   Find UF Schedule and Times< >
After an Aug. 12 exhibition match versus Southern Mississippi in Orange Beach, Ala., non-conference play begins Aug. 19 with a trip to Tampa to face American Athletic Conference champion South Florida. A three-match homestand begins Aug. 22 with the first meeting between Florida and Texas. Central Florida (Aug. 26) and Miami (Aug. 29) close out the homestand.

In-state play continues the next week with Florida at NCAA runner-up Florida State on Sept. 2.  Then UF travels to Fort Myers to face Florida Gulf Coast on Sept. 5.

NCAA semifinalist North Carolina makes its first trip to Gainesville since 1998 for a regular-match on Sept. 9. North Florida closes out the Gators’ non-conference schedule with a Sept. 19 meeting in Gainesville.

Southeastern Conference Action:
The Gators open league play at defending SEC Tournament champion Vanderbilt on Sept. 17. SEC home action begins Sept. 23 with Kentucky.

Next up is a pair of opponents from the Magnolia State, with Florida traveling to Mississippi State (Sept. 26) and returning home to face Mississippi on Oct. 3. UF then meets Tennessee in Knoxville on Oct. 7.

Florida meets Missouri at the Donald R. Dizney Stadium on Oct. 10 before heading out on two road matches – Auburn (Oct. 17) and Georgia (Oct. 21).

Regular-season action closes with a pair of home matches – LSU (Oct. 24) and South Carolina (Oct. 28).

SEC Tournament action returns to Orange Beach, Ala., in 2021. Play begins Oct. 31 and runs through Nov. 7 at the Orange Beach Sportsplex.

Fans Welcome at Dizney Stadium:
Florida’s home action is at the Donald R. Dizney Stadium< > and admission is free.

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