March 21, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - The UCF men's soccer will play its fourth exhibition match of the spring season on Thursday, March 22 against Swedish club BK Hacken. The match is set to kickoff at 7 p.m. at the UCF Soccer Complex. Admission is free to the public.
Thursday marks the first game that the Golden Knights have played since Bryan Cunningham was named head coach in late February. He served as interim head coach in earlier contests against Major League Soccer's Real Salt Lake and Houston Dynamo and Swedish professional team GAIS. UCF has not seen any competitive game action since Feb. 20.
"BK Hacken is the fourth professional club that we've faced this spring," said Cunningham. "The players have really stepped up to the challenge. It gives them a gauge for measuring their game against some well-respected teams."
Coached by Sonny Karlsson, BK Hacken finished 12th in Sweden's top league Allsvenskan last season. The club has been training in the United States since March 12.
The Golden Knights continue their spring schedule against local college teams, hosting Rollins College on Tuesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. before visiting Tampa on Wednesday, April 4 at 7 p.m.
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