WMU men's soccer huddle

The Broncos historic season came to a close in the Sweet Sixteen in a shutout loss to Portland

The Mid-American Conference announced today it will suspend sponsorship of men’s soccer following the conclusion of the 2022 season. The decision marks a massive change to the landscape of collegiate soccer. Since 1993 the MAC has sponsored men’s soccer annually. Western Michigan takes on Akron Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the final MAC title game.

WMU Athletics announced WMU men’s soccer will play future seasons in the Missouri Valley Conference. Teams in the conference include Belmont, Drake, Evansville, Illinois-Chicago, Missouri State, and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. MAC opponents Bowling Green and Northern Illinois will also join the Broncos in the switch to the MVC.

The MVC is a top 10 RPI conference and has one currently ranked team in MSU. The Broncos aim to bring competitiveness to an already historic conference. It set a new program record of nine consecutive wins in 2022 and boasts a record of 86-37-22 since 2015. WMU has a record of 14-11-5 against current MVC teams.

The final MAC title game can be streamed on ESPN+.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.