Western Michigan men’s soccer announced its 2021 schedule last week, with the season set to kick off Aug. 16.
After the Brown and Gold game, where fans can watch WMU scrimmage at the WMU Soccer Complex Aug. 13, the regular season gets underway with a trip to Cleveland State Aug. 16. Four more road contests will follow that, as the Broncos head to Wright State Aug. 21, Virginia Aug. 26, Loyola-Chicago Aug. 29, and Wisconsin Sept. 2.
The Broncos open up the home schedule against Butler Sept. 6, then head to Dayton Sept. 10 before coming back to Kalamazoo to face Purdue-Fort Wayne Sept. 14. WMU then travels to Kentucky Sept. 19 before hosting alumni weekend against Sacramento State Sept. 24 and closing out the month with a trip to the University of St. Thomas, which is celebrating its first season as a Division-I program.
The MAC slate begins Oct. 2 as the Broncos welcome Northern Illinois to the WMU Soccer Complex before hosting Oakland Oct. 6 and Michigan State Oct. 13 in more out-of-conference action. WMU then hosts West Virginia Oct. 16 before heading to Georgia to take on new MAC foes Georgia State Oct. 21 and Georgia Southern Oct. 23.
The Broncos finish off the regular season with three consecutive home contests, facing Detroit Mercy in one last non conference match Oct. 27, followed by MAC opponents Bowling Green Oct. 30 and Akron Nov. 4.
The MAC Tournament will be a four-team push for the title, with a semifinal round Nov. 10 and finals Nov. 13. The tourney will be hosted by the regular season champion.