The Michigan men’s soccer team had just 12 days to prepare for its season opener. So coach Chaka Daley tried to engineer as many challenges as possible.


The pregame festivities ahead of Saturday’s friendly between FC Barcelona and SSC Napoli were vastly different than most tailgates at Michigan Stadium.

Michigan coach Chaka Daley and his team could not overcome No. 7 Notre Dame in penalty kicks.

The Michigan soccer team's luck ran out on Sunday night.

Senior Noah Kleedtke notched Michigan's only goal on Thursday.

Starting with a lede about the weather is just as cringe-worthy in the journalistic world as it is during small talk. However, this game necessitated an exception to the rule.

Sophomore goalie Henry Mashburn played in a 14-round penalty shootout on Thursday.

Crowded into the north end of the stadium, the crowd lived on every kick of the ball. One mistake and the season would be over.

Sophomore midfielder Marc Ybarra capitalized on a penalty kick to give Michigan an advantage in Friday's game.

In the 72nd minute of the men’s soccer Big Ten Tournament Championship match, Indiana’s Griffin Dorsey sent a ball for service across the box, finding the head of the diving Hoosier midfielder Jeremiah Gutjahr, who converted for the goal.

The Wolverines notched a 3-1 win over Penn State on Sunday afternoon.

The Michigan men’s soccer team (4-2-2 Big Ten, 11-4-2 overall) secured a signature 3-1 win over Penn State (3-3-2, 6-9-2) Sunday afternoon at home. The Wolverines dealt with several injuries to key players, including senior center back Daniel Mukuna, senior midfielder Ivo Cerda and sophomore forward Mohammed Zakyi. Zakyi played through a hamstring injury while the other two didn’t dress.

Senior forward Noah Kleedtke scored the game-tying goal Tuesday night.

Senior forward Noah Kleedtke scored the game-tying goal Tuesday night.

Sophomore midfielder Nicki Hernandez scored a goal in Michigan's win over Michigan State on Sunday.

Michigan scored 40 seconds into Sunday's game en route to a 2-0 victory.

Sophomore midfielder Sarah Stratigakis assisted on both of Michigan's goals against Michigan State.

The Wolverines' offensive efforts powered them to their win over Michigan State.