Journey to Oregon to kick off 2022 season

By Jacob Knabel on Aug. 22, 2022 in Men's Soccer

SEWARD, Neb. –  For perhaps the first time in program history, Concordia Men’s Soccer will get on a flight for a nonconference journey. The Bulldogs are set to open the 2022 season Thursday in Salem, Ore., sight of the Corban Jamboree hosted by Corban University. Head Coach Jason Weides’ squad will also play on Saturday as part of its stay in Oregon. The opponents will be NAIA foes Northwest University (Wash.) and host Corban.

Corban Jamboree | Aug. 25, 27
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-Location: Outdoor Athletic Complex | Salem, Ore.

·        Thursday, Aug. 25 vs. Northwest, 4 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. CT

·        Saturday, Aug. 27 vs. Corban, 1 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. CT

This will be Weides’ 15th season as head coach of the Bulldogs, who finished 2021 at 7-8-3 overall. Prior to ’21, Concordia had won at least 10 games in 10 straight seasons. In terms of accolades, the team’s most noteworthy returner is center back Iker Casanova, who has earned back-to-back Second Team All-GPAC awards. Casanova is one of six returners who started at least 10 games last year. The others are Max Bisinger, Daniel Campbell, Martin Herrera, Carlos Orquiz and Isaiah Shaddick. In leading the way amongst returners, Herrera, Shaddick and Ryan Wokutch each tallied four goals last season. In preseason training, the battle at goalkeeper has been an intense one with four different players in the running. A detailed season preview can be found HERE.

The Bulldogs will take on two quality opponents from the Cascade Collegiate Conference in Salem. Both foes notched double-digit win totals in 2021. From 2013 through 2020, Corban reached the national tournament seven times. In the CCC preseason poll, Corban landed at No. 3 while Northwest came in at No. 8 (in a 14-team league). GPAC member Northwestern will also be present in Salem and will play Corban and Northwest.

Corban Jamboree Opponents

Corban University Warriors
2021 Record: 11-6-1
Head Coach: Tim Kagey (4th season)
Conference: Cascade Collegiate Conference
Location: Salem, Oregon

Northwest University Eagles
2021 Record:
Head Coach: Dr. Gary McIntosh (20th season)
Conference: Cascade Collegiate Conference
Location: Kirkland, Washington