Plenty of familiar faces have returned to campus this preseason for a Concordia Men's Soccer team with the confidence to compete with anybody. Four All-GPAC performers are back.
It’s fair to say that David Moreno is a veteran of the NAIA soccer scene. The native of Cali, Colombia, will reside on an NAIA roster for the sixth season as he looks forward to 2021.
While up against perhaps the program's most challenging schedule ever, the 2020-21 Bulldogs again reached the 10-win mark. The season concluded in the GPAC quarterfinals.
João Pedro Veríssimo can smile now as he reflects on the journey from Nova Mutum, Brazil, to Seward, Nebraska. The relationships formed have made it worth it for Concordia's captain.
One of the nation's most consistent men's soccer programs has returned to practice this August. Coach Jason Weides' Bulldogs are aiming to make amends for how 2019 ended.
The outcome seemed to be something of a foregone conclusion - Concordia vs. a program it hadn't beaten since 1998. Except something wild happened and the Bulldogs celebrated a title.
Head coach Jason Weides likens this to situation to simply having an extended period of summer. The onus is on the players to get better individually as they prepare for the 2020 season.
While the Bulldogs came up shy of their aim to win a GPAC title, they put 10 wins on the board and set the program up for potential future success. Many key performers will return in 2020.
A member of a GPAC tournament championship team, Toby Down recently experienced another high. His Tai Po FC professional team celebrated a Hong Kong Premier League title this May.
With two senior captains having graduated, the Bulldogs are in the process of filling a leadership void. That was part of the focus this spring as head coach Jason Weides prepared his program for the 2019 season.