Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Arena has Panthers off to best start in 25 years
by Paul Kennedy, September 11th, 2012 6:23PM
Subscribe to College Soccer Reporter

MOST READ
TAGS:  college men

MOST COMMENTED

[FIU] Kenny Arena, son of Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena, is off to a great start in his first collegiate head coaching job. FIU won at Wisconsin, 3-1, and UIC, 2-1, over the weekend to improve its record to  5-0-0, the Panthers' best start in 25 years.

A two-goal performance from sophomore Colby Burdette lifted FIU to a 2-1 overtime victory at IUC. The last time the Panthers started a season 5-0-0 was in 1987, FIU’s first year of Division I athletics. FIU’s five victories also match its season total from a season ago.
 
“We really had to grind this one out and I’m really proud of our team,” Kenny Arena said. “It’s early in the year, so there are valuable lessons to be learned from a game like this. Winning tough road matches like this can only make us better, but we still have a ways to go.”

Arena took the head coaching job after serving as an assistant at UCLA. He also worked in the Galaxy academy program, leading its U-15/16 team to the 2011 Development Academy national title.

Against Wisconsin, FIU got a goal and two assists from Gonzalo Frechilla, a goal and assists from Quentin Albrecht and goal from Daniel Gonzalez. Albrecht's goal was his fifth of the season.

FIU won two NCAA Division II titles (1982 and 1984) and finished second in the 1996 NCAA Division I Tournament, but the Panthers have not made a postseason appearance since the last of four straight NCAA Tournament appearances in 2004.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Making a List: NCAA Division I women's champions    
USC became the first Pac-12 team and just fourth team to win more than one NCAA ...
Women's College Cup: USC stuns West Virginia    
USC got two late goals from Mexican international Katie Johnson to beat top-ranked West Virginia, 3-1, ...
NAIA: Hastings and NW Ohio take championships    
A pair of subs teamed up to give Hastings its second NAIA men's title over Rio ...
NCAA Division III: Tufts and Washington capture crowns    
Tufts won its second NCAA Division III men's championship in three years, while Washington (Mo.) captured ...
NCAA Division II: Wingate and WWU claim first titles    
Wingate and Western Washington won their first national championships in soccer when they captured the men's ...
College Men: Right to Dream's Twumasi carries Wake    
Ema Twumasi, another of Ghana's "Right to Dream" graduates who attended U.S. boarding schools, scored twice ...
College Men: Langsdorf does it again for Stanford    
In his three seasons at Stanford, Jordan Morris never had a season like his former classmate ...
College Men: Murphy sends Carolina to College Cup    
Limited to six games with a foot injury, transfer Drew Murphy came off the bench and ...
College Men: Denver headed to first final four    
Unbeaten Denver advanced to the Men's College Cup for the first time when it beat No. ...
Women's College Cup: West Virginia and USC reach final    
Excellent goals determined the two finalists that will meet Sunday to determine the national champion. Michaela ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives