After opening the 2014 season with a 1-0 triumph over then-No. 2 Maryland on Friday night, the Louisville men’s soccer team made a big move in the national rankings on Tuesday replacing the Terrapins as the No. 2 ranked team in this week’s NSCAA Top 25.

The Cardinals (1-0) gained 12 positions in the coaches poll after being ranked 14th in the NSCAA preseason poll. Louisville also moved from No. 9 to No. 5 in this week’s Soccer America Top 25 released on Tuesday.

The No. 2 national ranking is the highest for Louisville since opening the 2011 season ranked No. 1. The Cardinals were also ranked No. 1 in the nation in 2010 before closing the season as NCAA runner-up after reaching the College Cup title game.

Louisville is among five ACC schools in this week’s NSCAA poll and six conference teams in the latest Soccer America poll. ACC clubs hold down three of the top five positions in each of the two national polls.

The No. 2 Cardinals will return to action against Cornell on Friday at 8:30 p.m., ET at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium. The men’s match will follow the Louisville women’s soccer team’s home contest against Kentucky (6 p.m.) and fans are encouraged to wear red for the Red Out at Lynn Stadium.

Fans can follow Louisville men’s soccer on Twitter (@UofLmenssoccer) at and on Facebook at

Single Game, Season Tickets on Sale

Single game tickets for Louisville’s debut season at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium and in the Atlantic Coast Conference are available for purchase through the UofL Ticket Office. Tickets for each of the Cardinals’ first two matches can be purchased online through My Cardinal Account at Ticket prices are $12 for reserved chairback seats (preferred seating) and $9 for general admission berm and bleacher seats. On both Aug. 29 and Sept. 5, the men’s games will be preceded by women’s games and tickets will provide admission to both matches each day.

Single game tickets for each of the Cardinals’ 11 regular season matches at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium this fall are currently on sale and can be purchased in person through the UofL Ticket Office at Gate 2 of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. More information on Louisville men’s soccer single game tickets is available online at or by calling (502) GO-CARDS.

Season tickets, which will provide admission to both men’s and women’s regular season matches, remain on sale through the UofL Ticket Office for $70 each. Visit to learn more about 2014 Louisville soccer season tickets. Group tickets for all Louisville matches can be requested by completing the group ticket application at or by calling (502) 852-0120. Groups consist of 10 or more and tickets start at $4.

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