The 2020 MCAC soccer season will kick off on Sunday, Sept. 13 which includes a women’s soccer championship rematch between the defending champions, Université de Saint-Boniface Les Rouges, and the Providence University College Pilots. The complete men’s and women’s soccer schedules can be found on our website.
“The MCAC has made the decision to move forward with the 2020 soccer season as all facets of our decision-making framework and guiding principles have been met,” said Scott Masterson, MCAC President. “We are excited to be able to offer our MCAC soccer athletes with an opportunity to compete as we are one of the only conferences in Canada, at both the U SPORTS and CCAA level, that is able to do so.”
Masterson added the MCAC is committed to the safety of all participants and the league will be using the MSA’s Return to Play protocols and “Match Guidelines for Teams and Referees” throughout the season.
On Sunday, Sept. 13 the BU Bobcats host the CMU Blazers, while the USB Les Rouges play the PUC Pilots. The ACC Cougars aren’t in action during opening weekend and begin their season on Saturday, Sept. 19 in Brandon.
This season, the women kick off their games at 1 p.m. followed by the men at 3:15 p.m. The playoffs will continue this pattern, but there could be different start times. One exception to these times during the regular season is on Sunday, Sept. 20 when the ACC Cougars play the CMU Blazers — women start at 3:15 p.m. followed by the men at 5:30 p.m.
USB Les Rouges look to defend their 2019 title and open their season against the PUC Pilots, who they beat 2-0 in last season’s final game. On Saturday, Sept. 26 the PUC Pilots men’s soccer team will look for revenge as they play the BU Bobcats for the first time since losing the 2019 championship match 3-2.
2020 MCAC Soccer Championships
The 2020 soccer championships are being hosted by Brandon University on October 31 and November 1, 2020.
The MCAC is committed to the 2020 soccer season assuming their principles of safety for all involved, student-athlete experience and fiscal responsibility can be met, along with their three conditions that need to be met to allow the full regular season to take place:
- All Provincial and Municipal Health restrictions around travel can be realistically followed.
- All Provincial and Municipal Health restrictions around social distancing can be respected in the context of sport participation and competition.
- Provincial Sport Organization’s Return-to-Play phase allows for full sport training and competition.