The Spartans open 2014 with two consecutive shutouts.
Michigan State defeats Southern Methodist, 1-0, to open 2014.
The Spartans with open on Friday, Aug. 29 with a home match against SMU.
Head coach Damon Rensing breaks down what to expect from the Spartans this season.
MSU 3, FIU 0 Sept 5, 2014 - East Lansing, Mich.
Prior to MSU: Ranked No. 109 nationally, 37th-ranked midfielder and No. 7 in the Great Lakes Region by TopDrawerSoccer.com...Grew up in Japan where he played soccer until moving to Michigan his freshman year...Was a 2010 All-City Select player in Kitakyushu in Southern Japan, helping his team qualify for the All-Prefecture ...Soccer letterwinner at Plymouth Canton for coach George Tomasso...Named All-Conference honorable mention his sophomore season, helping his team to a 24-1-2 record and a Michigan State Championship...Also a member of the CrossFit Club... Starting Midfielder for Michigan Jaguars in 2011 and 2012 under coach Barry Scott... Member of the team that finished as USYSA National Finalist & National League Champions in 2011 and USYSA State Cup, MRL, Regional and National Champions in 2012... Starting Midfielder for the U-16 and U-18 Crew Academy Wolves in 2013 and 2014 under coach Lars Richters and Brian Doyle... Member of the CSA Wolves team that finished No. 8 in the national rankings and qualified for the Academy Playoffs in 2013... Also played as a Michigan ODP starter in 2011 and 2012...Named an All-Tournament player in the ODP winter Interregional at IMG in 2012...Was a member of the team that finished as Region II Champions in 2012... Detroit and Chicago US Market National Training Center Invitee.
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