Spartan Soccer Faces the Lansing Ignite Tuesday in Inaugural Capital Cup

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EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State men’s soccer will continue its Spring campaign taking on the Lansing Ignite FC in an exhibition match in the inaugural Capital Cup on April 16 at 7 p.m. at Cooley Law School Stadium.

“MSU soccer is really excited to start a great relationship with Lansing Ignite, and I can’t think of a better way than the Capital Cup at Cooley Law School Stadium,” MSU men’s soccer head coach Damon Rensing said. “The greater Lansing area has a very strong soccer community and the combination of MSU soccer and the Ignite will serve that community almost year-round. I have seen the success of the Crosstown Showdown with our baseball team and the Lugnuts and hope that the Capital Cup will have a similar atmosphere. It should be a great game.”

Five dollar tickets are available for Michigan State University students with a valid student ID for the Capital Cup. The deal is limited to the first 1,000 students to secure their tickets to the match.

Sparrow Health System is the title sponsor of the Capital Cup, and to celebrate the start of this new competition, Sparrow and LIFC have created a one-of-a-kind scarf that will be given to the first 1,000 fans to arrive at Cooley Law School Stadium.

Michigan State is coming off of one of it most successful seasons in school history, reaching the NCAA College Cup for the first time in 50 years. The Spartans ended the season with a 14-5-4 record. The 2019 Michigan State squad will bring back two of its top four scorers in midfielder Giuseppe Barone and forward Farai Mutatu.