Tigers to Play Christian Brothers in Tim McCage Cup on Friday
April 14, 2010
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The Memphis men's soccer team will play cross-town rival Christian Brothers on Fri., April 16 at 5 p.m., at Echles Field for the Tim McCage Cup. The game will serve as the final exhibition contest for the Tigers as they wind down their spring season.
The Tim McCage Cup has been a spring staple for the Memphis program for the last nine seasons. It was originally known as the Memphis Cup when it was created in the spring of 2001. Prior to that, the event had existed in a similar format during the regular season and was known as the Mayor's Cup. In the past, the Tim McCage Cup has been awarded to the winner of a round-robin tournament between three Memphis area colleges (Memphis, Rhodes and CBU). This year the winner of the event will be determined by a single game between Memphis and Christian Brothers.
The event was named in honor of Tim McCage, a former Memphis footballer who saw action during six games in 1990. McCage netted his only collegiate goal against Rhodes College in the Mayor's Cup in Memphis on September 20, 1990. McCage also had an assist against Southeast Missouri State on November 26, 1990. He passed away in an accident during the spring break following his freshman season for the Blue and Gray.
"We are really pleased to be able to continue to be able to honor Tim (McCage) with the Tim McCage Memphis Cup," said Memphis head coach Richie Grant. "I appreciate Larry and Nancy (McCage) staying so involved with our program over the years since Tim's untimely passing."
The Tigers are coming off a victory on penalty kicks over the UAB Blazers in the inaugural "Battle for the Bones" men's soccer exhibition match at West Campus Field in Birmingham, Ala. Jordan Johnson, a freshman from Hendersonville, Tenn., notched the game winner for the Tigers against their Conference USA rival.
Memphis and Christian Brothers played to a 0-0 draw in last season's spring exhibition contest. The two schools also played in a fall preseason match with Memphis winning 3-0 off of goals from Parker Duncan (2) and Brian Farrell (1).
Christian Brothers is coached by former Memphis men's soccer player Clint Browne. The Bucs went 8-9-2 last season during the fall season.