Raleigh, North Carolina - December 9, 2022

Men’s Soccer - College Cup Meet & Greet


An SMWW Meet & Greet Tailgater to visit with fellow students, faculty, and SMWW guests in sports business.

Requirements: Must be 21 or older


Friday, December 9th, 2022 4 pm - 6:00 pm EST




Fan Fest Entrance, outside of WakeMed Stadium  101 Soccer Park Dr, Cary, NC 27511 (The statue shown below is where our tent will be! You can't miss us)




The 2022 NCAA Division I Men's College Cup will be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. Two single-elimination semifinal games will be held on Friday, December 9, 2022. The two teams winning in the semifinals will advance and compete in the single-elimination national championship game which will take place on Monday, December 12, 2022.  Raleigh, North Carolina will become the center of the soccer universe as scouts, agents, coaches and managers come from around the USA.


How do soccer teams get to the College Cup? 


203 Men’s D1 soccer teams competed this past season for a 48-team bracket which was finalized during the Men’s Selection Show on Monday, 11/14/23 at 10 am pacific time. Brackets and more information here: https://www.ncaatickets.com/championship/mens-college-cup/champinfo?_ga=2.192235562.1622035389.1668113103-




• General admission ticket to the 2022 NCAA Division I Men's College Cup Finals at WakeMed Stadium on December 12th at 6:00 pm EST. https://am.ticketmaster.com/ncaa/22mcollegecup

• A SMWW Soccer Scarf to assist you in recognizing fellow attendees!

• Hospitality tent at the 2022 NCAA Men’s Semi-Final games. The Tent is located outside of WakeMed Stadium by the Fan Fest. See the photo above for the location.


About Cary, North Carolina:

Cary, NC is centrally located between Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.


Where to stay?

We suggest hotels or Airbnb, Vacasa in the downtown Raleigh area. The Lashbrooks will be staying within walking distance from the Raleigh Convention Center.



Other events in the area you might be interested in knowing about if you are passionate about soccer:


  • The NCFC Youth Showcase offers young soccer players a great chance to perform in front of 600 college coaches and to tour a college campus, as there are 20 colleges and institutions within an hour's drive. Colleges include NC State, Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Campbell University, William-Peace University, and more! Games are open to the public. We will be inviting college coaches to the Saturday Meet & Greet.

  • The 2022 MLS College Showcase replaces the MLS Combine. Players are by invite only. Not open to the public. The MLS College Showcase features 40 top college players, ranging from freshmen to seniors, participating in a series of training sessions, testing, interviews, and games. This event will allow MLS clubs to interact with potential SuperDraft selections earlier in their collegiate careers without jeopardizing players’ collegiate eligibility. ALL MLS team scouting staff should be in attendance. We will be inviting several MLS personnel to the Saturday Meet & Greet.


Note: Want a ticket to the Monday night final? Click here and buy your own!https://am.ticketmaster.com/ncaa/22mcollegecup