Men's Soccer

The University of Dubuque men’s soccer team shared the Iowa Conference title in 2010 and have not finished lower than third in the past five out of six years in league play. The Spartans have celebrated over 100 total victories and have lost only a handfull of games in the IIAC over the past four seasons. UD has earned seven straight trips to the Iowa Conference Tournament.

The Spartans will push the ball up the field, attack quickly, and be the aggressor when they compete. Expect the Spartans to battle every time for the 50-50 balls while keeping the ball on their opponents half throughout the matches. The play offers many chances to compete with more than 30 student-athletes seeing varsity action this past season. UD players have been named All-Iowa Conference over 30 times, NSCAA All-North Region six times, All-American twice, Academic All-Iowa Conference nearly 30 times, and Academic All-Region five times.

Men's Soccer News

Hernandez Continues to Earn Postseason Honors

Dec 2, 2016

Gonzalo Hernandez of the University of Dubuque men’s soccer team was named a NSCAA Second Team All-American on Thursday.

Hernandez Tabbed Second Team Academic All-American

Nov 18, 2016

The University of Dubuque Men’s Soccer forward Gonzalo Hernandez was named a second team CoSIDA Academic All-American.

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Upcoming Events

Men's Soccer

Sep 2, 2017 | 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM | Dubuque, Iowa

vs. Grinnell College

Men's Soccer

Sep 6, 2017 | 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM | Dubuque, Iowa

Men's Soccer vs. Edgewood College

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Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
00 Pat Openchowski Goalkeeper 6-1 179 Junior Schaumburg, Ill.
0 Javier Martinez Goalkeeper 5-11 153 Junior Chicago, Ill.
1 Luis Gallardo Goalkeeper 6-1 185 Senior Aurora, Ill.
2 Danny Daniels Defender 6-1 175 Junior East Bethel, Minn.
3 Bryan Gramajo Defender 5-8 150 Sophomore Chicago, Ill.
5 Joey Broms Midfield 5-9 160 Senior Peoria, Ill.
6 Ivan Sanchez Defender 6-1 173 Sophomore Carpentersville, Ill.
7 Joshua Merkel Defender 5-7 140 Freshman Bartlett, Ill.
8 Matheus Santos Midfield 5-10 170 Sao Paulo, Brazil
9 Felipe Sanchez Midfielder 5-8 160 Senior Medford, Ore.
10 Kahlin Schneider-Gonzalez Midfielder 5-8 155 Senior Gilbert, Ariz.
11 Tom Murphy Midfielder 6-2 180 Senior Leicester, England
12 Tyler Howard 6-0 175 Sophomore West Des Moines, Iowa
13 Patrick Regal Defender 6-0 175 Junior Aurora, Ill.
14 Jacob Alstadt Defender 6-2 185 Senior Somonauk, Ill.
15 Carlos Sanchez Defender 6-0 185 Freshman Carpentersville, Ill
16 Jake Hutzell Forward 6-1 185 Junior DeSoto, Iowa
17 Ryan Weber Defender 6-0 165 Sophomore Dubuque, Iowa
19 Skylar Showalter Forward 6-2 182 Sophomore Cedar Rapids, Iowa
20 Kyle Klatka Defender 6-1 188 Junior Lake in the Hills, Ill.
21 Malcolm Phillips Midfielder 6-5 188 Sophomore Frankfurt, Germany
23 Gonzalo Hernandez Forward 6-1 178 Senior Madrid, Spain
24 Chris Rigby Midfield 5-10 178 Freshman Algonquin, Ill.
25 Ramon Gonzalez Midfield 5-10 160 Senior Paso Robles, Calif.
26 Seamus Flanagan Defender 5-10 161 Freshman Orland Park, Ill.
28 Ricky Torres Midfield 5-7 152 Freshman Morton Grove, Ill.
29 Noah Clarke Forward 5-7 150 Freshman Orion, Ill.
30 Sydney Mayieka Forward 5-6 156 Freshman New Brighton, Minn
33 Brent Bluemmert Forward 5-9 143 Sophomore APO, Armed Forces Europe

2017 Schedule

Sept. 2

vs. Grinnell College

Dubuque, IA

1:00 p.m.

Sept. 6

vs. Edgewood College

Dubuque, IA

7:00 p.m.

Sept. 9

at Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, IL 

3:00 p.m.

Sept. 10

at Monmouth College

Monmouth, IL

2:00 p.m.

Sept. 13

at Mil. School of Engineering

Milwaukee, WI

7:00 p.m.

Sept. 15

vs. Macalester College

Dubuque, IA

7:30 p.m.

Sept. 17

at Aurora University

Aurora, IL

4:30 p.m.

Sept. 20

vs. Carroll University

Dubuque, IA

7:00 p.m.

Sept. 23

at Loras College*

Dubuque, IA

7:30 p.m.

Sept. 27

at UW-Platteville

Platteville, WI

7:00 p.m.

Sept. 30

vs. Simpson College*

Dubuque, IA

3:30 p.m.

Oct. 4

at Wartburg College*

Waverly, IA

7:30 p.m.

Oct. 7

vs. Coe College*

Dubuque, IA

3:30 p.m.

Oct. 10

at Central College*

Pella, IA

1:00 p.m.

Oct. 18

vs. Nebraska Wesleyan University*

Dubuque, IA

7:00 p.m.

Oct. 21

at Buena Vista University*

Storm Lake, IA

7:30 p.m.

Oct. 24

vs. Luther College*

Dubuque, IA

7:30 p.m.


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BOLD - home, * = Iowa Conference opponent

Brad Johnson
Brad Johnson
Head Men's Soccer Coach; World View Seminar Faculty

BS, Loras College; Finance
MBA, University of Dubuque; Business Administration

Office Phone: 563.589.3692
Office Location: 218 Mercer-Birmingham
Fax: 563.589.3425
Biography - Click to Open

Brad Johnson joined the University of Dubuque Spartans in 2004 as the Men's and Women's Assistant Soccer Coach. After helping guide both programs to new heights, he was named the Associate Head Men's Soccer Coach in 2008. Following a successful 2008 season, Johnson was promoted to the position of Head Men's Soccer Coach.

Coach Johnson led the Spartans to a runner-up IIAC finish in 2015 and UD's first-ever appearance in the IIAC tournament title game. Johnson coached Gonzalo Hernandez-Cascante, who earned the Spartans only offensive MVP in school history, after leading the league in goals, assists, points, and game-winners.

Since taking over the head coaching position, Johnson has coached one IIAC offensive MVP, 32 All-Iowa Conference athletes (13-First Team/19-Second Team), 6 All-Region performers, and 28 Academic All-Conference student-athletes. A team-best six Spartans were named to the All-Iowa Conference list in the 2015, 2010 and 2009 seasons. The 2010 team went 7-1 in Iowa Conference play to claim a share of the regular season title. The Spartans have qualified for the IIAC Tournament all seven seasons under Johnson. 

The Spartans have finished in the Top-3 in the Iowa Conference in five of Johnson's seven seasons at the helm.

Johnson currently holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) -B- License, NSCAA Goalkeeping License, and NSCAA Special Topic License. He is actively involved in the Dubuque Soccer Club and is currently the U-13 to U-18 Director of Coaching. As well, Johnson was previously the Head Boy's Soccer Coach at Hempstead High School in Dubuque.

He attended Loras College for four years, where he was a three-time captain, four-year All-Iowa Conference honoree, an All-Region selection, and garnered Iowa Conference MVP honors. He holds the records at Loras College for most points and goals scored in a career.

Johnson received a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Dubuque and his Bachelor Degree in Finance from Loras College. He and his wife Jenny reside in Dubuque.

Coaching Record at the University of Dubuque
Year Overall IIAC    
2009 14-4-2 7-1-0 2nd Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2010 15-5-0 7-1-0 1st Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2011 12-5-2 5-3-0 3rd Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2012 11-6-1 5-2 2nd Place   *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2013 6-11-1 3-4 5th Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2014 7-9-3 4-2-1 4th Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2015 12-6-1 5-2 2nd Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier
2016 13-6-0 6-2 2nd Place *IIAC Tournament Qualifier; NCAA Tournament Qualifier
 Total    90-52-10     42-17-1     Spartan Men's Soccer All-Time Wins Leader

Viktor Bergstrand
Viktor Bergstrand
Associate Head Men's Soccer Coach

MBA, University of Dubuque; Business Administration
BS, Embry-Riddle University; Aviation Business

Office Phone: 563.589.3254
Office Location: 219 Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to Open

Viktor Bergstrand joined the University of Dubuque Spartans in 2010 as the Assistant Soccer Coach. Bergstrand was later elevated to Associate Head Men’s Soccer Coach and Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach.

The women have compiled a 73-40-8, 27-14-3 Iowa Conference record that includes one regular season Iowa Conference title, one Iowa Conference Tournament Championships in 2014, and an Iowa Conference Tournament qualifier every year. After a 10-7-2 finish in 2015, the senior class went out as the winningest class in school history with 53 wins from 2012-15.

The men have posted a record of 63-37-8, 29-14-1 Iowa Conference in his tenure, including an Iowa Conference regular season championship in 2010 and an Iowa Conference Tournament qualifier every year. In 2015, the Spartans reached their first-ever IIAC title game after 5-2 finish in IIAC play.

A former goalkeeper himself, Bergstrand coached two-time, Second Team All-Iowa Conference selection and holder of seven school records, women's goalkeeper Tiffany Duncan from 2011-2014. In 2014, Duncan tallied 99 saves and a 0.81 goals against average for one of the best defensive teams in the country. The senior anchored a defense that captured the 2014 Iowa Conference regular season and tournament titles in qualifying for the 2014 NCAA Tournament for the second time in school history.

In 2014, men's junior goalkeeper, Riley Jensen, led the Iowa Conference in saves and became the first UD goalkeeper named to the First-Team All-Iowa Conference team. Jensen was also named Second Team All-Iowa Conference in 2015 and became the only UD goalkeeper in school history to be named All-IIAC twice.

Prior to UD, Bergstrand served as a 4-year starting Goalkeeper at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). Bergstrand helped the Eagles to three NAIA National Tournaments in four years, three regular season conference titles, and two conference tournament titles. Bergstrand was also a part of the team that was ranked #1 in the nation in 2006. During his four years at Embry-Riddle he collected numerous awards including All-American, All Region, All-Conference, and ESPN Magazine Awards.

Bergstrand, a native of Malmo, Sweden represented the Swedish U-15, U-16, and U-17 National Team. Bergstrand currently holds coaching licenses from both the USSF and NSCAA. Bergstrand is currently active in the Dubuque Soccer Club serving as the Director of Goalkeeping and as the Head Coach for the U11 and U12 DSC Boys team.

Bergstrand received his undergraduate degree in Aviation Business Administration at ERAU, and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Dubuque.

William Hirsch
William Hirsch
Graduate Assistant - Men's Soccer

Office Location: 223 Mercer-Birmingham

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