TCU head soccer coach Eric Bell released the 2017 Horned Frogs’ soccer schedule Thursday, and it’s one of the toughest in the country, including nine NCAA Tournament teams from last season.

“It’s a good schedule that is very challenging,” Bell said. “Hopefully the non-conference portion of the schedule prepares us for the conference schedule, and going into conference play, it’s going to be a tough game every time out. I’m looking forward to it and hopefully, we do well.”

The Horned Frogs will play 18 matches, 10 at home and eight on the road, beginning with the University of Lousiana-Monroe Aug. 18 followed by a meeting with the University of Texas at San Antonio Aug. 20 on the newly installed field at Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.

TCU will hit the road with contests at Pac-12 foe Colorado, a team that advanced to the second round of NCAA Tournament, Aug. 25 and at Northern Colorado Aug. 27.

The women will return home to begin a three-match homestead with Ball State Sept. 1, Missouri Sept. 3 and Northeastern Sept. 8 before road matches against rivals SMU Sept. 14 and SFA Sept. 17.

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