Men's Soccer's Dube Off to Great Start in MLS, Ngwenya Currently Playing for the Zimbabwe National Team
Coastal Carolina University men’s soccer alum Kheli Dube is off to a great start in his first season with Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution. The Bulawayo, Zimbabwe native leads the Revs with four goals and two assists in 12 games.
Dube and the Revolution were on display in front of a nationally televised audience on ESPN2 this past Thursday against Houston, and the forward had a goal and an assist in the 2-0 win over the Dynamo. Dube has two game-winning goals and one game-winning assist on the season for the Revs, who are 8-3-2 and in first place in the Eastern Conference of MLS.
Taken with the eighth overall pick in the MLS Supplemental Draft by New England, Jan. 24, Dube ranked 14th in the NCAA in both points (2.21) and goals per game (0.65) and was named the Big South Conference Player of the Year. Dube led the Big South during the regular season in points scored (27), while finishing second in goals (11) and third in assists (five). He was named the Big South Player of the Week a league-record four times this season and was also named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week, Oct. 7. He tallied five game-winning goals on the year. Dube was also First Team All-Conference selection for the second year in a row.
In other men’s soccer alumni news, Joseph Ngwenya has played his first two matches for the Zimbabwe National Team in World Cup qualifying. He played and had a good chance to score in the scoreless draw against Guinea, according to the Zimbabwe Soccer website. Ngwenya will make the trip to Kenya for the nation’s next match on Tuesday.