A couple Chicago Fire Academy alums combined to help the No. 7 Indiana men’s soccer team knock off Wisconsin in their season opener Friday afternoon. Sophomore Victor Bezerra scored a brace in the 3-0 victory, which took place indoors at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind., north of Indianapolis.
Bezerra’s first goal came in the 39th minute, off an assist from his fellow Fire Academy alum, defender Spencer Glass. He scored again four minutes later, smashing one into the upper 90 just before halftime. Eddie Rock, the Fire’s Senior Director of Football Operations, said the club is watching both guys carefully.
With the Big Ten soccer season moving to the spring because of the pandemic, the Fire will have until mid-May to offer a contract to Glass, who is a senior. If the club chooses not to sign him, Glass will go on MLS waivers. Bezerra is only a sophomore, so the Fire have more time to decide his future with the club.
“He is a player that we’ve been monitoring closely,” Rock told Hot Time recently. “We don’t have to offer him a contract yet, but like with our other top Homegrowns we’d like him to be in training with the first team this summer, barring any restrictions due to COVID.”
The Hoosiers take on Ohio State Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. CT. That one is also scheduled to be played at Grand Park in Westfield.