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 four out of five years in league play. The Spartans have celebrated 104 total victories and have lost only seven games in the IIAC over the past four seasons. UD has earned six 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 31 times, NSCAA All-North Region five times, All-American once, Academic All-Iowa Conference 20 times, and Academic All-Region 4 times.

Men's Soccer News

Men's Soccer's Hosts Advanced Players Camp on March 5th

Jan 28, 2016

The University of Dubuque men's soccer team will host high school aged soccer players for their one-day, indoor Advanced Players Winter Camp in the state-of-the-art Veterans Memorial Center on March 5.

Hernandez Cascante Named NSCAA Scholar All-American

Dec 17, 2015

Gonzalo Hernandez Cascante represented the University of Dubuque men's soccer team once again after being named to the NSCAA Division III Scholar All-America Third Team.

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Name Position Event Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Luis Gallardo Goalkeeper 6-0 175 Junior Aurora, Ill.
2 Danny Daniels Defender 6-1 175 Sophomore East Bethel, Minn.
5 Daniel Hernandez Defender/Midfielder 5-7 150 Junior West Chicago, Ill.
9 Felipe Sanchez Midfielder 5-8 160 Junior Medford, Ore.
10 Kahlin Schneider-Gonzalez Midfielder 5-10 155 Junior Gilbert, Ariz.
11 Joey Broms Midfielder 5-11 175 Senior Peoria, Ill.
12 Jake Hutzell Forward 6-1 185 Sophomore DeSoto, Iowa
13 Patrick Regal Defender 6-2 195 Sophomore Aurora, Ill.
14 Jacob Alstadt Defender 6-1 180 Junior Somonauk, Ill.
15 Skylar Showalter-Castorena Defender/Midfielder 6-2 175 Freshman Cedar Rapids, Iowa
16 Salvador Villagrana Defender 5-11 170 Junior Montgomery, Ill.
17 Tom Murphy Midfielder 6-0 165 Junior Leicester, England
18 Brent Bluemmert Midfield/Forward 5-10 150 Freshman APO, Armed Forces Europe
20 Kyle Klatka Defender/Midfielder 6-0 185 Sophomore Lake in the Hills, Ill.
21 Malcolm Phillips Midfielder 6-4 175 Freshman Frankfurt, Germany
23 Gonzalo Hernandez Forward 6-2 175 Junior Madrid, Spain
24 Ramon Gonzalez Forward 5-7 140 Junior Paso Robles, Calif.
26 Ryan Weber Defender 6-0 165 Freshman Dubuque, Iowa
27 Ivan Sanchez Defender/Midfielder 6-0 165 Freshman Carpentersville, Ill.
28 Bryan Gramajo Defender 5-9 150 Freshman Chicago, Ill.
31 Eric Ibarra Defender/Midfielder 5-9 145 Freshman Romeoville, Ill.
Jose Hernandez 5-10 160
Tyler Howard 6-2 170
Pat Openchowski 6-0 175
Beto Ramos 5-7 145
Matheus Santos 5-10 160

Fall 2015 Schedule

#9 in North Region by NSCAA (11/3/15)
Final Fall Record: 12-6-1, 5-2 IIAC

Aug.  22

vs. Clarke University Exhibition

Dubuque, Iowa


Aug.  26

vs. Augustana College Exhibition

Dubuque, Iowa


Sept. 1

vs. Illinois Wesleyan University

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 2-1

Sept. 4

at Hamline University

St. Paul, Minn.

W, 3-2

Sept. 5

at Macalester College

St. Paul, Minn.

T, 1-1 (2OT)

Sept. 9

vs. Grinnell College

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 1-0

Sept. 12

at Milwaukee School of Engineering

Waukesha, Wis.

L, 1-2 (OT)

Sept. 16

vs. North Park University

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 1-3

Sept. 22

vs. Elmhurst College

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 3-0

Sept. 26

vs. Wartburg College***

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 2-0

Sept. 30

at Monmouth College

Monmouth, Ill.

W, 4-0 

Oct. 3

at Simpson College***

Indianola, Iowa

W, 2-1 

Oct. 7

at UW-Platteville

Platteville, Wis.

W, 2-1

Oct. 10

vs. Central College***

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 5-1

Oct. 14

at Luther College***

Decorah, Iowa

L, 0-3

Oct. 17

vs. Buena Vista University***

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 4-0

Oct. 21

vs. UW-Whitewater

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 2-3

Oct. 24

at Coe College***

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

W, 3-0

Oct. 27

vs. Loras College***

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 1-2

Nov. 4

IIAC Tournament Semifinals vs. Luther College

Dubuque, Iowa

W, 1-0

Nov. 6

IIAC Tournament Championship at Loras College

Dubuque, Iowa

L, 0-1

***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
 Total    77-46-10     36-15-1    
      Spartans All-Time Wins Leader

Viktor Bergstrand
Viktor Bergstrand
Associate Head Men's Soccer Coach; Assistant Women'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.

Sam McKee
Sam McKee
Graduate Assistant - Men's Soccer

BS, University of Dubuque

Office Phone: 563.589.3734
Office Location: 219 Mercer-Birmingham
Biography - Click to Open

Sam McKee attended Jacobs High School before arriving at the University of Dubuque in 2009. The Algonquin, Ill. native was a four year starter prior to joining the coaching staff in 2014.

McKee assisted Head Coach Brad Johnson as the Spartans reached their first-ever IIAC tournament title game in 2015 and finished Top-2 in the IIAC standings for the fifth time in seven seasons.

Throughout his four year playing career the Spartans accumulated a 52-20-4 record, including a 24-7 Iowa Conference record and 1 conference championship. As captain in the 2011 and 2012 seasons, he anchored the midfield for the Spartans who were ranked as high as 16th in the country and 2nd in the region. McKee was also recognized 3 times as an All-Conference player. During his playing career, he was involved in the Dubuque Soccer Club and continues to be actively coaching youth soccer at various levels throughout the club.

McKee earned his B.S. in Health, Wellness and Recreation and is currently continuing his education in the Master’s program in Business Administration at the University of Dubuque.

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