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Men's Recruiting Jul 01, 2019

University of Michigan men’s soccer adds transfer for 2019

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – University of Michigan men’s soccer head coach Chaka Daley announced the addition of former Oakland forward Nebojsa Popovic(Rochester Hills, Mich.) to the team’s 2019 roster on Monday (July 1). Popovic will complete his collegiate eligibility this fall as a graduate student.

“Nebosja brings a wealth of experience to the spine of our team and will provide the cutting edge to a returning group deep in attacking talent,” said Daley. “As well as being clinical in the final third, he is outstanding at connecting the game with his back to the goal, which will help those around him flourish and give our team more fluidity on the attacking side of the ball. His addition will allow us to move younger players into positions and roles that will aid them in their long-term development, which ultimately boosts the health of our program. We’re extremely excited to add him to our group for 2019.”

Playing the last three years for the Golden Grizzlies, Popovic appeared in 50 matches (48 starts), scoring 14 goals and tallying 16 assists (44 points). He started 16 matches last season, leading Oakland in points (19), earning All-Horizon League (second team) and United Soccer Coaches All-North Region (third team) honors. He was also a United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-American (third team).

The Wolverines open the season on Aug. 30 vs. Florida Gulf Coast.