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    This time last season, Georgia Southern men’s soccer coach Kevin Kennedy didn’t know if the Eagles will have a conference to call home.
    That all changed when the Sun Belt announced it would sponsor the sport, and New Jersey Tech, Howard and Hartwick joined the three Sun Belt programs with an established program — Southern, Georgia State and Appalachian State.
    The Eagles (9-10 in 2013) will host the first-ever Sun Belt men’s soccer tournament, and will also see Howard, Hartwick and NJIT visit this year.
    They return plenty of experience, especially up front with Eric Dinka, Rocco Bagley and Jeremy Rector, who all share something in common.
    “We’ve got a lot of experience at forward,” Kennedy said. “There are three guys on that front line who were all on the SoCon All-Freshman team.”
    There is also a newcomer from Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, Thor Sveinbjornsson, who looks to have an immediate impact.
    “One to keep your eye on is Thor,” Kennedy said. “He’s nailed down a starting spot in midfield for us. He’s very good, and I’ll think he’ll get better as soon as he acclimates to the climate here.”

    Matt Yogus may be reached at (912) 489-4908.

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