Monday, August 16, 2010

Quick Kicks

With the start of the regular season just days away, soccer fans are getting ready for a much anticipated men’s college soccer season. After getting to the college cup finals, Akron has 8 returning starters and 3 of which are in the run for MVP. All are looking up to Akron as they not only were awarded preseason number 1 but Kofi Sarkodie, a defender who helped Akron to post 19 shutouts in the 2009 season, is returning for another year. With so much talent and expectations the Zips well have to give an all out effort not to fall short because in their first month of play, they will have to face 3 top ten teams.

After winning the college cup finals last season, the Virginia Cavaliers are trying to repeat. They earned the number 2 rank in preseason and will post a threat to be number 1. The Cavaliers have their defense back and their starting goalie, Diego Restrepo, who had 11 consecutive shut outs in the 2009 season. But with key players missing it may be hard for the Cavs to go all the way.

But never count out number 3 Wake Forest or number 4 UNC. Even though Wake lost 4 key players they look to get back to the College cup with key goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald. On the flip side, UNC has a confident returning class led by Michael Farfan and Bill Schuler. But with a difficult schedule ahead the Heels will really have to come together.

With dreams of winning a College Cup, players from every team will have to step up and make a difference. One play, One shot, One save can change everything.

My predictions of how it will play out.

Season end Top 5

1. Akron

2. Virginia

3. North Carolina

4. Tulsa

5. Maryland

College Cup final 4



North Carolina


The team i think will win the 2010 College Cup is Akron!

-Nash Wiley

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