Tourney crunch time

December 2, 2005
By Doug McIntyre
Of the four quarterfinal matches that will determine which teams book a trip to next weekend's College Cup in Cary, North Carolina, the Maryland-Akron contest clearly is the most compelling for a number of reasons.

For starters, Maryland is desperately trying to hoist its first College Cup since 1968, and it has a team inspired in part by the disappointment of coming oh-so-close at the Final Four for the past three seasons. Meanwhile, Akron was the country's top squad for most of the ...

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