There will be impressive amounts of talent and experience on display this weekend in Cary, N.C. Just don't look for any potential Cinderellas to add to the drama at the 2009 College Cup Final Four, writes Maria Burns Ortiz.
Wake Forest's seniors have yet to play a season that didn't end in the College Cup Final Four, and they aren't interested in changing that trend now, writes Maria Burns Ortiz.
The men's soccer NCAA tournament has seen some minor upsets, but for the most part the traditional powers have reached the Sweet Sixteen, writes Maria Burns Ortiz.
On the cusp of this year's men's College Cup, Akron has to be considered the favorite. But don't overlook a hardened Maryland team or locals North Carolina and Wake Forest, writes Maria Burns Ortiz.
Caleb Porter played for an Indiana team that went undefeated in the regular season, then failed to win a national championship. Now the coach at Akron, Porter is trying to keep his 18-0 Zips focused on the ultimate prize: the College Cup.
Under coach Ken Lolla, Louisville has been transformed into a burgeoning national power, writes Maria Burns Ortiz.
The Big Ten conference has been traditionally dominated by Indiana, but times have changed, writes Maria Burns Ortiz.
Loyola College has failed to live up to the lofty expectations precipitated by a strong campaign one year ago. But if anyone can lead his team through a difficult period, it's captain Tennant McVea.
The ACC is irrefutably the best men's soccer conference in the country -- top to bottom. But with such a dominant assembly of teams, it's anyone's guess who emerges as the leader of the pack.
The California schools had a miserable NCAA tournament run a year ago. But this is 2009, and there are teams aplenty that have the makeup to win a national championship.