In what so far has been an unconventional men's NCAA Tournament, perhaps it is only fitting that the teams contesting Sunday's College Cup championship will reprise a regional rivalry, writes Mike Hanzel.
He might be small in stature and not even a starter, but Danny Poe's contributions in midfield can't be overlooked for the Clemson Tigers, writes Mike Hanzel.
Even with the loss of Jason Garey, defending champions Maryland are still loaded with talent but face heavy competition this year, writes Mike Hanzel.
He might not see much playing time in the World Cup, but Ben Olsen's presence on the U.S. squad is a testament to his ability to reinvent himself, writes Mike Hanzel.
Unheralded Heath Pearce developed his game in Denmark and now has a legitimate shot at making the U.S. World Cup squad, writes Mike Hanzel.
When he left Fulham as an afterthought, no one expected Marcus Hahnemann to be such a revelation for Reading, writes Mike Hanzel.
The Hermann Trophy finalists all had quality seasons, but there's no doubt the award should be given to Jason Garey, writes Mike Hanzel.
Maryland's College Cup win ensured the Terrapins a permanent place alongside the nation's elite, writes Mike Hanzel.
The College Cup final will see a showdown between the top two teams in the country as top-seeded Maryland takes on New Mexico, writes Mike Hanzel.
For the remaining teams in the College Cup, the pressure might be heaviest on tournament favorite Maryland, writes Mike Hanzel.