USC always has had the talent. But until coach Ali Khosroshahin brought toughness to the Women of Troy, they always faltered in the NCAA Tournament. USC reversed that trend Sunday with a 2-0 defeat of Florida State for its first title.
USC's first win over its archrival in nearly a decade couldn't have come at a better time -- with the NCAA championship game on the line. It's just another outcome in a tournament full of surprises, writes Graham Hays.
When the College Cup commences in College Station on Friday, there will be more than a few familiar faces on the field. But that's almost as surprising as the bracket upheaval itself, writes Graham Hays.