Two champions will collide Friday when the defending W-League title holders Pali Blues travel to Maryland to face the 2007 champion Washington Freedom in the W-League championship game at the Maryland SoccerPlex.
The Washington Freedom Soccer Club announced Tuesday that eight players would be returning to the team from their 2006 roster.
Top-seeded Maryland will take on SMU on Friday in the NCAA Men's College Cup. Clemson faces New Mexico in the other semifinal.
Sebastian Alvarado-Ralph scored on a penalty kick in the 35th minute to lead St. John's into the NCAA championship game with a 1-0 victory over Maryland on Friday.
When Jerry Yeagley's glittering coaching career ends this weekend, he would prefer to be holding the men's soccer national championship trophy.