A 12-day road trip took UCLA to two cities and included four games against ranked teams. The Bruins brought back a 3-0-1 record along with the No. 2 spot in our weekly power rankings.
Virginia men's soccer had strayed from its glory days the past 15 years, failing to win a national title since 1994. But the Cavaliers brought tradition back when they defeated Akron 3-2 on penalty kicks in the 2009 championship game.
UCLA topped Virginia and UC Santa Barbara beat Wake Forest in penalty kicks to reach the final of the NCAA men's College Cup.