North Carolina's Anson Dorrance has arguably coached the best ever in Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly, but he goes into Friday's College Cup semifinal feeling like the underdog against his "recruiting failures" that chose Stanford.
The NCAA soccer field has been whittled to eight teams. Graham Hays has all you need to know about the tournament, including how these teams have survived and what to expect in the quarterfinal matchups.
With the college soccer season on the horizon, storylines abound. From the possibility of a new dynasty out West to the big names to watch to how the U-20 World Cup will affect the standings, here's all you need to know.
After the final whistle Sunday, Stanford's seniors will complete their careers with a championship after three College Cup disappointments, or a Duke team without a senior starter will complete a program's transformation and usher in a new era.