Many top soccer programs deal with rapid roster changes and question the sport's role in developing future pros.
Akron lost the 2009 title in heartbreaking style. The loss could have haunted the Zips, but instead, it propelled them to the 2010 championship.
Louisville and Akron share many similarities, from style of play to coaching tree.
After both Virginia and undefeated Akron were put to the test in Friday's men's College Cup semifinals, the two set up a balanced national championship game Sunday that won't be easily won.