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Welcome to this special edition of "Up Close" on CollegeSoccerNews.com where host Adam Zundell previews the 2015 College Cup by talking to each of the four head coaches squaring off in Kansas City vying for the national championship.
In this episode, Zundell talks to Akron head coach Jared Embick. Coach Embick talks about his team's run to the College Cup, and how this year's team is trying to forge its own identity in the midst of the post-Caleb Porter era. Coach Embick also talks about the team's offensive versatility and the importance of putting goals on the board ("We went a tournament without giving up a goal and still lost"), and then previews this Friday night's showdown against Stanford.