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Ten Teams To Keep An Eye On In 2013

The 2013 season is shaping up to be a significant season for the following programs.  

January 2013

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College Underclassmen Headed To The Pros - The Impact Of Their Departure

The impact of players leaving early to enter the professional ranks may not be as great in college soccer as it is in college basketball but it still can present a challenge for college soccer coaches who have to fill a gap a little sooner than anticipated.  On the other hand it is a plus on the recruiting trail when a coach can say that his program offers a springboard to the professional ranks and can back it up with examples.  

Knowing when a player might elect to leave early is not always predictable.  Early departures to enter the professional ranks in addition to losses due to graduation can have a significant impact on a team.  Throw in an unexpected injury and a team that might otherwise appear to be loaded can suddenly be in in a rebuilding mode.  It goes without saying that those players who sign a Generation adidas contract or a Homegrown contract are talented players. 

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College Soccer Deserves Its Due by Maria Burns Ortiz

February 14, 2013 - The evolution of soccer in the United States and its rising prominence among the national sports collective can be attributed to a number of factors. 

The growing popularity of Major League Soccer.

A booming youth soccer culture, from local children’s leagues up through competitive club teams.

Shifting population demographics.

A subtle, but tangible uptick tied to the quadrennial World Cup.

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