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Talen Energy Stadium crowned its first College Cup champion in 2013 when Notre Dame defeated Maryland 2-1 in the final. Before that, you have to go all the way back to 1976 for the last time Philadelphia hosted the championship. And what a final it was! Who could forget Andy Atuegbu’s 20-yard blast into the top right corner to give San Francisco the 1-0 victory over Indiana in the freezing confines of Franklin Field.
What: NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championships.
When: Semifinals on Friday, championship on Sunday.
Where: Talen Energy Stadium, Philadelphia.
Who: Akron Zips (18-3-2), Stanford Cardinal (17-2-2), Indiana Hoosiers (17-0-6), North Carolina Tar Heels (17-3-1).
This weekend the NCAA Men’s College Cup returns to the “City of Brotherly Love” with the four best teams in the nation hoping to leave as the 2017 “National Champions.” The final will take place on Sunday at 1pm.
And that is exactly the distinction Stanford is hoping to earn this year. Only one other school in history can claim that honor. The University of Virginia, led by then head coach Bruce Arena (the same Bruce Arena who couldn’t get a point against Trinidad and Tobago,) won four championships from 1991-1994.
But despite winning the 2015 and 2016 titles, Stanford came into the 2017 tournament as the 9th seed.
Was it because they struggled in the regular season? Only if you consider a 17-2-2 record and a PAC-12 regular season championship a struggle. By the way, no other team in the College Cup won their regular season conference.
Is it because they lost all the talent that led them to back-to-back titles? Well nine of their 11 starters were around for both of those championships.