The 2013 College Cup bracket was released yesterday and boy did it have some interesting matches in it. I had written down a couple thoughts during the selection show and figured I would share them with you all.
1. Parity in the college game. Just like in MLS, parity ruled over the college soccer scene in 2013. Lots of good teams finishing the year with lots of draws. Five of the six ACC teams come into the postseason with five or more ties. South Florida, the champion of the new American Athletic Conference ended the year with eight draws.
Thanks to the parity, the tournament draw reflected that with first round matches like UNC-South Florida or the big one between defending champions Indiana and Akron. Continue Reading →