This is a very welcome turn of events for MAC MSOC.
SIU-E is a significant upgrade over Buffalo.
Zips RPI just shot up!
Over the past few seasons, the Cougars have been just as good as Zips, perhaps better.
Such cannot be said of other MAC teams, as much as we all want WVU to regain their national prominence.
Beginning in 1967, SIU-E has nearly as much American soccer tradition as does Akron. Read.
They won the College Cup in 1979, which gives them one star, just as many as some other squad I follow closely.
Look at the list of All-American players.
Coach Bob Guelker: 216-67-21 .745 - Good enough for Soccer HOF.
Buffalo is 215 miles away. Edwardsville is 540 miles away. Hartwick was 445 miles away. NIU is 430 miles away.