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  1. http://rpiupdatemenssoccer.blogspot.com/search/label/2018 Gaucho Dan's RPI calculation is more accurate than any other. As repeated annually, NCAA tournament seeding is 95% RPI. http://www.bigsoccer.com/threads/rpi-update-is-updated-for-2018.2085750/#post-37014487
  2. Hoosier GK Trey Muse is regarded by most as best in the NCAA, if not the country as a whole. He is a likely future USMNT. https://iuhoosiers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=9764 I have not yet connected these dots, but it is probable that Zips' GK Tor Saunders knows Trey Muse from them both playing in Sounders youth programs.
  3. Freshmen Milanese and Ritaccio had better sort their shite out! Sloppy play at CB vs. Hoosiers will result in 3-0 drilling. Should that happen, watch for Strachan to move back to CB, and one (both?) of those two to the bench. As a player, if you like gambling, do not choose Center Back as your position. Hardest position in the sport, imo. No room for error.
  4. Maybe I am just missing the World’s most obnoxiously surly fly-weight, Stuart Holthusen. But freshman Ivan Nikolic #18 sure does remind me of someone. The same moves, the same body language, the sneer. Pure Forward.
  5. Diogo Pacheco needs to be on the pitch. I am now certain of it. At whose expense? I am not as sure about that. But Pacheco has earned a look among the first XI.
  6. It would be even greater if I were on vacation.
  7. OK. I would like to try out this line-up. This is not the lineup that I predict; this is the one I would try (with my limited knowledge and experience). http://football-formation.com/lineup/68947/Akron-Zips-8-13-18 Create your own lineup at football-formation.com
  8. Niko De Vera is an exemplary Akron Zip. It was heart-warming to see him at the match.
  9. 2018 Zips Mens Soccer

    I believe Spanish Freshman Pol Hernandez to be the favorite at Left Back.
  10. 2018 Zips Mens Soccer

    It is ridiculously premature to suggest a lineup, with the first official practice starting on Wednesday. Embick sort of dared me to make a lineup, so I did. And I will bet that our base system will be 4-2-3-1. As if Embick is ever going to read this board. Ha! Let us see how accurate I am. To answer your question: Yes. We should be concerned with so much youth starting in the Defense. But for this squad to go very far, freshmen will need to be major players. Reference 2009.
  11. 2018 Zips Mens Soccer

    I attended ID Camp Friday and Saturday nights. I commented to Coach Embick that I could not remember having so many new faces in one camp. He replied, sardonically, "I might be asking you for a lineup." Pretending that he was anything but mocking me.....
  12. I do not claim to follow NYCFC. But every time I see that team, JLew comes off the bench to positively influence the match. Instant Impact! His training must really suck. No other explanation for him NOT starting.
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