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  1. was not sure....where to post this Liam Curran was the zips goal keeper coach for the 2010 national champions (GK coach from 2010 to 2012) Very talented coach...and was part of a great coaching staff in 2010. Liam started off in 2016 working for the Atlanta United Academy... then moved to the USL Atlanta team and will now get to work with Brad Guzan and others as he is now the MLS Atlanta team goal keeper coach Congratulations, Liam and thanks for all that you did for the zips from 2010 to 2012
  2. Top Drawer Soccer(TDS) seems pretty confident about their "source" I had been very much looking forward to seeing Jason Shokalook on the pitch in the fall of 2021. TDS is now saying that Jason will join the zips in the fall of 2020. Tremendous news. Welcome, Jason. https://www.topdrawersoccer.com/college-soccer-articles/recruiting-views:-transfers-on-the-move_aid47695 Shokalook reclassifies to 2020 While Akron recently unveiled four additions to the 2020 roster, a source confirmed to TopDrawerSoccer that Jason Shokalook has reclassified and will also join this year. A prolific goal-scorer for Internationals SC during the past two seasons – Shokalook scored 31 goals in 24 games for the Ohio side in 2018-19, and has eight from just four games played during the current campaign. There’s no guarantee of first-year success, and Shokalook won’t have to be the guy right away. With both David Egbo and Will Jackson back up front for Akron, it means that he can ease his way into the picture. But finishing enough was an issue for the Zips, so the more he can add as a freshman, the better.
  3. this article does not talk about uniforms....but Darlington Nagbe will be wearing #6 for the Crew (Wil's old number) https://www.massivereport.com/2020/2/5/21125496/columbus-crew-replacing-wil-trapp-darlington-nagbe-artur-aidan-morris-sebastian-berhalter-mls-2020
  4. I suspect that DeAndre will win the vote for right back...based on what he has accomplished in the pros. If I could vote (not on twitter)....I would cast my vote for Kofi Sarkodie. This vote should be for how great that they were in college.... Soccer America chose Kofi Sarkodie as the best college soccer player in America in 2010 (they chose him over a guy named Darlington Nagbe) Kofi and Darlington were both selected as first team all americans DeAndre was at Akron as a freshman and sophomore and he learned and improved during his time at Akron. Kofi was an absolutely phenomenal right back in the national championship year of 2010. https://gozips.com/news/2010/12/24/12_24_2010_6156.aspx https://gozips.com/news/2010/12/12/12_12_2010_6149.aspx
  5. I like that alignment much better than the 4-3-3....that they are asking us to use.... Your alignment does not make you choose between the 2 def, midfielders....Perry and Wil Akron has had great midfielders ...over the past decade....and you have several of the great ones on your team and to think.....that you sill have outstanding midfielders....like Adam Najem, Anthony Ampaipitakwong, Michael Nanchoff, Victor Souto, Dillon Serna and Aodhan Quinn...available to come of the bench of course, there are a few decent😀 players to come in off the bench...up top...Jonathan Lewis, Marcel Zajac, David Egbo, Sam Gainford, Stuart Holthusen and the underrated Reinaldo Brenes.
  6. I don't have a twitter account...so it appears that I won't be able to vote
  7. this should be fun to vote going to be some tough choices to make https://gozips.com/news/2020/2/3/akron-to-unveil-all-decade-mens-soccer-team.aspx
  8. Thank you for posting the news release and showing the spring roster. Looks like the 2 redshirt freshman Goalkeepers ....Cameron Victor and Grant Abbott....will get a big chance this spring to show their potential and skill in spring games.
  9. https://www.dispatch.com/sports/20200202/michael-arace--wil-trapp-served-hometown-columbus-crew-with-pride
  10. reactions on twitter https://www.massivereport.com/2020/2/1/21117213/wil-trapp-columbus-crew-sc-reactions-inter-miami-mls-2020 the best quote from article: It’s sad, but it’s part of the sport. We were so lucky to have him on our club. He literally is most of us in the stadium, just a kid from Columbus. I know he’s been looking to make that next step in his career for quite some time now and I hope this takes him to that next step overseas. I know the term “class act” gets tossed around in sports quite a bit but he is the bar, in fact the classiest act. He has heart, loves this city, a leader in and out of the locker room, and beyond genuine. I wish him all the best and look forward to seeing all that he accomplishes. We love ya Wil.
  11. wow......Wil trapp has been traded https://www.massivereport.com/2020/1/31/21117079/columbus-crew-wil-trapp-trade-inter-miami-mls-2020-caleb-porter
  12. I am very optimistic about the Crew in 2020. It would really speak highly of D-Nag's talent and skill.....if he was part of a MLS champ for 3 different teams not to mention CP......being the head coach for 2 different teams https://www.massivereport.com/2020/1/30/21115246/columbus-crew-sc-darlington-nagbe-missing-piece-midfield-wil-trapp-lucas-zelarayan-mls-2020
  13. good wishes to Richie in 2020 https://torontosun.com/sports/soccer/mls/toronto-fc/toronto-fc-banking-on-another-standout-season-from-richie-laryea
  14. As they have done for many years, the zips will visit Pittsburgh and the play their USL team in the spring
  15. Many of you will remember Will Meyer from this epic game Ben Lundt- GK for Akron - 110 minutes - no goals allowed Will Meyer - GK for Louisville - 110 minutes - no goals allowed https://gozips.com/news/2017/12/1/mens-soccer-akron-punches-ticket-to-college-cup-edging-louisville-in-penalty-kicks-4-3.aspx
  16. Welcome Will Meyer back to NE Ohio. #2ndStar
  17. They mess up the spelling of Jason's last name ..... but this is a 3.5 minute news feature on Nick Scott and Jason Shokalook
  18. I know that I am not Zip_ME87...but Nick looks like an internationals teammate of super 2021 recruit Jason Shokalook
  19. Great to see some discussion on this board. I know that there are so many zip soccer fans that are anxious to learn who the zips will have on the field for the games in the Spring. I really think that fall 2020 is going to be a huge bounce back year for the Zips. I think that Natnael McDonald and Ivan Nikolic (both had to miss fall 2019 due to injuries)....will really be key contributors for the 2020 Zips.
  20. Zip_ME87.....thank you for starting this topic. Hopefully, the zips have some good incoming transfers. I look forward to Gabriel Ramos joining the zips. I have been told that he played for an outstanding club in Brazil
  21. this article has very complimentary words about one of the hardest working young men to ever wear a zips uniform I am rooting for this former zip .....to be drafted on Monday https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020/01/10/mls-superdraft-2020-five-best-players-remaining-3rd-and-4th-rounds-travis-clark
  22. The first 2 rounds of the MLS draft occurred today. Tom Smart was selected as the 19th pick in the 2nd round (45th overall) by the LA Galaxy. Rounds 3 and 4 of the draft will occur on Monday the 13th Zips have had players drafted(or signed as homegrowns) in every draft since the 2008 MLS draft
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