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#1 fknbuflobo

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:30 PM

http://www.collegeso...s/Page12693.htm[/url]

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:03 PM

http://www.collegeso...s/Page12693.htm[/url]


Did you notice they have Andrew Souders listed as Andrew Sounders?

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:09 PM

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Hmm that is weird. Our other incoming players are listed as coming to Akron, including Fernando Pena whose verbal was announced after Koroma. Hope he didn't change his mind, but the only reason I could see him doing that was for a profession contract, and this list excluded guys who have signed a contract already. In my mind, it wouldn't make sense to rescind your verbal unless you have already signed a contract. This is all just speculation though. Hopefully it was a mistake and he is still coming. If not, I'm sure Porter or one of his staff members will venture into the depths of South America or the Caribbean or somewhere to find another #9

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:42 PM

Hmm that is weird. Our other incoming players are listed as coming to Akron, including Fernando Pena whose verbal was announced after Koroma. Hope he didn't change his mind, but the only reason I could see him doing that was for a profession contract, and this list excluded guys who have signed a contract already. In my mind, it wouldn't make sense to rescind your verbal unless you have already signed a contract. This is all just speculation though. Hopefully it was a mistake and he is still coming. If not, I'm sure Porter or one of his staff members will venture into the depths of South America or the Caribbean or somewhere to find another #9


Probably an error, like misspelling Souders.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:27 PM

ESPN still has him listed and committed to Akron - 2012 Division 1 Verbal Commitments

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:57 PM

Not only does College Soccer News show Koroma as non-commital, but they go on to write this little tidbit [url="http://www.collegeso...Page4754.htm"]:

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Who is next in line at Akron?

For four consecutive seasons the Zips have lost a big time goal scorer but it hasn’t presented a significant problem since someone has always been on board who was capable of filling the gap. It went like this: Steve Zakuani to Teal Bunbury, Bunbury to Darlington Nagbe, Nagbe to Darren Mattocks. Zakuani left in 2008 after his sophomore season to enter the professional ranks. Bunbury did the same in 2009 at the conclusion of his sophomore season. Nagbe followed suit in 2010 after his junior season. Mattocks completed the cycle when he elected to take his game to the professional level in 2011 at the end of his sophomore season.

The success that Zakuani, Bunbury, Nagbe, and Mattocks achieved at Akron speaks well for the program but the exit left enter right scenario of big time goal scorers looks to have at least temporarily come to an end heading into the 2012 season.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 05:14 PM

Maybe one of you internet saavy guys should check his FB page for info :D

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 06:52 PM

Not only does College Soccer News show Koroma as non-commital, but they go on to write this little tidbit [url="http://www.collegeso...Page4754.htm"]:

College Soccer News:

Who is next in line at Akron?

For four consecutive seasons the Zips have lost a big time goal scorer but it hasn’t presented a significant problem since someone has always been on board who was capable of filling the gap. It went like this: Steve Zakuani to Teal Bunbury, Bunbury to Darlington Nagbe, Nagbe to Darren Mattocks. Zakuani left in 2008 after his sophomore season to enter the professional ranks. Bunbury did the same in 2009 at the conclusion of his sophomore season. Nagbe followed suit in 2010 after his junior season. Mattocks completed the cycle when he elected to take his game to the professional level in 2011 at the end of his sophomore season.

The success that Zakuani, Bunbury, Nagbe, and Mattocks achieved at Akron speaks well for the program but the exit left enter right scenario of big time goal scorers looks to have at least temporarily come to an end heading into the 2012 season.

I think the key point here, is there isn't anyone on board from last year. We had Bunbury and Zakuani playing together, and then Bunbury and Nagbe, and then Nagbe and Zakuani. Last year it was Zakuani and... That's the point, the reigning heir isn't in place as in years past. I don't take this as a sign that Koroma isn't coming.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:31 PM

http://www.collegeso...s/Page12693.htm[/url]

Wanna know what shocks me on this list: Look at #21 Tarik Salkicic (to Tulsa!). How did he fall that far? Didn't this guy get a cap with Bradley's Senior National Team, right after the World Cup? Was it the same game that Bunbury got his first start, vs South Africa? I seem to remember Agudelo having a big game. Am I mis-remembering?

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:28 PM

Wanna know what shocks me on this list: Look at #21 Tarik Salkicic (to Tulsa!). How did he fall that far? Didn't this guy get a cap with Bradley's Senior National Team, right after the World Cup? Was it the same game that Bunbury got his first start, vs South Africa? I seem to remember Agudelo having a big game. Am I mis-remembering?

I believe you're thinking of someone else, but he has played for the US U-17's. Bunbury did receive his first cap in that game replacing Robbie "can't score a goal from 5 ft" Findlay. Bunbury was involved on the play Agudelo scored the lone goal in that game.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:19 PM

I got my friend request accepted from him, and it looks like someone asked the same question on January 11 but yet no response. I am still hopeful.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 05:53 PM

I believe you're thinking of someone else, but he has played for the US U-17's. Bunbury did receive his first cap in that game replacing Robbie "can't score a goal from 5 ft" Findlay. Bunbury was involved on the play Agudelo scored the lone goal in that game.

Well, I guess I was off-target. I see "the Boss" Gale Agbossoumonde got his US debut late in this one, maybe I was thinking of him.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:00 PM

From what I hear and read, Koroma is really something special. It would be crushing should he change his mind from attending UA.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:10 AM

Top drawer thinks he's still coming to Akron

Here are some top signings we expect today:
Girls
Lindsey Horan – North Carolina
Laura Liedle – Stanford
Cari Roccaro – Notre Dame
Ashley Spivey – Maryland
Cassie Pecht – Duke

Boys
Alfred Koroma – Akron
Jalen Robinson – Wake Forest
Zachary Carroll – Virginia
Michael Ambrose – Maryland
Cole Nagy – UCLA


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:16 AM

Top drawer thinks he's still coming to Akron

Here are some top signings we expect today:
Girls
Lindsey Horan – North Carolina
Laura Liedle – Stanford
Cari Roccaro – Notre Dame
Ashley Spivey – Maryland
Cassie Pecht – Duke

Boys
Alfred Koroma – Akron
Jalen Robinson – Wake Forest
Zachary Carroll – Virginia
Michael Ambrose – Maryland
Cole Nagy – UCLA


http://www.topdrawer...al-signing-day/


Like last year, Caleb Porter is going to hold off for a few days to announce our men's soccer signees. With Koroma being questionable, these could be a few anxious days for us.

Terry Bowden. Keith Dambrot. Rick Rembielak. Chuck Amato. How ya like dem apples, Terry Pluto?! This is AKRON!





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