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NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals Preview

 NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals Preview

The NCAA Soccer Tournament is nearing its conclusion. Eight teams remain from the initial 48 team field.

The match ups this weekend:

1- Wake Forest  vs 8- South Florida

Wake Forest’s Marcus Tracey is probably the most talented player in NCAA Soccer. The Bulls had a great season but are a big underdog to the defending champions.

Northwestern  vs 13- North Carolina

North Carolina scored twice late in the Round of 16 to beat UIC. Northwestern’s defense has been solid all year long and I like their chances here also. 

2- Maryland vs 7- Creighton

Jeremy Hall, a former US youth national team prospect helps lead the Terps. Andrei Gotsmanov leads the Jays and he has a professional future. 

3- St John’s vs 6- Indiana

Sverre Wegge Gundhus is a player to keep an eye on for the Red Storm. Indiana has gotten through a fairly easy draw to get to this point, but the Hoosiers are never an easy out in the NCAA Tournament. 


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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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