#2ndStar: Akron Zips 2019

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  1. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #1 fknbuflobo, Jan 8, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2019
  2. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Akron Zips 2018 ended up one of my favorite squads ever, perhaps even dearer than the 1986 Runners Up team. Even with eighteen new faces, this team should never have been as bad as they were at the season start. They likewise had no business winning nine matches in a row (only two at home) on their way to the final. It was a magical post-season, and one hell of a fun ride! Many memories were etched. Many boys grew into manhood.

    The absolutely magnificent coaching job by Jared Embick was lauded by all of College Soccer, even recognized by some undesirables down the Ohio River. (spit) Most importantly, Embick’s performance was reluctantly noted by Akron’s often diffident athletic department. Athletic Directors come and go; but Men’s Soccer remains strong!

    The upcoming season and foreseeable future are both terribly bright. With most key pieces returning, the Zips should make a title run in 2019. The recruiting class is solid, and it will address specific needs. In mid January, Akron look to be legitimate contenders. Much can change between now and then, so the optimism must be tempered a bit.

    After losing the 2009 final, Zips fans were distraught, thinking that we were the best team, and that we had squandered our only chance at a championship. This, right now, feels very different from nine years ago. Wiser from the 2009 agony, followed by 2010 championship, Zips fans now recognize that no team wins it all without good fortune. The title is not some insurmountable and mythical pursuit. It is but an objective.

    Zips Nation are very positive at the moment.
     
  3. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  6. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  10. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  11. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  12. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    https://www.topdrawersoccer.com/col...r-details/men/akron/clgid-438/tab-commitments

    Grant Abbott, GK, Decatur, Illinois, St. Louis FC

    Henrique Cruz, MF, New Jersey, Cedar Stars Academy

    John Fitzgerald, MF, Tallahassee, Florida, Barca Academy

    Will Jackson, MF, Hudson, Ohio, Internationals SC (OH)

    Cameron Victor, GK, Olmsted Falls, Ohio, Internationals SC (OH)

    Natnael McDonald, MF, Georgia, Atlanta United

    Jaden Wright, F, Lorain, Ohio, Internationals SC (OH)
     
  15. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  16. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #20 fknbuflobo, Jan 17, 2019 at 7:17 PM
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2019 at 7:25 PM
    I urge all to read this inciteful piece on Marcel Zajac’s decision to join the new Canadian League rather than returning to Akron and taking his chances in the 2020 MLS Superdraft.

    The article belongs on this thread because it pertains to Akron Zips, past, present, and future. But it also speaks heavily to the Washington Post Article.. thread as well.

    https://canpl.ca/video/sandor-forge...l-of-future-with-canadian-premier-league-move

    I expect comments on this one.
     
  17. OverseasView

    OverseasView Member+

    Olympique Lyonnais
    France
    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Indeed. Interesting article. And the player sounds to know what he want to achieve. I count on you to track his career in the CANPL.
     
  18. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I track all Zips everywhere. It’s My Calling.
     
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  19. ThePonchat

    ThePonchat Member+

    Columbus Crew SC
    United States
    Jan 10, 2013
    NKY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I love CanPL. I really hope it just explodes in popularity and investment. I do believe that Canada could surpass US soccer if they continue doing things the right way. There will be more!

    Akron may be needing a new assistant IF sources are right with the HC carousel.
     
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  20. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    To what are you referring? Who is leaving the Zips?
     

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