A) The College Cup starts in a couple of hours and there has been very little chatter here about the games. Or college soccer in general. In terms of traffic and posts, it's been very light the past couple of weeks. And this is among people who actually care about college soccer. It just shows how small the sport's following really is. B) MLS is continuing to de-emphasize college soccer. The league has done away with the annual Combine, replacing it with a much smaller - in scale, cost, length and participation - "showcase" to be held the day between the SF and final of the College Cup, ie tomorrow. Further, they are changing the draft and doing it remotely instead of making it an event where everyone is together and is televised. Instead, it will be shown on Twitter. Even the NHL and MLB, which rely less on college talent to immediately stock their rosters than the NFL and NBA do, still televise their draft. But MLS thinks it's not worth the expense or hassle. Tonight we'll see how much interest there is in the Cup. It has a local team in Wake Forest and two of the other teams are a driveable distance away and the fourth team, while from across the country, has a huge and wealthy alumni base. In other words, the ingredients are there for a good crowd. Let's see if they get it. None of this is good news for the state of the game at the college level. I know there supposedly has been momentum in the decades long quest to extend the college season, but at this point, it may be too little, way too late in terms of college soccer capturing the public's attention.