Akron Zips 2024

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  1. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

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

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    If Canadian Rush doesn't have this on their uniforms, Akron needs to walk off the field in protest.

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  3. Ch(Elsey)

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    Columbus Crew
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    May 2, 2003
    Green, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great post.

    Go Zips.
     
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  4. fknbuflobo

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    Arsenal FC
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    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It is humanly impossible for me to agree with you more! (Where is that MegaRep button?)
     
  5. Benny Dargle

    Benny Dargle Member+

    Jul 23, 2008
    LA
    Arron Meono, a 2024 GK from LAFC academy, just committed to Akron

    https://www.instagram.com/p/C4OHuy2rqTb/?img_index=1

    He's a really solid GK with great technique. Probably stayed on the market a little long because he doesn't have eye-popping height or athleticism. Plus, he had set his sights high and didn't commit anywhere early. Nevertheless, I wouldn't be surprised if he worked his way past some people over his college career. LAFC Academy has brought in new keepers in his class every year who had more pro-style measurables, but he's always ended up being the GK the Academy coaches and players trusted in key games.
     
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  6. fknbuflobo

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    Arsenal FC
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    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
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    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thx, Benny. I am heading to UA here directly. I will see what I can find out.
     
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  7. fknbuflobo

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    Arsenal FC
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    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Arron Meono is a 2024 recruit. Tough to imagine him unseating Mich Budler as #1 for however long Budler is around. Which right now looks like 2024 and 2025.
     
  8. fknbuflobo

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    Arsenal FC
    United States
    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    AKR 0-0 MSU FT
    Spartans win PKs.

    Spartans looked about the same quality as the average Big East opponent. Maybe not even that good. Zips played well as a unit the first 15 minutes, creating space and asking questions of the MSU defense. Then they inexplicably seemed to lose focus after that. Toward the end, Spartans owned the match. Zips ran out of offensive ideas in the 2nd half, becoming plodding and predictable.

    Very tough to imagine a positive trajectory for 2024.

    Newcomers:
    Roberto Ydrach CB #8 continued to impress, but he made a few miscues. Maximus Barboto MF #21 provided a spark in very limited playing time in the 2nd half.

    Veterans:
    Both Zips outside backs played pretty well, Henry and Kamdem.
     
  9. Benny Dargle

    Benny Dargle Member+

    Jul 23, 2008
    LA
    I definitely wasn't suggesting he would do anything like that right away. That's why I said "in his college career." I was merely suggesting at some point I could see him working his way up to that spot.
     
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  10. fknbuflobo

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    Arsenal FC
    United States
    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MIC 1-2 AKR
    Stefan Dobrijevic with the brace.
    Dobrijevic should get more consideration for starting #9.

    I did not attend
     
  11. PlaySimple

    PlaySimple Member

    Sep 22, 2016
    Chicagoland
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    It's been awhile since I've been on the men's forum so this comment is late.

    Hopefully there is a positive trajectory for the team this year. I always used to say that men's soccer was Akron's best sport but it seems like that honor has gone to the men's basketball team the past few years. A bit off-topic but I really love the story of Enrique Freeman. From an academic scholarship and a walk on player to being the leading rebounder in the country and tied for the most double-doubles in a season at 31. He's got a blue collar work ethic that reminds me of Dennis Rodman. Hopefully that inspires the men's soccer team somewhat. He's got a good head on his shoulders as well and is already working on his MBA.
     
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  12. fknbuflobo

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    Arsenal FC
    United States
    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    BGSU 0-0 AKR
    Zips win PKs.

    I did not attend.
     
  13. fknbuflobo

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    Arsenal FC
    United States
    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    AKR 3-3 DAY

    Akron advances on PKs, should anyone care.

    Sadly, a pretty even contest with ebbs and flows, and several near misses for each side. Zips have lots to do in shoring up a disorganized defense.
     
  14. IntoTouch

    IntoTouch Member

    Aston Villa
    United States
    May 3, 2022
    Was tye Dayton keeper the transfer from Louisville?
     
  15. fknbuflobo

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    Arsenal FC
    United States
    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not sure. Not much intel on these Spring matches.
     

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