I've been attending college soccer matches pretty religiously over the last 14 years. (One year I saw 38 games, and I might approach that number this year. I've already seen five and should see at least four more this weekend.) What I'm wondering is if the college game is getting better or holding steady? My gut says it's holding steady, but I'm not really sure. It should be getting better shouldn't it? We have a lot more kids playing, and there's been no growth in men's D1 programs. The competition for spots at the D1s should be intense. So my questions: Is the quality of college soccer staying about the same? Are the players leaving for the pros diminishing the competition significantly? Are the NCAA rules (substitutions, number of games,etc.) significantly hurting the game? Is the quality of college coaching holding things back? I'm just curious what others might think? From my perspective I'm thinking that things peaked about five years ago, and that since then we've been treading water.