Akron soccer is a superpower in our back yard returning to College Cup – Terry ...

Stanford has won the last three national titles, but the Zips upset them on the road in a quarterfinal last week, 3-2, to reach the College Cup.

Harter now plays for a team that is tied with Wake Forest for the highest Division I soccer winning percentage in the last five years -- ever since Embick became coach.

Porter left Akron to coach the Portland Timber of Major League Soccer after the 2012 season.

Akron Soccer Coach Jared Embick has led his team to the College Cup (Final Four) three times in the last four years.

Regardless of who takes the job, the rules of NCAA Division I football with 85 full scholarships and some schools with 90,000-seat or more stadiums are stacked against the mid-majors such as Akron.

Embick is paid $260,000 – a very healthy salary for a college soccer coach, but a pittance compared to Division I football.

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