Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Akron's Porter lands cream of the crop
Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 28th, 2009 8AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Terry Pluto profiles Caleb Porter, the architect of Akron's rise from regional contender to national powerhouse. Porter was the recruiting coordinator for Indiana teams that won NCAA titles in 2003 and 2004 and he says he wouldn't leave for another school unless he believed it could realistically compete for a national championship.

In his fourth season with the Zips, they are 23-0-0 heading into Sunday's third-round game with Stanford. Porter's secret? "We're able to get the cream of the crop," he said. "We have great facilities. We have a school that cares about soccer. In our last game [2-0 victory over South Florida], we drew 2,700 fans - the most of any of [tournament] teams last week. We have a good area in Northeast Ohio in which to recruit, and we can recruit nationally."

Porter's recruiting philosophy? "[I] recruit a lot of guys who do the things I couldn't," he says. "A kid like Darlington Nagbe is so fluid, so smooth, so skillful. He is one of the best players in the country, and he makes it look effortless."

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
LVG: Falcao "Has to Prove Himself"    
Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has responded to criticism over dropping Radamel Falcao by claiming ...
Report: Adidas to Assist Messi Move?    
According to Spanish sports daily AS, Lionel Messi's sponsor Adidas could be the key to the ...
Mourinho Questions Man City's Transfer Policy     
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho suggested that rival Manchester City is not adhering to UEFA's Financial Fair ...
Toure Admits Man City Future in Doubt     
Speaking ahead of the opening games of the African Nations' Cup in Equatorial Guinea this weekend, ...
Ronaldo Blasts 'Defensive' Atleti Tactics    
Cristiano Ronaldo blasted Atletico Madrid for its unattractive style after the Rojiblancos ousted Real Madrid from ...
Fabian Johnson's 'Spat' with 'Gladbach Coach Favre    
According to Bild, USA defender Fabian Johnson is in a "spat" with Borussia Monchengladbach coach Lucien ...
Serie A to Introduce Goal-Line Technology     
Serie A will introduce goal-line technology next season after the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) gave its ...
Ronaldo: Cristiano Junior Prefers Messi     
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who on Monday was named the 2014 Ballon D'Or winner, revealed ...
Debuchy to Miss Three Months     
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger on Wednesday revealed that right back Mathieu Debuchy is set to miss ...
Spurs Fights Back to Win Third-Round Replay     
Tottenham on Wednesday fought back from two goals down to beat Burnley, 4-2, in an FA ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives