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1. Stanford's Catarina Macario and Clemson's Robbie Robinson won the 2019 MAC Hermann Trophy awards as the top men's and women's college players. The Brazilian-born Macario becomes the fifth women’s player to repeat as winner of the award and the sixth two-time women’s winner overall. She followed up her Hermann Trophy-winning campaign of 2018 with an even better junior season. She set Stanford records in goals (32), assists (23) and points (87) and led the Cardinal to its third national championship in 2019. Robinson is the third Clemson player to win the award after Bruce Murray (1987) and Wojtek Krakowiak (1998). Robinson led the nation in points (45), tied for first in goals (18) and was tied for fifth in assists (9).

2. Aron Hyde has rejoined the U.S. men's national team staff as its goalkeeper coach. He comes from Atlanta United, where he was on the Five Stripes' staff for their first three seasons in MLS. Before that, Hyde spent two years with U.S. Soccer as a goalkeeper coach with the men’s national team and various youth national teams. He also spent six seasons (2010-15) as the goalkeeper coach with Chicago Fire. Hyde joined the Fire after working in the Seattle area with Emerald City FC, the Seattle University’s men’s and women’s teams and University of Washington men’s team.

3. Rodrigo Lopez is returning to Sac Republic FC after four years in Mexico (Celaya, Toluca and Veracruz). The Guadalajara native grew up in Santa Barbara and was Republic FC’s first-ever signing in 2013. He pulled off one of the greatest USL playoff feats in history, scoring three stunning second-half goals to lead Republic FC back from a two-goal deficit in its 2014 USL semifinal match against LA Galaxy II. Lopez, 32, began his career as a teenager with Chivas USA.
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