Men's soccer AAC tournament

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  1. dbmill

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    UConn has a 2-0 lead over South Florida midway through the second half. For some reason, WHUS is not carrying this game.
     
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    Oops. South Florida scored, so UConn has a 2-1 lead with about 10 minutes to go in the second half.
     
  3. killerBsaturn

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    and on to the title game they go!
     
  4. dbmill

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    UConn wins 2-1! The Huskies will play Tulsa on Sunday.
     
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    Absolutely a huge win, and on South Florida's home field at that. This young team was pretty much left for dead in mid October, and now suddenly they have turned it around to be one win away from the NCAA tournament. Hopefully they can seal the deal on Sunday.
     
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    They just never get the job done under Ray Reid.
     
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    My wife and I have a Netflix account, and every year around Halloween I make sure I get some good old fashioned horror movies for us to sample. Maybe next year I'll get a recording of UConn post season penalty kick misadventures through the ages. That would be some horror show to witness.
     
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    They looked lethargic and disinterested in their loss to Tulsa in the championship.
     
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    Tulsa out shot them 23-7. UConn completely tailed off about 25 minutes in. Ray Reid said his team was fatigued and lamented playing 2 games in 3 days on the TV interview. Considering Tulsa played a Double OT game on Friday, UConn's fitness level is pretty bad to have been that outplayed due to fatigue. UConn doesn't seem to schedule many Friday-Sunday games during the regular season to prepare themselves. Maybe thats why they've lost in the conference title game several times in the past 10 years.
     
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    Chances of a NCAA bid?
     
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    I highly doubt they give the AAC 4 teams. Tulsa is in. SMU and USF seem to have the better numbers.
     
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    Great news!

    Hope the Huskies have a boat tough. For forecast is for 2" of rain Thursday afternoon in Jersey. Nothing like slide tackles taken from 20 yards away to liven-up the game. As for the offense, in those conditions, any shot on net is a potential goal.
     
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    The men play at home on Thursday, women play in Jersey on Friday.
     
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    The forecast is calling for heavy rain Boston overnight Thursday into Friday after swamping Jersey earlier on Thursday. Storrs in in between. Its going to be a Water Polo match between UConn and BU.
     
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    I get that, just the way you worded your post is what I was replying to.
     
  20. dbmill

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    By any chance, does anyone know what UConn's RPI is now?

    UConn's tournament resume was boosted by two wins over a very well regarded South Florida team, including the AAC tournament win on USF's home field. That had to be big. And while UConn was bounced on penalty kicks in the final, officially the Huskies have not lost a game since playing Louisville on October 13, so it has been over a month since their last official loss. NCAA tournament selection committees like streaks such as that.
     
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    36 NCAA Men's Soccer RPI
     
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    Thank you! I should have thought to check the NCAA website. With an RPI in that neighborhood UConn certainly had to be one of the last at large teams in.
     
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    the ability to draw a crowd is what it has become the norm in mens college soccer NCAA invites for at large.
    I have been a follower (since 1967) and a Friend of Soccer (since 1979) and it is my opinion Ray must step aside.
    He has been able to bring in talent but has not been able to create a consistent winning movement. All his teams look alike and are missing the dynamic midfield players - yeah he's had a few in past years but it has never been a priority.
    He won with Rahim as a midfield dynamo.
    Joe M's team always had midfielders who could possess and distribute. Reid's team plays over the midfield.
    To say that the UConn mens soccer teams have been a disappointment in the past 10 or more years would be an understatement.
    Hire a coach who is young and energetic at 60% of Ray's salary.
    Not a Ray hater by any means - just getting tired of the status quo.
    GOOD LUCK in the tourney and may you prove me wrong
     
  24. Riga Ben

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    I totally agree ... and post-2016 season, too. Ray made $323k in 2015. That's high even amongst big time college soccer coaches, and especially high amongst those that coach mediocre teams. Ray's teams look the same every year. The good teams have figured him out.