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Hermann Trophy Winners Are.....

Marcus Tracy, the Wake Forest forward who passed on MLS to pursue a Danish contract, won the Hermann Trophy as the nation's top collegiate player. Read the Winston-Salem Journal's full report. Tracy is planning to sign with Aalborg this coming week. Akron's Steve Zakuani and Wake midfielder Sam Cronin were the other finalists. Both have signed with MLS and will be drafted Thursday.

Notre Dame senior forward Kerri Hanks won the women's award.

By Steve Goff  |  January 10, 2009; 1:23 PM ET
Categories:  College Soccer  
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Comments

disgraceful; they should withhold this trophy from players who don't sign with MLS! let these euro-dreamers have their own trophy, but keep the hermman for players who want to play for their home-grown league! i'm sure all the euro-philes out there will flame me on this one but we have got to protect our league by preserving our top talent for MLS!

Posted by: pimpdaddy2000 | January 10, 2009 4:00 PM | Report abuse

pimpdaddy, why would NCAA or any college player be beholden to MLS? Tracy going to Europe is just another indication that MLS needs to pay its top recruits more dough.

If the contracts they sign at home were worth 75% of the ones they sign in second tier Euro leagues, you might see more of them staying here . . . at least for a few years . . .

Posted by: delantero | January 10, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

did I miss the post about Bob Bowsell signing with Antalyaspor or what? I can't read this article but it looks as though he's playing for them...?
http://www.antalyaspor.com.tr/v2/index.php/tuem-haberler/279-antalyaspor-0-2-nuernberg.html

Posted by: DadRyan | January 10, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

DadRyan,
Did you update Antalya Spor's Wikipedia page?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antalyaspor

and Bobby's?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Boswell

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | January 10, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

negative I-270, interesting clues have popped up on facebook though... Why the hell did DCU trade him away for Zach Wells again? Stupidest trade ever..

Posted by: DadRyan | January 10, 2009 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Lots of articles on Boswell talking to the Turks at the very end of December and beginning of January but can't find anything except for wikipedia that links him for sure with the team so hard to say.

Posted by: Beckster1 | January 10, 2009 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Beckster1 he's played a game for them vs Nurnberg. Did you follow the link above?

Posted by: DadRyan | January 10, 2009 8:00 PM | Report abuse

re: Bozilla.

He played like garbage in his last year with us, and we all knew that he would be moving abroad on a free-transfer at the end of his MLS contract. Even though Wells turned out to be less than average in goal, at least we didn't lose a player for nothing. Maybe Bobby would have helped in the back last year, maybe not.

Posted by: alecw81 | January 11, 2009 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Dadryan: why trade him? Well, because of this, actually. He's out of contract and made it clear he wanted to go East (not that far East I would suspect) we got a well regarded (at the time) keeper with an upside. Right now, the dynamo have bupkis.

The Hermann award will probably be more and more like the Wooden award or the Heisman, the top player in college rarely becomes a top pro, the skill sets and age are just different.

Posted by: joshuaostevens | January 11, 2009 12:06 AM | Report abuse

Boz played fine for the Dynamo. I know his last year with United wasn't as great as his first, but he was sorely missed last year by the likes of me. It's hard to place blame on any one guy in the back line in 08, but I think dude would have helped out more than either of the brothers Gonzalo.

I understand him wanting to go overseas and all, and maybe the reason he's down with going to Antalyaspor is because he knows he'll get lots of playing time with their miserable club. They suck. Hopefully it leads to something a little more exciting than a Turkish cellar dweller.

Posted by: DadRyan | January 11, 2009 2:00 AM | Report abuse

Who ever thinks, or thought Wells was well regarded, or was regarding him well must have been smoking crack. He sucks.
Sorry, had to add that.

Posted by: DadRyan | January 11, 2009 2:02 AM | Report abuse

DadRyan - saw the link you sent on Boswell. Not sure what that game was. Not a scheduled Turkish Super Lig game but looks like he is over there - just surprised that the move hasn't been covered by any of the standard soccer outlets.

Posted by: Beckster1 | January 11, 2009 9:04 AM | Report abuse

Boswell's a fine player for a defense that plays like Houston's---tight, flat four.

I don't think the style United wants to play is a good fit for him. He's a decent defender, but not particularly good with the ball at his feet, and I see him getting exposed too much (ok, so our whole defense was exposed last year, but ya know)

Where's our new Ryan Nelsen?!! Is Zanicki the man? Hope so.

Posted by: delantero | January 11, 2009 9:59 AM | Report abuse

ONe more thing. He's played in more than one match by the looks of it. They look like friendlies. I'm surprised as well that no one in the US press has mentioned it.
It's not Goff's responsibility to report on a guy who's long gone from DC, until there's really something to report.

Posted by: DadRyan | January 11, 2009 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Why the hell did DCU trade him away for Zach Wells again? Stupidest trade ever..

Posted by: DadRyan | January 10, 2009 6:33 PM

----------------------------------------------

You've obviously forgotten the fabled Roy-for-Roy swap of '98. Of course, DC came out on the smart side of that one...

Posted by: Kenobi | January 11, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

'98? That's, like, so last century.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | January 11, 2009 6:14 PM | Report abuse

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