Those Akron fans still feeling the pain of the Zips loss in the semifinals of last year's NCAA College Cup got a bit of good news Thursday: The Zips were picked by Soccer America as the No. 1 team in the country.
DeAndre Yedlin was one of three former MAC stars to be chosen to the final Copa America roster.
Klinsmann whittled the pool of USMNT players down to 40 players who are currently in contention, and former Zips make up nearly 10 percent of those players.
In the 73rd minute of the LA Galaxy's 1-1 home draw against Portland, De Jong put in a strong tackle on former Akron star Darlington Nagbe that has drawn the ire of many in the soccer community.
The Portland Timbers acquired Darren Mattocks from the Vancouver Whitecaps for allocation money and a future international roster spot.
James joined Richie Laryea as a draft pick in this years draft and joins former Akron player Saad Abdul-Salaam in Kansas City for next season.
Laryea will join Kaka and 2015 MLS rookie of the year Cyle Larin in Orlando after being drafted 7th overall.
If Laryea is to succeed with an MLS franchise, he would join the multitude of Akron players who signed Generation adidas contracts and went on to thrive in MLS.
Former Akron player Wil Trapp among Columbus players invited to USMNT January camp.