Northwestern's success founded on defense

October 9, 2008
By Doug McIntyre
Ever since Indiana won back-to-back national titles in 2003 and 2004, the coasts have pretty much dominated the college soccer landscape. Squads from Maryland, UCLA, UCSB and Wake Forest have received much of the attention, while teams from the middle of the country took a back seat for the first time in recent memory.

Not anymore.

This week, six of the top 10 teams in the land hail from regions the NSCAA classifies as Midwest, Middle Atlantic or Great Lakes.

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