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Traditional soccer powers fight to stay on top

Updated: September 4, 2012, 11:11 AM ET
By Graham Hays

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Four of college soccer's royal families were in residence at Notre Dame over the weekend, each in its own way facing a quandary increasingly familiar to royalty: staying relevant when lineage carries less currency.

Connecticut, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Santa Clara, the four participants in the adidas Invitational won by the Tar Heels, claim 54 College Cup appearances between them, or 45 percent of every appearance made in the event that is now three ...

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