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Caleb Porter finds best of both worlds

Akron coach adds U-23 U.S. team to responsibility of guiding defending champion Zips

Originally Published: November 16, 2011
By Mechelle Voepel | ESPN.com

Akron coach Caleb Porter isn't sure why soccer grabbed him and has refused to ever let go. He didn't have any family history with the game. He competed at several other sports, but soccer was the one that possessed him.

"My dad was never a soccer player," said Porter, a Michigan native. "He was into football, baseball, typical American sports. He also was a triathlete. My mom ran marathons. It wasn't that anybody pushed me into soccer. I think it was the freedom. It was something ...

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