Today, UC Santa Barbara defeated UCLA, 2-1, in the 2006 NCAA Division 1 Men's Soccer Championship. This is UC Santa Barbara's first-ever national title in men's soccer.
The North Carolina Tar Heels beat Notre Dame, 2-1, to become the 2006 NCAA Division 1 Women's Soccer Champions, making this their 18th championship in the 25-history of the Women's College Cup. North Carolina has always had one of the best soccer programs in the United State, but to get to the finals they had to beat some of the nation's best teams incuding, Texas A&M in the quarterfinals, UCLA in the semifinals and finally Notre Dame for the championship.
A hearty Dallas Cup congratulations goes out to the champions...the men of UC Santa Barbara and the ladies of North Carolina! A job well done!
So, what do you think...What state do you think has the strongest youth and collegiate soccer competition?