Five irreplaceable men's college players

Five irreplaceable men's college players
by Will Parchman
July 26, 2016

The roster churn in college soccer is real. From players leaving early for professional contracts abroad to high-end prospects jumping at Generation adidas contracts to entire senior classes just dissipating, college coaches have a uniquely difficult task in keeping coherent lineups together for multiple years.

For these five programs, 2016 presents a unique challenge all its own. Because these five players - or groups of players - will be the hardest to replace this fall. All five have moved on, and each program could struggle to put pieces in place to replicate their otherworldly output from last year.

All in a day’s work in the difficult, ever-changing world of college soccer coaching.

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