Can anyone stop Stanford?
That’s the dominant theme ahead of the new season of men’s Division I soccer, which kicks off on Friday.
The three-time defending champs have stitched together a modern dynasty in Palo Alto. This season is the program’s most daunting challenge, after losing members of its spine: Drew Skundrich, Tomas Hilliard-Arce, Foster Langsdof and Corey Baird.
So if the Cardinal is knocked off its perch – who can replace them? Below are six men’s DI title contenders.