The men’s college soccer season kicked off last week, following an at-times discombobulated spring season, which could play as a nice springboard for some programs looking to pick right up from where they left off just a few months ago.
Then, there are the Ivy League schools, forced from play entirely last year, now kicking their seasons off versus the likes of those who concluded seasons just four months prior.
While all clubs are happy to be back for a full season of play, the excitement to fight for conference and national glory is even greater.
Which teams from around the region are top contenders? Here's how our first Top 10 of the season shapes up.