Classic serves as gateway to rankings
Each soccer season, a number of tournaments -- usually regional in scope -- have the ability to alter the landscape of the ESPN RISE FAB 50 national rankings.
Looking ahead to the 2009 fall boys' soccer season, the Gateway Classic, scheduled for Oct. 1-3 in Collinsville, Ill., remains the lynchpin high school event. Six of the preseason FAB 50 teams will compete in an event that features representatives from nine states.
The main draw will be a pair of eight-team tournament brackets. ...
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