So long, upstarts. The last two teams left at the NCAA men’s soccer tournament rank among the bluest of the bluebloods. UCLA and Virginia have combined for 10 national championships and one of them will earn another trophy today ( 9 a.m., ESPNU) in the College Cup final. The Bruins (14-4-5) and Cavaliers (13-6-3) got there by sending home two surprise teams: UCLA beat Providence 3-2 in one double-overtime semifinal and Virginia beat Maryland-Baltimore County 1-0. The Cavaliers have six national titles – including four under current L.A. Galaxy coach Bruce Arena– while the Bruins have four – with three under current Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid. – AP
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