The University of Akron men’s soccer team is in the hunt for another national championship. After a rocky start to the season, the Zips have reached their third College Cup in the past four years. Tonight they will face Michigan State at 8 p.m. in Santa Barbara, Calif. in the national semifinal. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU.

From the win over Western Michigan to earn the NCAA Tournament bid to the upset over Stanford to reach the Cup, take a look back at the Zips playoff journey:

Akron 3, Western Michigan 0: Zips win MAC Tournament, earn NCAA bid

Zips to host Rider in first round of NCAA Division I Tournament

Zips looking to avoid upset in first-round tournament match against Rider

Zips advance to second round of NCAA Tournament with 3-1 win over Rider

Zips look for ‘payback’ against Syracuse in NCAA second round

Zips upset Syracuse 3-1 in second round of NCAA Tournament

Marla Ridenour: UA men’s soccer team’s unbreakable feeling built through unending challenges gets stern test

Zips set to take on top-ranked Wake Forest in NCAA third round

Akron 1, Wake Forest 0: Upset of top seed sets Zips up for rematch with Stanford

Zips getting big contributions at both ends of the pitch

Zips get right answer to crucial back line question as senior transfer bonds with three freshmen

Defending champion Stanford again stands in the way for UA

Zips advance to College Cup with 3-2 win over Stanford

Zips confident heading into national semifinal against Michigan State

Colin Biros standing tall for Zips

College Cup: Zips find belief in system, each other to recover from 6-6-2 start

College Cup: Three veterans bring leadership, create motivation for Zips

Zips welcome ‘Playoff Jared,’ hope to win championship for underappreciated coach

Marla Ridenour: Former refugee Ezana Kahsay caps amazing journey from Africa to Akron with third College Cup