COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 2 Maryland men's soccer team opens its 2014 schedule with a trip to No. 14 Louisville Friday. The match is slated for 8 p.m. and will be shown live on ESPN3.
• Fans can watch Friday night's match by clicking here. The match is the first men's soccer game hosted at Louisville's new venue, Lynn Stadium.
• Updates will be posted to the Maryland Men's Soccer Twitter feed, so "Follow" to get updates sent straight to you.
• Maryland is coming off a tremendous season in which the squad went 17-4-5. The Terps fell to Notre Dame in the national title game 2-1 at PPL Park in Philadelphia. It was Maryland's second consecutive trip to the College Cup. The Terps topped Virginia 1-0 to win its second straight ACC championship and its final title before leaving the conference for the Big Ten.
• Season tickets for Maryland women's and men's soccer matches are available online by clicking here. Tickets for nine women's and 12 men's matches are just $70 for adults and $40 for youth or seniors.
• Single game tickets for Maryland men's soccer matches are available also online by clicking here. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth or seniors. Tickets are also available at Ludwig Field one hour prior to kick off.
• Click here to purchase the Maryland Athletics Pride Pass and receive admission to the following sports: Men's Soccer and Women's Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling, Men's Lacrosse, Women's Lacrosse, and Baseball. Pass is valid for regular season contests for the 2014 - 2015 athletic season. The Maryland Pride Pass is available for a single admission for $99 and for the pass holder and a guest for $150.
LUDWIG Parking Information
• General Information: After 4 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends, there is no charge for parking in Lots Z1 or 1b or in Regents Drive Garage. Lots R2 and R3 are limited to vehicles displaying current valid permits for the respective lots at all times. The Stadium Drive Garage is closed on weekends.
Scouting the Cardinals
• Louisville is prepped for its first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2014 and enters the season ranked 14th in the NSCAA Preseason Top 25 Poll.
• Louisville, which closed 2013 ranked 18th in the nation after going 11-5-4, is ranked in the preseason top 15 for the fifth straight season.
• Last season, Louisville won the inaugural American Athletic Conference regular season championship and advanced to the second round of the 2013 NCAA Championship before falling 1-0 in overtime at Michigan State. Led by ninth-year head coach Ken Lolla, the Cardinals returns seven starters and 12 letterwinners from last year’s squad.
By the Numbers: Maryland Dominance
8 - Maryland has appearances in the College Cup since 1998 - the most in the country.
17 - Maryland has reached the NCAA round-of-16 in 17 of the last 20 years - the most in the country.
13 - Maryland has advanced in the postseason 13 straight years - no other school has done so more than six
4 - Every four year player since 1998 has been a part of at least one College Cup team.
3 - National championships (1968, 2005, 2008)
Last Outing vs. the Cards• No. 2 Maryland advanced to its 12th College Cup in program history with a 3-1 victory over No. 10 Louisville in the quarterfinals of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship in 2012.
• A raucous Ludwig Field crowd enjoyed goals from London Woodberry, Jake Pace and Patrick Mullins as the Terrapins avenged a 2011 NCAA tournament loss to the Cardinals.
• The victory gave Maryland its fourth 20-win season in its history, all accomplished under Cirovski, who is in his 22nd season in College Park
Metzger Tabbed to MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
• Senior midfielder Dan Metzger was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List.
• Metzger was a captain as a junior for the Terps last season and was tabbed a First Team All-ACC selection. A native of Holmdel, N.J., he was named to the ACC Championship All-Tournament Team after guiding Terps to a second straight title. Metzger logged the third most minutes of any position player for Maryland, starting in all 26 games.
#UKTerps - Maryland Takes Its Talents Overseas
• Maryland spent a memorable 10 days in England in the spring, experiencing life in Manchester and London.
• The Terps tied the U21 side of Manchester United 0-0 at a foggy Aon Training Complex less than 24 hours after touching down in England.
• Maryland went on to fall to Tottenham’s U21 squad 2-0 and picked up a draw at Crystal Palace 3-3 courtesy of goals from Alex Shinsky, David Kabelik and Tsubasa Endoh.
World Cup Terps
• Former Terps Omar Gonzalez and Graham Zusi played pivotal roles for the U.S. men’s national team as it made a magical run at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
• Zusi notched two assists, including the game-winner against Ghana, to lead the U.S. as it defied the critics by advancing from the ‘group of death’ before bowing out in the round-of-16. Gonzalez provided valuable minutes in the backline and recorded a pair of starts at center back.
• Upon their return to the MLS, Gonzalez and Zusi were both named starters for the 2014 AT&T MLS All-Star game along with former Terrapin Maurice Edu.
Maryland Picked FIRST In Preseason Big Ten Poll
• Maryland topped the 2014 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Preseason Poll, released by the conference office. The Terps return nine starters from last year’s squad which advanced to a second consecutive College Cup. Maryland captured its second straight Atlantic Coast Conference regular season and tournament titles in 2014.
Big Ten Men's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll
2. Michigan State
4. Penn State
9. Ohio State
Three Terps Selected To Big Ten Players To Watch List
• Endoh appeared in all 26 games, earning starts in 25, and notched three goals and six assists on as a sophomore in 2014. Metzger was an All-ACC First Team selection as arguably the most instrumental player in the Terps’ successful campaign a year ago. Steffen, one of the top goalkeeping prospects in the U.S., was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team as a rookie in 2014.
Big Ten Men's Soccer Preseason Players to Watch
Femi Hollinger-Janzen, Indiana, Jr., Forward/Midfield
Tanner Thompson, Indiana, So., Midfield
Jamie Vollmer, Indiana, Sr., Midfield
Dan Metzger, Maryland, Sr., Midfield
Zack Steffen, Maryland, So., Goalkeeper
Tsubasa Endoh, Maryland, Jr., Midfield
Tyler Arnone, Michigan, Sr., Midfield
Adam Grinwis, Michigan, Sr., Goalkeeper
Marcos Ugarte, Michigan, Sr., Midfield
Fatai Alashe, Michigan State, Sr., Midfield
Adam Montague, Michigan State, Sr., Forward
Jay Chapman, Michigan State, Jr., Midfield
Tyler Miller, Northwestern, Sr., Goalkeeper
Nikko Boxall, Northwestern, Sr., Defense
Joey Calistri, Northwestern, Jr., Forward
Alex Ivanov, Ohio State, Sr., Goalkeeper
Kyle Culbertson, Ohio State, Jr., Midfield
Danny Jensen, Ohio State, So., Forward
Andrew Wolverton, Penn State, Sr., Goalkeeper
Mikey Minutillo, Penn State, Sr., Forward
Owen Griffith, Penn State, Sr., Midfield
David Greczek, Rutgers, So., Goalkeeper
Ross Tetro, Rutgers, Jr., Defense
Nathan Bruccoleri, Rutgers, Sr., Midfield
Drew Conner, Wisconsin, Jr., Midfield
David Caban, Wisconsin, Sr., Defense/Midfield
Jacob Brindle, Wisconsin, Sr., Midfield/Forward
Odoi-Atsem, Steffen Suit up for USMNT U-20s
• Sophomores Chris Odoi-Atsem and Zack Steffen were named to the 20-player roster for the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team as it competed at the 2014 NTC Invitational Tournament in mid-July at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif.
The U.S. took on Chile, Bermuda and Australia in the tournament.
• Head coach Sasho Cirovski announced the 2014 Maryland men’s soccer signing class, which included two early enrollees and will be the first to compete for the Terps as a member of the Big Ten Conference.
• Freshman Jereon Meefout and junior Rutgers transfer Mael Corboz enrolled at Maryland in January and were a part of the squad’s trip to England in March.
Two for Mullins
• A back-to-back MAC Hermann Trophy winner, Patrick Mullins led Maryland’s high-scoring attack with 19 goals and 10 assists as a senior in 2013.
• The New Orleans, native tallied six game-winners to lead Maryland back to the College Cup for a second straight season and capped his illustrious tenure with the Terrapins ranked second in both goals and points in Maryland men’s soccer career annals.
• Following the 2013 season, Mullins was drafted in the first round (11th overall) by the New England Revolution in the MLS SuperDraft.