It's a great time to be a Maryland men's soccer fan! This week's blog checks in on former Terps Rodney Wallace and Jeremy Hall, gives props to Taylor Kemp's sizzling strike and asks for a little voting love for Zac MacMath.
A NATIONAL NOD FOR KEMP
After tallying the game-winner against Penn State Sunday, Taylor Kemp was named to TopDrawerSoccer.com and College Soccer News' National Team of the Week. You can watch the sophomore's first career score below.
The YouTube clip has already garnered nearly 3,000 hits.
VOTE MACMATH TODAY!
Goalkeeper Zac MacMath is one of five finalists for U.S. Soccer's Young Male Athlete of the Year.
According to the U.S. Soccer website, "the finalists for each award were nominated on the basis of: a) competing and excelling at the highest level (both at the national team and professional level) during the calendar year; b) exhibiting decorum on and off the field that reflects well on U.S. Soccer; and c) contributing toward the growth, development, credibility and popularization of soccer in the USA."
Vote for Zac today by clicking here!
Here are some clips following last week's win against Penn State and also a nice blurb on ESPN.com today about Taylor Kemp.
ESPN.com - Terps advance in dramatic fashion
Taylor Kemp's goal in 87th minute lifts Terps over Penn State, 1-0, in NCAA third round
Maryland men's soccer beats Penn State in NCAA tournament on goal made by Taylor Kemp
Right time for a first time
TEAMMATES ONCE AGAIN
Rodney Wallace and Jeremy Hall, two former Terp standouts on the 2008 national championship squad, will be reunited as members of the MLS expansion Portland Timbers next season. Wallace travels to the West Coast after spending two seasons at DC United while Hall competed with New York Red Bull since being drafted by the club following his junior season at Maryland.
It was also recently announced that Hall landed on Major League Soccer's 19-man Generation adidas roster and will travel to Madrid for 10 days of training and competitive matches. Click here for a video diary of Hall's first day in Madrid.
If you haven't already done so, please make sure you get your tickets to Saturday's NCAA quarterfinal match with No. 10 Michigan! It's time to pack Ludwig and help send the boys to Santa Barbara!