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MM 10.18: Former Maryland men’s soccer star Donovan Pines earns Man of the Match

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

SOCCER: SEP 29 MLS - Minnesota United FC at DC United Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

D.C. United’s Donovan Pines earned the Man of the Match honor after his performance in Saturday’s home match against Nashville.

The match ended in a draw however, Pines had a strong showing. The former Maryland men’s soccer defender had the most touches with 85 and passes with 63. Pines also gained possession 10 times with 13 duels and six clearances.

D.C. United currently stands in sixth place with 41 points and is behind New England, Nashville, Philadelphia, Orlando City and Atlanta United.

Pines and the rest of the team will look to gain more points and secure a spot in the postseason. They are next set to take on New England who leads the conference with 66 points on the road.

In other news

Maryland field hockey head coach Missy Meharg reached 600 career wins and Damon Brooks Jr. was there with the coverage.

Ben Dickson wrote about Maryland women’s soccer’s draw with Indiana.

Sam Oshtry recapped what went on with Big Ten football this weekend.

Connecticut Sun player Kaila Charles visited the Maryland women’s basketball team for practice.

Maryland softball defeated George Washington University 9-1 in its fall ball game.

Maryland volleyball shared what it’s been like being the conference’s top blocking team.

Maryland teams and coaches celebrated Maryland field hockey head coach Missy Meharg’s milestone.