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Maryland soccer alums Graham Zusi and Taylor Kemp called up for USMNT camp

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

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Graham Zusi and Taylor Kemp never played for Maryland soccer at the same time, but they’ll get to unite on the pitch — at least briefly — to represent the USA.

Both were called up to new coach Bruce Arena’s January camp, which means they’ll be around for about a month in Arena’s first camp since being named the team’s new head coach. The camp starts Jan. 10, and goes through the team’s friendly’s against Serbia (Jan. 29) and Jamaica (Feb. 3).

Zusi currently plays for Sporting Kansas City, while Kemp is on D.C. United. Both are defenders.

In other news

Maryland’s offensive line had an up-and-down season, but is too talented not to be good next season.

Maryland women’s basketball landed a big midyear transfer in former Florida guard Eleanna Christinaki.

Here are all your options to watch the national championship game. There are many.

Here’s Bill Connelly’s advanced stats tale of the tape for Bama-Clemson.

Also, PeachesTerp’s recruiting thread was the most-viewed post on the SB Nation college network yesterday. Not that there was any news on that front, of course. Carry on.